Etiology, Motives, and Crime Hubs

Etiology, Motives, and Crime Hubs

Debarati Halder (Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling (CCVC), India) and K. Jaishankar (Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, India)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 14
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-323-2.ch706
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Abstract

This chapter describes on the various aspects that surround victimization of women in the cyberspace and goes in depth to analyze the reasons for such victimization. The etiology of cyber crimes against women is something novel as this has overridden the conventional causes of criminality. The motivation behind the cyber crimes against women is also analyzed. Spatial aspect of physical space crime is a well-researched subject and in this chapter the ‘crime hubs’ or the hotspots of cyber crimes are dealt. Apart from this an attempt is made to develop characteristics of victims and perpetrators of cyber crimes against women.

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