Robert Imhof


Cyber crime is a new and emerging area of concern for technology professionals, business leaders, and heads of government. This research takes a look at the individuals behind these crimes in order to develop a profile and determine emerging trends. Classical Sociological theory is detailed and its ability to apply to modern cyber crime is explained. Interviews were conducted with five professionals in the field in order to gain a wide range of differing experiences and emerging trends. The most important cyber crime laws in the United States Code were broken down into their elements and explained in a way that technology and business professionals, without a legal background, can understand. Seven case studies were then conducted to find the facts of the crime, the statutes which were violated, the outcome, and analysis. The research concludes with a final analysis section which outlines the findings of this research.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Computer crimes--Prevention; Computer hackers--Psychology; Computer crimes--Law and legislation--United States; Computer crimes--Case studies

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Border, Charles

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Johnson, Daryl

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Algoe, Tom


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