Criminal Investigation Analysis and Behavior: Characteristics of Computer Criminals
Computer crimes, Hacking, Criminal profiling
Computer Sciences | Criminology and Criminal Justice
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.
Tafoya, William, "Criminal Investigation Analysis and Behavior: Characteristics of Computer Criminals" (2006). Criminal Justice Faculty Publications. 25.
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.