"Emma Jane is currently one of the most authoritative researchers on gendered digital harassment and its impacts, and her work on gendered cyberhate and digital citizenship is continuing to generate a great deal of impact internationally and in policy and regulatory settings. This short work provides a much needed, concise summary of what is at stake in this area.It is essential reading for those working in the field, but also for those who may not recognise the magnitude of the problems and their effects on people’ s lives. In particular, it should be read by those working in technology governance, platform designers, as well as policy-makers, lawmakers, and people working in law enforcement to ensure that cases such as those described in the book are dealt with sensitively and with the seriousness that they are due."
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"An important collected work that brings together some of the broader, social and criminological perspectives on cybercrime in its broadest sense. A welcome victim centric perspective is prevalent throughout and should provide food for thought for both scholars in the area but also, perhaps more importantly, those who deal with these problems in their professional lives."
- Andy Phippen, Professor of Social Responsibility in IT, Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School, Plymouth University, UK
"Cybercrime and its Victims is a welcome, victim-centered addition to the growing literature on cybercrime. Cybercrime is complex to understand, detect, and combat, and is constantly evolving. But what is even harder is protecting those millions of innocent victims who are affected by it, in one form or another. Through this collection, Martellozzo and Jane show how both adults and children are victimised online. Regardless of where they live, at some point of their lives, anyone may be subjected to cyberbullying, online sexual grooming, or online racial discrimination, or they may be targeted as a result of personal information they have shared online. It is our responsibility as researchers and professionals to continue to explore the ever-changing world of cyber space and to ensure the findings have an impact on policy, education and possibly behaviour."
- Massimiliano Frassi, CEO, Prometeo, Bergamo, Italy
"In Cybercrime and its Victims Elena Martellozzo and Emma Jane bring together a coherent collection of academic contributions that engage head on with the ugly side of human behaviour on the internet. This collection uniquely focuses upon the cybercrime victim and in so doing, extinguishes the romance of technology by exposing the many callous ways in which cybercriminals can use it to exploit their victims."
- David S. Wall, Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK