As social networking continues to evolve and expand, the opportunities for deviant and criminal behavior have multiplied. Social Networking as a Criminal Enterprise explores how new avenues for social networking criminality have affected our criminal justice system. With insight from field experts, this book examines: * The history of social networking and the process of developing an online identity * Schools of crimilogical theory and how they relate to criminality on social networking websites * Forms of criminal behavior that can be performed utilizing social networking websites * Criminality via texting, identity theft, and hacking * Adolescents as offenders and victims in cyberbullying and digital piracy * Online sexual victimization, including child porgraphy and sexual solicitation of youth The book concludes by discussing law enforcement's response, including new techniques and training, type of evidence, and use of experts. It also discusses how the corrections system has been affected by these types of offenders. Discussion questions at the end of each chapter encourage critical thinking and case studies help place the material in context. Ideal for students and scholars, the book offers a comprehensive examination of how the emergence of social networking has affected criminality online, and how it has impacted the criminal justice system.
Catherine D. Marcum, PhD, is an assistant professor of justice studies at Appalachian State University. She earned a PhD in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008. Her research interests include cybercrime, sexual victimization, and correctional issues. George E. Higgins, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He earned his PhD in criminology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2001. He is currently the editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. His most recent publications appear or are forthcoming in Journal of Criminal Justice, Deviant Behavior, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Youth and Society, and American Journal of Criminal Justice.
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