Digital Crime and Digital Terrorism

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Robert W. Taylor
Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006 - Social Science - 397 pages
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This book focuses on both the technical aspects of digital crime as well as behavioral aspects of computer hackers, virus writers, terrorists and other offenders. Using real life examples and case studies, the book examines the history, development, extent and types of digital crime and digital terrorism as well as current legislation and law enforcement practices designed to prevent, investigate and prosecute these crimes. For professionals in the technical field as well as forensic investigators and other criminal justice professionals.

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One glaring flaw in this book is their mistake of "stenography" for "steganography."
The art of hiding data within other data is steganography. The book refers to it as stenography. (Stenography is the art of writing in shorthand.)

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Very well written!


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Eric J. Fritsch is associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. He has authored and co-authored several journal articles, books, book chapters, and technical reports. His articles appear in numerous journals including "Crime and Delinquency, Law and Policy," "Criminal Justice Policy Review, Police Quarterly," and the "American Journal of Criminal Law," His areas of interest include juvenile justice and delinquency, gangs, criminological theory, law enforcement, criminal procedure, organizational assessment, and research methods. He is a former police officer and has worked extensively with law enforcement agencies for the past 15 years having conducted numerous studies on managerial and organizational practices, including allocation and deployment studies. Robert W. Taylor is professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He has an extensive background in academic and professional criminal justice, having taught at four major universities and served as a sworn police officer and major crimes detective (in Portland, OR) for over six years. He has also authored and co-authored over one hundred articles, books, and manuscripts focusing on police administration, international and domestic terrorism, drug trafficking, computer fraud, and criminal justice policy. Robert W. Taylor has been the recipient of over $2 million in external grants and is an active consultant to various U.S. and international criminal justice agencies. He is an active member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. John Liederbach is associate professorin the Criminal Justice Program at Bowling Green State University. He received his PhD in Criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati, and he previously worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of North Texas. His primary research interest is police behavior, specifically variations in the street-level behavior of patrol officers across community types. Dr. Liederbach has also published articles related to the offending behavior of medical doctors and white-collar crime more generally. His work has appeared in various journals, including "Justice Quarterly, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Criminal Justice Review, the American Journal of Criminal Justice, and Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

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