What are cyber threats? This book brings together a diverse range of multidisciplinary ideas to explore the extent of cyber threats, cyber hate and cyber terrorism. This ground-breaking text provides a comprehensive understanding of the range of activities that can be defined as cyber threats. It also shows how this activity forms in our communities and what can be done to try to prevent individuals from becoming cyber terrorists.This text will be of interest to academics, professionals and practitioners involved in building social capital; engaging with hard to reach individuals and communities; the police and criminal justice sector as well as IT professionals.
Contents: Introduction; Cyberspace, cyber crime and cyber terrorism; Cyber threats and cyber terrorism: the internet as a tool for extremism; Psychological aspects of cyber hate and cyber terrorism; Cults; Hate in a cyber age; Policing the global phenomenon of cyber terrorism and extremism; Knowledge management and cyber terrorism; Intelligence gathering and police systems; National and international cyber security strategies; Policing cyber hate, cyber threats and cyber terrorism; Index.
About the Editor: Imran Awan, University of Glamorgan, UK and Brian Blakemore, University of Glamorgan, UK
Reviews: 'Contemporary threats to national security are increasingly non-physical. Those who seek to destroy our free and democratic way of life have infiltrated cyber space and they present a clear and present danger. This new title is required reading for all in authority who are charged with the responsibility of countering the cyber threat and is an important contribution to understanding this phenomenon.'Andrew Staniforth, North East Counter Terrorism Unit & Honorary Research Fellow, City University, UK'Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism provides a valuable and opportune contribution to the growing literature on cyber threats by analyzing topical issues from different but complementary angles. Despite the complexity of the subject matter, this book has the merit of offering useful insights not only for academics working on related topics, but also for practitioners and other readers with an interest in current trends in criminology, security studies, social policy, and Internet law.'Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books'What are cyber threats? This book brings together a diverse range of multidisciplinary ideas to explore the extent of cyber threats, cyber hate and cyber terrorism. Providing a comprehensive understanding of the range of activities that can be defined as cyber threats, the authors also show how this activity forms in our communities and what can be done to try to prevent individuals from becoming cyber terrorists… In summary, this book contains some useful and thought-provoking material, a variety of disciplinary perspectives and helpful further reading lists. The editors are correct to describe it as “not an encyclopaedia but […] more than an introduction” (p.1).'LSE Review of Books'… the book is not limited to contribution by the academics only, but has valuable practical experiences of police officers who may have dealt with the problems directly. The book is a must read for police officers dealing with cyber crimes including online terrorism, cyber hate and threat. It will also be an essential book for lawyers, students of criminology, victimology, and psychologists who are dealing with the problem of cyber hate and threat.'International Journal of Cyber Criminology
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