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Author Williams, Matthew, 1976-

Title Virtually criminal : crime, deviance, and regulation online / Matthew Williams
Published New York : Routledge, 2006


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  302.542 Wil/Vcc  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 195 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- The Internet, crime and society -- Control in cyberspace -- Establishing online community -- Online deviance -- The mechanics of online harmful activity -- Order in cyberspace : punishment, shaming and mediation -- Community, deviance and regulation beyond cyberworlds
Summary "Amidst the sensationalist claims about the dangers of the Internet Virtually Criminal provides an empirically grounded criminological analysis of deviance and regulation within an online community." "Virtually Criminal is one of the first studies to further our understanding of the causes of cyber deviance, crime and its control. The study takes the Internet as a site of social and cultural (re)production, and acknowledges the importance of online social/cultural formations in the genesis and regulation of cyber deviance and crime."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Computer crimes.
Deviant behavior.
Internet -- Social aspects.
Social control.
LC no. 2006003789
ISBN 0415364043 (hard back)
0415364051 (paper back)