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NCJ Number: 230198 Find in a Library
Title: Violence Goes to the Internet: Avoiding the Snare of the Net
Author(s): Evan M. Axelrod, Psy.D.
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 406
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-398-07881-2
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Book Review
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book identifies all of the different types of interpersonal violence and crime that may be encountered on the Internet.
Abstract: This book examines the Internet and the potential dangers lying therein, it then places this information in the context of how that violence manifests itself in the physical world. This research provides readers with information to be able to recognize and detect interpersonal violence and crime on the Internet and take the necessary steps to insulate and defend themselves from would-be cyber predators. A new approach to assessing violence and crime on the Internet, known as the Behavioral Risk Analysis of Violence Online (B.R.A.V.O.), is introduced, combining the technologies of criminal profiling, threat assessment, and risk assessments. B.R.A.V.O. is a behaviorally driven approach that can assess known and unknown perpetrators across both physical and virtual landscapes, providing authorities with violence and crime risk levels, disruption levels, recommended target action, and investigative direction. Crime and violence on the Internet are classified into types and strains, allowing people to understand the motivation and behaviors of online perpetrators; this can help to detect and interpret behavior observed online. Readers will be familiarized with general violence prevention and intervention principles, as well as safety and survival strategies. The second part of the book examines the different mediums and interfaces involved with the Internet and illustrate how those with violent or criminal intentions can exploit these mediums. Major types of Internet violence and crime are explored and real-world examples of how violence and crime truly work on the Internet are provided; detection and awareness skills are discussed. The final section of the book highlights some of the difficulties faced by organizations, schools, colleges, business, law enforcement, and lawmakers in combating Internet violence and crime. Comprehensive steps for staying safe on the Internet are detailed. Tables, figures, appendixes, and references, and index
Main Term(s): Computer related crime
Index Term(s): Crime detection; Crime prevention planning; Media violence; Personal Security/Self Protection; Problem behavior; Victimization risk
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