International Journal of Cyber Criminology

                             ISSN: 0974 – 2891                                                     

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International Journal of Cyber Criminology


IJCC - January - June 2015

 Volume: 9 Issue: 1  





What is Cyber Criminology?  Who is the Founder? Who coined the term?

Cyber Criminology is a multidisciplinary field that encompasses researchers from various fields such as Criminology, Victimology, Sociology, Internet Science, and Computer Science. Jaishankar (2007) is the founder of the academic discipline Cyber Criminology and he coined and defined Cyber Criminology as “the study of causation of crimes that occur in the cyberspace and its impact in the physical space”. Jaishankar (2007) academically coined the term Cyber Criminology for two reasons. First, the body of knowledge that deals with cyber crimes should not be confused with investigation and be merged with cyber forensics; second, there should be an independent discipline to study and explore cyber crimes from a social science perspective. Since the launch of the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, the term Cyber Criminology has taken its academic roots in the online as well as offline academic circles


Aim and Scope

International Journal of Cyber Criminology (IJCC) is a peer reviewed online (open access) interdisciplinary journal published biannually and devoted to the study of cyber crime, cyber criminal behavior, cyber victims, cyber laws and cyber policy. IJCC will focus  on all aspects of cyber/computer crime: Forms of Cyber Crime, Impact of cyber crimes in the real world, Policing Cyber space,  International Perspectives of Cyber Crime, developing cyber safety policy,  Cyber Victims, Cyber Psychopathology, Geographical aspects of Cyber crime, Cyber offender behavior, cyber crime law, Cyber Pornography, Privacy & Anonymity on the Net, Internet Fraud and Identity Theft, Mobile Phone Safety and policy issues, Online Gambling, Copyright and Intellectual property Law. As the discipline of Cyber Criminology approaches the future, facing the dire need to document the literature in this rapidly changing area has become more important than ever before. The IJCC will be a nodal centre to develop and disseminate the knowledge of cyber crimes to the academic and lay world. The journal publishes theoretical, methodological, and applied papers, as well as book reviews. We do not publish highly technical cyber forensics / digital forensics papers and papers of descriptive /  overview nature.


Open Access

The International Journal of Cyber Criminology (IJCC) believes that knowledge is open to all and it should be freely accessible. IJCC makes all content freely available to all researchers worldwide, ensuring maximum dissemination of content through its website. IJCC not only provides its contents free but also do not charge its authors. IJCC also supports Create Change in promoting the concept of open access.


Journal Ranking / Impact (h-index / SCImago Journal Rank / Scopus)

  • IJCC utilizes Hirsch’s h-index – and data source – Google Scholar – to assess journal impact. The Google Scholar Hirsch’s h-index Journal impact is 17. (Journal Impact Analysis - Query date: 2015-06-09). Total Statistics: Papers: 91 / Citations: 830 / Cites/year: 69.17 / h-index: 17 (62%).

  • Other impact measures from SCOPUS are: SNIP 2014 - 0.208 (SNIP - Source Normalized Impact per Paper measures contextual citation impact by weighting citations based on the total number of citations in a subject field). IPP 2014 - 0.273 (IPP - The Impact per Publication measures the ratio of citations per article published in the journal). SJR 2014 - 0.18 (SJR - SCImago Journal Rank is a prestige metric based on the idea that not all citations are the same). The SJR indicator measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal, it expresses how central to the global scientific discussion an average article of the journal is. Cites per Doc. (2y) measures the scientific impact of an average article published in the journal, it is computed using the same formula that journal impact factor ™ (Thomson Reuters). The Journal has improved from Quartile 4 (2013) to Quartile 3 in the SCImago Journal Rank 2014.

  • IJCC is ranked as C Journal by the Excellence in Research in Australia (ERA) (2012) initiative of Australian Research Council (ERAID 41866).


Benefits of publishing in IJCC

  • All content is free.

  • No page/publication or article processing (APC) charges. Authors need not pay for the publication of their articles.

  • Publishing in a ranked journal indexed by the prestigious Scopus.

  • Fast submission and review process.

  • Research reaches the community in a timely manner.

  • Guaranteed quality - peer review managed by top international reviewers.

  • High readership visibility.


Abstracting and Indexing

IJCC is Abstracted/Indexed in SCOPUS (Elsevier), European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS), EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index, Journal Guide, Directory of Open Access Journals, NCJRS Abstract Database and Index of Information Systems Journals.


Listing Directories and Libraries

IJCC is listed in The SCImago Journal & Country Rank, Lexis Nexis, Citefactor, Journal Database (Zurich Open Repository and Archive), Sherpa/Romeo, WorldCat, ROAD, the Directory of Open Access scholarly Resources, Google Scholar, Cabells Directories,  J V Barry Library Australian Institute of Criminology, Australian Institute of Police Management Library, and University of Portsmouth Library.


Creative Commons License

IJCC articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, at the free choice of the authors. Under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, share alike, for non-commercial use, provided the original work is properly cited. This license does not permit commercial exploitation or the creation of derivative works without specific permission. (read full legal code).


Statement of Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice
The International Journal of Cyber Criminology is committed to the academic community and the lay world in ensuring ethics in publication and quality of articles in publication. Plagiarism is strictly condemned and papers found to be plagiarized will be removed or not published in the International Journal of Cyber Criminology. While signing the publication agreement the author(s) have to warrant that the article and associated materials are original and it does not infringe the copyright of anyone. Also the authors have to warrant that there was a full consensus of all the authors and it was neither submitted nor published previously.


Submission of Manuscripts

IJCC welcomes articles throughout the year. The IJCC encourages quality scholarship articles from relevant academic disciplines as well as from practitioners in the private and public sector. IJCC is receptive to scholarship coming from a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. All research should be understood and examined through a transnational perspective. Articles previously published or submitted for publication in any other journal will not be accepted. All articles must be grounded on relevant and recent scholarship in the fields of our interest. All manuscripts will undergo blind review by two or more reviewers.

All manuscripts must be submitted in American Psychological Association (APA) 6th edition, 2nd printing (© 2010) Publication Manual style format. You can access of the APA Publication Manual reference guide HERE Please follow APA guidelines for Manuscript Preparation, including title page for blind review, referencing, and tables and figures. 

The minimum word limit is 5000 words and maximum length should not exceed twenty five pages (8000 words), including references, notes and illustrations. If required, we may take papers that are more than 8000 words. Please avoid footnotes, however, endnotes are encouraged. References in the notes should conform to the mode specified in APA Style.

Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. Rights of manuscripts, artwork, and photographs has to be transferred to the publisher, upon the acceptance of the paper for final publication.


Manuscripts should be submitted as MS Word attachment to the Editor-in-Chief at or Hard copy submissions will not be processed. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to edit submissions if accepted for publication. Every effort will be made to inform contributors of the outcome of the peer review process in a timely manner. The review process is via e-mail, and should take no more than 1 to 4 months.


Please send completed manuscripts by email to

K. Jaishankar, PhD

Editor-in-Chief, IJCC,

Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University

Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli 627 012

Tamil Nadu India



Editorial Board

K. Jaishankar                       Editor- in-Chief

Susan Brenner                        Chief Editorial Advisor

Shaheen Shariff                       Book Review Editor

Debarati Halder                 Editorial Assistant

Editorial Advisory Board


Adam Bossler, USA

Ahmed Patel,  Ireland
Ana I. Cerazo,  Spain
Barbara Vettori, Italy

Bernard H. Levin,  USA
Bernard Jouga,  France
Catherine D. Marcum, USA

Chi Sung Laih  Taiwan
Chris Magee, UK
David G. Post, USA
David S. Wall,  UK
Dianne Martin  USA, UAE
Dorothy E. Denning,  USA
George E. Higgins, USA

Georgios A. Antonopoulos, UK Gillian Dempsey,  Australia
Gregor Urbas, Australia
Henry Pontell, USA
Ibrahim Baggili, UAE

Jayne A. Hitchcock, USA
Johnny Nhan, USA

Joseph Migga Kizza,  USA
Jung-Shian Li, Taiwan
Justin W. Patchin,  USA
Kimberly Young, USA
Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo, 


Kyung-shick Choi, USA

Liz Butterfield, New Zealand
P. Madhava Soma Sundaram,  
Majid Yar, UK
Marcus Rogers, USA
Marjie T. Britz, USA
Maura Conway, Ireland
Michael Pittaro, USA

Mikhail Atallah,  USA
Mourad Debbabi, Canada
Nimrod Kozlovski, Israel
Orly Turgeman Goldschmidt,      


Peter Grabosky, Australia
Phil Attfield, USA
Roderic Broadhurst, Australia
Robert G. Morris, USA

Russell Smith, Australia
Sameer Hinduja, USA
Sam McQuade, USA
Seymour E. Goodman, USA
Steven M. Abrams, USA
Thomas J. Holt, USA
Vladimir Golubev,  Ukraine
William P. Bloss, USA

Whitney D. Gunter, USA



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