Cybercrime in the pandemic digital age and beyond

Russell G. Smith (Editor), Rick Sarre (Editor), Lennon Yao-Chung Chang (Editor), Laurie Yiu-Chung Lau (Editor)

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This is an edited collection that presents and analyses current research dealing with crime involving information and communications technologies in the months immediately before, during and following the coronavirus pandemic since 2019. The contributors are leaders in the field of cybercrime and have published extensively on this and related topics in the past. Information and communications technologies have played a pivotal role during the pandemic in communicating information across the globe on the risks and responses to the pandemic as well as in providing opportunities for various forms of illegality – both new and established. The present volume aims to describe the nature and extent of such illegality, its connection to the pandemic and how digital technologies can assist in solving not only the health crisis, but also the associated crime problems and how they are dealt with. The chapters provide a concise review of technological solutions to cybercrime, legal and legislative responses, crime prevention initiatives and policy discussions dealing with the most critical issues present during and following the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages272
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-29107-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-29106-7
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity


  • cybercrime
  • crime control
  • crime prevention
  • risk online
  • online fraud
  • policing cybercrime
  • digital courts
  • cyber scams
  • victims online
  • information technologies


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