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Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity

The Darknet and Smarter Crime

Methods for Investigating Criminal Entrepreneurs and the Illicit Drug Economy

Authors: Bancroft, Angus

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  • Engages with a number of debates about the internet and new communication technologies
  • Argues that the darknet and the technologies used in it have benefits and significance for everyone online
  • Includes methodological reflections in each chapter which will be of use to researchers
  • Draws on several research projects
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About this book

This book draws on research into darknet cryptomarkets to examine themes of cybercrime, cybersecurity, illicit markets and drug use. Cybersecurity is increasingly seen as essential yet it is also a point of contention between citizens, states, non-governmental organisations and private corporations as each grapples with existing and developing technologies. The increased importance of privacy online has sparked concerns about the loss of confidentiality and autonomy in the face of state and corporate surveillance on one hand, and the creation of ungovernable spaces and the facilitation of terrorism and harassment on the other. These differences and disputes highlight the dual nature of the internet: allowing counter-publics to emerge and providing opportunities for state and corporate domination through control of the data infrastructure. 
The Darknet and Smarter Crime argues that, far from being a dangerous anarchist haven, the darknet and the technologies used within it could have benefits and significance for everyone online. This book engages with a number of debates about the internet and new communication technologies, including: surveillance and social control, anonymity and privacy, the uses and abuses of data encryption technologies and cyber-cultures and collective online identities

About the authors

Angus Bancroft is Lecturer in Sociology at The University of Edinburgh, UK. His current research interests are cyber-security, illicit markets and views of darknet users. He is the author of three previous books: Dead White Men and Other Important People (Palgrave, 2016); Drugs, Intoxication and Society (Cambridge Polity, 2009); and Roma and Gypsy-Travellers in Europe: Modernity, Race, Space and Exclusion (Avebury Ashgate, 2005). 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26512-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26511-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Darknet and Smarter Crime
Book Subtitle
Methods for Investigating Criminal Entrepreneurs and the Illicit Drug Economy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26512-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26512-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26511-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 235
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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