This comprehensive 3-volume publication provides the most diverse findings and new methodologies for monitoring and regulating online tools as well as hidden areas of the internet, including the deep and dark web.

IGI Global Releases Criminal Activities and the Deep Web (3 Volumes)

By Brittany Haynes on Feb 26, 2020


Hershey, PA—February 25, 2020—
With continual headlines around Jeffrey Epstein, data breaches, and predators using popular video games including Fortnite and Minecraft to exploit children, countries all over the world are seeing substantial increases in identity theft, cyberattacks, and illicit transactions (i.e. drug trafficking, human trafficking, child abuse, etc.) being made through the dark web and technological means. In response to these growing threats, IGI Global officially released the highly anticipated publication Criminal Activities and the Deep Web, a three-volume publication edited by Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., from Information Resources Management Association, USA.

“Criminal activity and the world wide web are no longer a peripheral research topic. Instead, this is a very fast-growing research area which requires a tremendous amount of participation and collaboration by researchers from all over the world,” stated Dr. Khosrow-Pour. “Criminal Activities and the Deep Web will aid in efforts to better understand and deal with the ever-growing societal problems and challenges that such devious activities present to individuals and organizations all over the world.”

This title includes 79 previously unpublished articles of multidisciplinary research and expert insights from all over the world and provides the most diverse findings and new methods for identifying and preventing cyber espionage, hate crimes, child exploitation, sex trafficking, and more. As such, it will serve as an invaluable addition for academic and corporate libraries as well as a critical resource for policymakers, law enforcement, forensic scientists, criminologists, sociologists, victim advocates, cybersecurity analysts, lawmakers, government officials, industry professionals, academicians, researchers, and students.

This book will offer strategies for the prediction and prevention of online criminal activity and examine methods for safeguarding internet users and their data from being tracked or stalked. Additionally, it covers hard-hitting societal issues concerning criminal activities and the deep web, including:

  • Child pornography made up more than 50% of the content shared through Freenet on the Dark Web.1
  • Over 21% of women aged 18-29 reported being sexually harassed online.2
  • 65% of the listings on Silk Road, an online black market, were related to the illicit drug trade.3
  • In a poll, 79% of participating organizations increased their IT security spending, with very little impact.4

Available in print and electronic format, this highly anticipated publication can be ordered with an automatic 20% discount off the list price when purchasing the publication directly through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore. Additionally, this publication is available across preferred providers such as GOBI Library Solutions, EBSCOHost, Oasis, and Ebook Central (Note: The automatic 20% discount is only available through IGI Global’s Online Bookstore), as well as IGI Global’s InfoSci-Books (5,300+ e-books) database.

Visit the publication’s webpage to order, or contact Customer Service at or 717-533-8845 ext. 100 with questions. For researchers, be sure to recommend this publication or the InfoSci-Books database to your library to have access to this critical content.

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About IGI Global: Founded in 1988, IGI Global, an international academic publisher, is commitment to producing the highest quality research (as an active full member of the Committee on Publication Ethics “COPE”) and ensuring the timely dissemination of innovative research findings through an expeditious and technologically advanced publishing processes. Through their commitment to supporting the research community ahead of profitability, and taking a chance on virtually untapped topic coverage, IGI Global has been able to collaborate with over 100,000+ researchers from some of the most prominent research institutions around the world to publish the most emerging, peer-reviewed research across 350+ topics in 11 subject areas including business, computer science, education, engineering, social sciences, and more. To learn more about IGI Global, click here.

For more information about the publication, an interview with the editor, or additional information, please contact:

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Caroline Campbell
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(717) 533-8845, ext. 144

1Steinebach, M. (2020). File-Sharing and the Darknet. In M. Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web (pp. 165-176). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9715-5.ch011

2 Khan, T. (2020). Online Hate Crimes Against Women (CYBER VAWG). In M. Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web (pp. 591-605). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9715-5.ch040

3Kaur, P., & Kaushal, P. K. (2020). Drug Trafficking. In M. Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web (pp. 463-477). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9715-5.ch032

4Herschel, R. T. (2020). Privacy, Ethics, and the Dark Web. In M. Khosrow-Pour D.B.A. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web (pp. 140-151). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9715-5.ch009

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