Virtual Worlds and Criminality

Editors: Cornelius, Kai, Hermann, Dieter (Eds.)

  • Interdisciplinary approach
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  • Highly topical discussion
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The fusion between virtuality and reality has created a new quality of experience establishing metaverses and virtual worlds. Second Life, Twinity, Entropia Universe or Fregger have experienced rapid growth in recent years and show no signs of slowing down. Not only have countless companies discovered these “virtureal worlds” as marketplaces, but so have fraudsters and other criminals. In this book, European experts from different academic disciplines show how to meet the new challenges arising from virtual worlds. They discuss the reasons for and the impacts of these new forms of criminality as well as the necessity and means of combating them. Moreover, other fundamental issues are examined, such as the addictive potential of virtual-world use, media violence, and conflict resolution problems arising in the context of virtual worlds.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Virtual Worlds as a Regulatory Challenge: A User Perspective

    Klimmt, Christoph

    Pages 1-18

  • Crime Potential of Metaverses

    Laue, Christian

    Pages 19-29

  • Is Virtual Violence a Morally Problematic Behavior?

    Hartmann, Tilo

    Pages 31-44

  • Media Violence and Criminality

    Hermann, Dieter

    Pages 45-60

  • Internet Dependency: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Therapy

    teWildt, Bert Theodor

    Pages 61-78

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virtual Worlds and Criminality
Editors
  • Kai Cornelius
  • Dieter Hermann
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-20823-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-20823-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-20822-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42932-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 124
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