This book provides contributions on international, comparative crime phenomena: gangs, trafficking, fear of crime, and crime prevention. It highlights contributions originally prepared for the XVII World Congress of Criminology and for the 2015 Cybercrime Conference in Oñati, Spain which have been selected, reviewed, and adapted for inclusion in this volume. The work features international contributors sharing the latest research and approaches from a variety of global regions. The first part examines the impact of gangs on criminal activities and violence. The second part explores illegal trafficking of people, drugs, and other illicit goods as a global phenomenon, aided by the ease of international travel, funds transfer, and communication. Finally, international approaches to crime detection prevention are presented. The work provides case studies and fieldwork that will be relevant across a variety of disciplines and a rich resource for future research.



  •  Cybercrime in the context of trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants
  •  Other illegal or risky online activities
  •  General types of cybercrime


  •  Preventing and countering violent extremism
  • Crime prevention and criminal justice
  •  Preventing and countering violent extremism

Organized crime

  •  Definitions of organized crime
  •  Organized crime markets
  •  Law enforcement tools and law enforcement cooperation
  •  Prevention of organized crime
  •  Use of technology in organized crime

Publication year: 2017
Published by: Springer International Publishing

Part I Cybercrime

1 Cybercrime: Definition, Typology, and Criminalization
Emilio C. Viano

2 Cyber-Grooming Young Women for Terrorist Activity:
Dominant and Subjugated Explanatory Narratives
Susan S.M. Edwards

3 Understanding Attribution Bias and Reasons
Behind Internet Infidelity in India
Garima Jain and Sanjeev P. Sahni

4 Global Threats But National Legislations—How to Adapt
to the New Cyberspace Society
Małgorzata Skórzewska-Amberg

5 Criminal Proceedings in Cyberspace: The Challenge
of Digital Era
Vanja Bajovic

6 The Use of Information and Communications Technology
in Criminal Procedure in the USA
Stephen C. Thaman

Part II Organized Crime, Trafficking and Delinquency

7 The Mafia Psychology: The Study of the ‘Ndrangheta
and the Cosa Nostra
Francesca Calandra and Antonino Giorgi

8 Social Network Analysis and Organised Crime Investigation:
Adequacy to Networks, Organised Cybercrime,
Portuguese Framework
Joana Neto

9 Drug Trafficking Trends and Its Responses:
A Case Study of Vietnam
Hai Thanh Luong

10 Post Trafficking Victims in Mexico and Their Reintegration
Process: An Analysis of the Government’s Response
Arun Kumar Acharya

11 Measures in the Background of Piracy in Entertainment
and Software Industry in India
Sanjeev P. Sahni, Garima Jain, and Indranath Gupta

12 Crime and Antisocial Behaviors in Male Adolescents:
An Exploratory Study in the City of Ribeirão Preto,
São Paulo Brazil
André Vilela Komatsu and Marina Rezende Bazon

13 Mareros and Pandilleros in Honduras: The Reintegration
of Youth Gang Members
Ellen Van Damme

Part III Society’s Responses to Crime

14 The Surveillance Society: A Criminological Perspective
Rick Sarre

15 An Investigation into Criminal Regulatory Science—An Approach
from the Perspective of “Law and Economics”
Toshiko Sawaguchi

16 Restorative Justice in the Conditions of the Slovak Republic
Tomáš Strémy and Miroslava Vráblová

17 The Role of Institutional Legitimacy in Facilitating
Judicial Reforms: Examples from Mexico
Jennifer Stave

18 Patterns and Modus Operandi of Crime and Disorderly
Conduct on the Public Transport System in Abakaliki, Nigeria:
A Descriptive Analysis
Smart Egwu Otu

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