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E-Crime 2.0: the criminological landscape of new social media

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This article outlines the significant impact the Internet is having in reshaping forms and patterns of crime. The Internet is reconfiguring the landscape of crime threats online. In particular, the ‘social web' is contributing to the creation of new forms of vulnerability to predation, and so reconstituting the prevalent patterns of online crime. Online crime is evolving to such an extent that society is experiencing the rise of ‘E-Crime 2.0', comprising offences that exploit the ways in which users of new communication technologies make themselves publicly visible and available through new social media.
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Keywords: communication technologies; e-crime 2.0; online threats; social web

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Department of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,University of Hull, Hull, UK

Publication date: 2012-10-01

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