Chapter 21

Developing a Model to Reduce and/or Prevent Cybercrime Victimization among the User Individuals

Hamid Jahankhani

Introduction

It appears that the current thinking in cybercrime prevention puts the technology first and concentrates on protecting computers and devices with the hope that the users will not fall victim to cybercrime and forget about the human element in crime.

Unlike traditional crime, which is committed in one geographical location, cybercrime is committed online and it is often not clearly linked to any geographical location. Therefore, a coordinated global response to the problem of cybercrime is required. This is largely because there are a number of problems that pose a hindrance to the effective reduction in cybercrime. ...

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