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What is Cyber-Victimization

Handbook of Research on Technoethics
Cyber-victimization refers to the process of victimizing others through the use of information and communication technologies. Cyber-victims can be governments, organizations or individuals. In this chapter, cyber-victimization is used to refer specifically to the victimization resulting from cyber-criminal behaviour.
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Lynne D. Roberts (Curtin University of Technology, Australia)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 18
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-022-6.ch037
Information and communication technologies (ICTs); while providing a range of benefits to individuals, organisations and governments; also provide new opportunities for criminal activities to emerge. This chapter provides an overview of criminal victimization online. The focus is on the impact of cybercrimes on victims and the associated legal, technical, educational and professional responses to cybervictimization. The focus on cyber-victimization is situated within the broader context of responses to victims of crime in off-line settings. The form of cyber-crimes will continue to change as new ICTs and applications emerge. Continued research into the prevalence, types and impacts of cyber-victimization is required in order to inform victim service provision and effectively address the needs of current and future cyber-victims.
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Understanding the Relationship Between Cybercrime and Human Behavior Through Criminological Theories and Social Networking Sites
Cyber-victimization refers to the process in which others are victimized through the use of information and communication technologies.
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