The nature of online offending

Clare AM Sutherland, Samantha Dowling

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

Abstract

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
No.82

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Sutherland, C. AM., & Dowling, S. (2015). The nature of online offending. (Home Office Research Reports; No. 82). Home Office.

The nature of online offending. / Sutherland, Clare AM; Dowling, Samantha.

Home Office, 2015. 26 p. (Home Office Research Reports; No. 82).

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned Report

Sutherland, CAM & Dowling, S 2015, The nature of online offending. Home Office Research Reports, no. 82, Home Office.
Sutherland CAM, Dowling S. The nature of online offending. Home Office, 2015. 26 p. (Home Office Research Reports; 82).
Sutherland, Clare AM ; Dowling, Samantha. / The nature of online offending. Home Office, 2015. 26 p. (Home Office Research Reports; 82).
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