Blackstone's Handbook of Cyber Crime Investigation

ISBN : 9780198723905

Andrew Staniforth; Police National Legal Database; Babak Akhgar; Francesca Bosco
420 Pages
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Mar 2017
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Blackstone's Handbook of Cyber Crime Investigation provides a clear and detailed introduction to cyber crime, offering you an effective operational guide to the complexities and challenges of investigating cyber-related crimes. Written by a team of experts, this unique book provides police officers with an operational reference and resource addressing all manner of cyber crime threats, including online anti-social behaviour and hate crimes, organised cyber crime and fraud, online child exploitation and cyber terrorism. Presented in four main parts, Parts 1 and 2 offer an overview of the different types of cyber crime and explanations of the national structures and strategies in place to combat them, as well as case studies and scenarios. Part 3 offers practical guidance on the investigation of cyber crimes, developed with the support and guidance of a multi-disciplinary team of cyber experts from policing, academia and private industry, and Part 4 covers the key legislation, police powers and points to prove relevant to each key category of offending and is written by the Police National Legal Database. All sections in Part 4 are accompanied by explanatory notes and related case law, ensuring quick and clear translation of cyber crime powers and provisions. Concise and accessible, this book is an ideal reference and resource for all operational police officers, the extended police family and partners working to keep communities safe from the online phenomenon of cyber crime.


Part I: Understanding the Threat from Cyber Crime
1: Cyber Threats
2: Understanding Cyber Crime

Part II: Responding to Cyber Crime
3: Cyber Strategy
4: Policing Cyber Crime

Part III: Investigating Cyber Crimes
5: Preventing Cyber Crime
6: Cyber Crime Investigation Skills

Part IV: Cyber Law
7: Cyber Dependent Crime
8: Cyber Enabled Hate Crime
9: Cyber Enabled Fraud
10: Cyber Enabled Child Protection Offences
11: Cyber Enabled Terrorism

Appendix 1 - Cyber Crime Glossary of Terms
Appendix 2 - Public Guidance to Prevent Online Fraud for Police Officers
Appendix 3 - Cyber Crime Investigators Guide to Network Forensics
Appendix 4 - Cyber Crime Investigators Guide to Crimes Involving Websites, Forums and Blogs
Appendix 5 - Interview Guidelines for Suspects Involved in Computer Related Crime
Appendix 6 - Presentation of Evidence for Documents and Exhibits in Forensic Computing

About the author: 

Dr Andrew Staniforth is a serving police Detective Inspector and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research (CENTRIC). A qualified teacher and former Special Branch detective and counter-terrorism practitioner, he is the author of the Blackstone's Counter-Terrorism Handbook (2013), Blackstone's Handbook of Ports & Border Security (2013) and Blackstone's Practical Policing: Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism (2014). He also leads the Law Enforcement Agency aspects of project COURAGE, a two-year multi-agency European Commission security research project, designed to establish a cyber crime and cyber terrorism research agenda in 2015 for the European Commission Research Executive Agency.; The Police National Legal Database (PNLD) is a comprehensive legal database covering all legal information that police officers are required to know. It is housed within West Yorkshire Police Training School at Bishopsgarth in Wakefield and is the official online legal database used by the 43 police forces in England & Wales.

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