Cyber Crime in Criminal Justice and Computer Security Systems Journals: What Criminologists Can Learn From Computer Science Professionals and Vice Versa

Hongwei Zhang, Sam Houston State University
Jurg Gerber, Sam Houston State University

We conducted a content analysis of leading criminal justice and computer security journals published in the last ten years. Criminal justice journals virtually ignored the existence of cyber crime, while computer security journals published numerous articles on this topic. Criminal justice academicians and criminologists appear to miss some research opportunities, while computer security experts do not have the benefit of criminological insights. We conclude with a call for more collaboration and joint research.

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Updated 05/20/2006