Description : Identity theft is sometimes considered a victimless crime, but readers will discover the truth about this damaging kind of crime as they learn about its history and the ways identity thieves work today. Essential facts about the methods identity thieves use—including stealing mail and hacking computers—are presented through comprehensive main text, comprehensive sidebars, and informative fact boxes. Readers also discover the ways the latest technology is used to find and stop identity thieves and how people can pursue a career in investigating identity theft. Detailed photographs are included to enhance this engaging reading experience.
Description : What are your chances of being murdered this year? We have about 20,000 murders a year in the United States, a country with almost 300 million people, and this means that your chances of escaping homicide are very good. What are your chances of being victimized by fraud? Much greater, so much greater that it's almost impossible to measure the risk. Identity theft is only one type of high-tech fraud, although it ties in with other fraud schemes. There are many other scams operating, and the law enforcement establishment simply doesn't have a handle on them. 21st Century Fraud: How to Protect Yourself in the New Millennium will show you the basics of fraud techniques, give you an awareness of what the dangers are, and teach you how to protect yourself against the possibility that a fraud artist might fleece you.
Description : Criminology has experienced tremendous growth over the last few decades, evident, in part, by the widespread popularity and increased enrollment in criminology and criminal justice departments at the undergraduate and graduate levels across the U.S. and internationally. Evolutionary paradigmatic shift has accompanied this surge in definitional, disciplinary and pragmatic terms. Though long identified as a leading sociological specialty area, criminology has emerged as a stand-alone discipline in its own right, one that continues to grow and is clearly here to stay. Criminology, today, remains inherently theoretical but is also far more applied in focus and thus more connected to the academic and practitioner concerns of criminal justice and related professional service fields. Contemporary criminology is also increasingly interdisciplinary and thus features a broad variety of ideological orientations to and perspectives on the causes, effects and responses to crime. 21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a "first-look" reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems' response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology. This two-volume set in the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series is intended to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or research handbook chapter. 100 entries or "mini-chapters" highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. Curricular-driven, chapters provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in researching term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, career, etc. Comprehensive in coverage, major sections include The Discipline of Criminology, Correlates of Crime, Theories of Crime & Justice, Measurement & Research, Types of Crime, and Crime & the Justice System. The contributor group is comprised of well-known figures and emerging young scholars who provide authoritative overviews coupled with insightful discussion that will quickly familiarize researchers, students, and general readers alike with fundamental and detailed information for each topic. Uniform chapter structure makes it easy for students to locate key information, with most chapters following a format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Availability in print and electronic formats provides students with convenient, easy access wherever they may be.
Description : A practical approach to the modern management of intellectualproperty The world has changed significantly in the past decade,resulting in new behavior and practice related to the ownership andmanagement of intellectual property. This book helps executives,attorneys, accountants, managers, owners, and others understand thelegal, technological, economic, and cultural changes that haveaffected IP ownership and management. It provides case studies,practical examples and advice from seasoned and enduringprofessionals who have adopted new and streamlined methods andpractices whether as in-house or outside counsel, or serviceproviders. Provides a practical yet global approach to corporate IPmanagement Serves as a resource for in-house and outside counsel,executives, managers, accountants, consultants and others atmid-size and large corporations Helps professionals navigate the numerous new challenges thathave changed the ways in which intellectual property is obtainedand managed Details the latest trends in valuation, exploitation, andprotection of intellectual property Extensive coverage of the legal, financial, accounting andgeneral business aspects of intellectual property The combined expertise of lawyers, accountants, economists andother business professionals Timely and relevant in view of the global economic recessionamidst rampant technological development, this book offers newsolutions, practices, policies and strategies as a result ofchanges in economies and markets, laws, globalization, environment,and public perception.
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Description : This book focuses on the financial crime policies adopted by the international community and how these have been implemented in the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Description : Hammond explains how identity theft occurs, who the likely victims are, and what to do if one's identity has been stolen. He gives practical solutions, and surprisingly easy ways to minimize the risk of becoming a victim of what is quickly becoming one of the most prevalent and destructive crimes of the 21st century.
Description : This innovative text provides an excellent introduction to technology-assisted crime and the basics of investigating such crime, from the criminal justice perspective. It presents clear, concise explanations for students and professionals, who need not be technically proficient to find the material easy-to-understand and practical. The book begins by identifying and defining the most prevalent and emerging high-technology crimes — and exploring their history, their original methods of commission, and their current methods of commission. Then it delineates the requisite procedural issues associated with investigating technology-assisted crime. In addition, the text provides a basic introduction to computer forensics, explores legal issues in the admission of digital evidence, and then examines the future of high-technology crime, including legal responses.