An Encyclopedia of Digital Crime

by Nancy E. Marion and Jason Twede


Cyber attacks are the fastest growing type of crime in both the United States and the world, with some reports estimating they could cost several trillion dollars annually within the next few years.

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June 2020


Pages 540
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Topics Crime/Crimes and Investigation
  Security Studies/Science, Technology, and Security
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This important reference work is an extensive, up-to-date resource for students wanting to immerse themselves in the world of cybercrime, or for those seeking further knowledge of specific attacks both domestically and internationally.

Cybercrime is characterized by criminal acts that take place in the borderless digital realm. It takes on many forms, and its perpetrators and victims are varied. From financial theft, destruction of systems, fraud, corporate espionage, and ransoming of information to the more personal, such as stalking and web-cam spying as well as cyber terrorism, this work will cover the full spectrum of crimes committed via cyber space.

This comprehensive encyclopedia covers the most noteworthy attacks while also focusing on the myriad issues that surround cybercrime. It includes entries on such topics as the different types of cyber attacks, cybercrime techniques, specific cybercriminals and cybercrime groups, and cybercrime investigations. While objective in its approach, this book does not shy away from covering such relevant, controversial topics as Julian Assange and Russian interference in the United States 2016 presidential election. It also provides detailed information on all of the latest developments in this constantly involving field.


  • Includes an introductory overview essay that discusses all aspects of cybercrime—how it's defined, how it developed, and its massive expansion in recent years
  • Offers a wide array of entries regarding cybercrime and the many ways it can be committed
  • Explores the largest, most costly cyber attacks on a variety of victims including corporations, governments, consumers, and individuals
  • Provides up-to-date information on the ever-evolving field of cybercrime
Author Info

Nancy E. Marion, PhD, is professor of political science and criminal justice at the University of Akron. She is author or coauthor of numerous books and journal articles on topics ranging from marijuana legalization to homeland security.

Jason Twede, PhD, is assistant professor of criminal justice at Utah State University. He previously worked as a prosecutor in Navajo County, AZ.

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