Title

Criminal Investigation Analysis and Behavior: Characteristics of Computer Criminals

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2006

Subject: LCSH

Computer crimes, Hacking, Criminal profiling

Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Criminology and Criminal Justice

Abstract

(Second paragraph)

To the already controversial debate that surrounds the investigative technique

popularly known as profiling, fuel will here be added to the fire by

posing two questions: (1) Can the behavior of computer criminals be dependably,

reliably, and accurately assessed? (2) Can such an evaluation be undertaken remotely and successfully? Based on accounts spanning more than 30 years, wherein violent offenders have been successfully profiled, I believe the answer is “yes” on both counts. However, there are important distinctions between those whose crimes have, heretofore, been profiled — serial killers, rapists, and bombers — and serial computer criminals (crackers). Five are noted here.

Comments

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DOI

10.1201/9781420028379.ch3

Publisher Citation

Tafoya, W. L. Criminal Investigation Analysis and Behavior: Characteristics of Computer Criminals (p. 55). CRC Press. In Johnson, T. A. (2006). Forensic computer crime investigation. Boca Raton : CRC, Taylor & Francis, 2006, pp. 55-90.