Violence Goes to the Internet: Avoiding the Snare of the Net

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Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2009 - Computer science - 406 pages
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Violence Goes to the Internet provides the reader with a thorough understanding of the Internet and the potential dangers lying therein. The book identifies all of the different types of interpersonal violence and crime that may be encountered on the Internet, so that it can then be examined and placed in the context of how that violence manifests itself in the physical world. Readers will then be able to recognize and detect interpersonal violence and crime on the Internet and take the necessary steps to insulate and defend oneself from would-be cyber predators. A new approach to assessing violence and crime on the Internet is introduced, combining the technologies of criminal profiling, threat assessment, and risk assessments. This new approach, known as the Behavioral Risk Analysis of Violence Online (B.R.A.V.O.), is a behaviorally driven approach that can assess both known and unknown perpetrators across both physical and virtual landscapes, providing authorities with violence and crime risk levels, disruption levels, recommended target action, and investigative direction. The book also classifies crime and violence on the Internet into types and strains, allowing people to understand the motivation and behaviors of online perpetrators and to help detect and interpret behavior they observe online. This section of the book will also familiarize readers with general violence prevention and intervention principles, as well as safety and survival strategies. The second part of the book will familiarize readers with the different mediums and interfaces involved with the Internet and exemplify how those with violent or criminal intentions can exploit these mediums. In great detail, readers will be exposed to the major types of Internet violence and crime and will be given real-world examples of how violence and crime truly work on the Internet, hopefully expanding their detection and awareness abilities. The final section of the book highlights some of the difficulties faced by organizations, schools, colleges, business, law enforcement, and lawmakers in combating Internet violence and crime. In this section of the book, comprehensive steps are outlined for staying safe on the Internet.
 

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Contents

Part II STRAINS OF VIOLENCE ONTHE INTERNET
101
Part III RESPONDING TO VIOLENCE ON THE INTERNET
249
Afterword AVOIDING THE SNARE OF THE NET
293
Appendix A GLOSSARY OF CHAT TERMS
299
Appendix B GLOSSARY OF EMOTICONS
325
Appendix C CYBERSTALKING AND RELATED LAWS BY STATE
332
INDEX
385
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Dr. Evan Axelrod received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Behavioral Forensics, from the University of Denver. He has been a staff member of Nicoletti-Flater Associates since June 2000 and is a Board Certified Specialist in Police and Public Safety Psychology and a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. Dr. Axelrod previously worked in the areas of emergency response and crime prevention. He is an experienced provider of therapeutic services to children, adolescents, couples, families, and individual adults. In addition to providing general counseling services, in both inpatient and outpatient settings, Dr. Axelrod specializes in pre-employment screening, fitness-for-duty evaluation, and direct and indirect threat/risk assessments. Dr. Axelrod also provides training and therapeutic services in the areas of crisis and trauma intervention, anger management, stress management, high-risk relationships, conflict resolution, peak performance, verbal communication, managing special populations, parenting, suicide/suicide-by-cop, peer support, and the detection and disruption of violence. Dr. Axelrod is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology. He has contributed to several articles and books in the areas of Police Psychology and the detection and disruption of violence and is the author of the books "Violence Goes to the Internet: Avoiding the Snare of the Net" and "Emptying the Bucket: Understanding and Managing, Change, Stress, & Trauma.

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