The nature of online offending

Clare AM Sutherland, Samantha Dowling

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report


This report is based on an analysis of case files held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) involving offences prosecuted and convicted under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, the Fraud Act 2006, s.127 of the Communications Act 2003, and the Malicious Communications Act 1998. The findings outline the relationship between the victim and offender, technical skills, motivations, and opportunities of the offender, and potential preventative steps that could be taken to reduce vulnerability to victimisation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherHome Office
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)978-1-78246-907-0
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2015

Publication series

NameHome Office Research Reports


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