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What is Cyber-Crime

Developing Next-Generation Countermeasures for Homeland Security Threat Prevention
Also known as computer crime, any form of criminal activity that involves a computer or Internet network such as the World Wide Web (www).
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Transnational Crime and the American Policing System
Starlett Michele Martin (Walden University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0703-1.ch004
The 21st century US can be characterized as a period of globalization, during which countries have become increasingly interconnected. However, since the 9-11 terrorist attacks on US soil—unease about the possibility of subsequent attacks and other transnational crimes has become ever more prevalent. While traditional security agencies, such as the FBI and CIA, have changed since this phenomenon, US police have been forced to assume a greater share of the responsibility as part of a comprehensive homeland-security framework. Consequently, through an in-depth descriptive analysis of transnational crime and the strategies and methods police agencies presently have at their disposal to combat it, one can determine if US police have the tools needed to handle this salient issue. Thus, recommendations can be made of ways to improve the efficacy of US policing agencies in the pursuit of their homeland-security directives, and moreover, methods of implementing these recommendations can be devised.
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Cyber-crime refers to crimes that are conducted (or facilitated by) using computers and networks.
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Women to the Rescue in Cyber Space
An activity “in which computers, telephones, and cellular equipment, and other technological devices are used for illicit purposes such as fraud, theft, electronic vandalism, violating intellectual properties rights, and breaking and entering into computer systems and networks” (Speer, 2000 AU24: The in-text citation "Speer, 2000" is not in the reference list. Please correct the citation, add the reference to the list, or delete the citation. , p. 260).
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Cyberbullying in Organizations
Crime resulting from malicious use of the Internet.
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Online Scams: Case Studies from Australia
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