International Journal of Cyber Criminology

                             ISSN: 0974 – 2891                                                     

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Virtual Forum Against Cybercrime (VFAC), KIC & UNODC


The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace

Norwich University Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics



Cyber Criminology

Editor: K. Jaishankar

Publisher: CRC Press, Taylor and Franics Group



Cyber Crime and Victimization of Women

Authors: Debarati Halder and K. Jaishankar

Publisher: IGI Global



Online Crime

Editor: Thomas J. Holt

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press



Crimes of the Internet

Editors: Frank Schmalleger and Michael Pittaro

Publisher: Pearson



Cyber Crime

Author: David S. Wall

Publisher: Polity Press




International Journal of Cyber Criminology


IJCC - June - December 2014

 Volume: 8 Issue: 2  



Sexting Behaviors among Adolescents in Rural North Carolina: A Theoretical Examination of Low Self-Control and Deviant Peer Association

Catherine D. Marcum, George E. Higgins and Melissa L. Ricketts      

Technological Skills of White Supremacists in an Online Forum: A Qualitative Examination
Thomas J. Holt and Micah-Sage Bolden  

Cyber-Aggression among Portuguese Adolescents: A Study on Perpetration, Victim Offender Overlap and Parental Supervision
Fábio Novo, Filipa Pereira and Marlene Matos

The Greening of Canadian Cyber Laws: What Environmental Law can Teach and Cyber Law can learn
Sara M. Smyth   

Australian Internet Users and Guardianship against Cyber Abuse: An Empirical Analysis

Zarina I. Vakhitova and Danielle M. Reynald   

Book Review

Hate Crimes in Cyberspace - Danielle Keats Citron
Debarati Halder



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 investigations. 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, Cyber-terrorism, International Perspectives of Cyber Crime, developing cyber safety policy, intrusion investigations, information security, Cyber Victims, Cyber Psychopathology, Geographical aspects of Cyber crime, Cyber offender behavior, cyber crime law, Cyber Pornography, Physical Computer Security, Privacy & Anonymity on the Net, Internet Fraud and Identity Theft, Mobile Phone Safety, Online Gambling, Copyright and Intellectual property Law, and Detection of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks. 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. 


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 supports the views of Scherlen and Robinson (2008), and justifies that open access is the only way to ensure social justice in the dissemination of criminal justice scholarship and literature. IJCC also supports Create Change in promoting the concept of open access.


Benefits of publishing in IJCC

  • No page/publication charges. Authors need not pay for the publication of their articles.

  • Fast submission and review process

  • Research reaches the community in a timely manner

  • Guaranteed quality - peer review managed by top international reviewers

  • All content is free

  • High readership visibility.

  • IJCC utilizes Hirsch’s h-index – and data source – Google Scholar – to assess journal impact and the Google Scholar Hirsch’s h-index Journal impact is 12.

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


Abstracting and Indexing

IJCC is Abstracted/Indexed in SCOPUS (Elsevier), The SCImago Journal & Country Rank, Lexis Nexis, Citefactor, Sherpa/Romeo, Google Scholar, Cabells Directories, ProQuest Criminal Justice Periodicals Index, Directory of Open Access Journals, EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, Intute,  J V Barry Library Australian Institute of Criminology, Australian Institute of Police Management Library, University of Portsmouth Library,  J-gate,  ICAAP Journal Database, NCJRS Abstract Database and Index of Information Systems Journals.


Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons License

IJCC articles are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 India license, at the free choice of the authors. Under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 India 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

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. All manuscripts will undergo blind review by two or more reviewers. 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. 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. The maximum length should not exceed twenty five pages (8000 words), including references, notes and illustrations. Please avoid footnotes, however, endnotes are encouraged. References in the notes should conform to the mode specified in APA Style.


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
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
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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