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The psychology of cybercrime
The psychology of cybercrime

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7 Conclusion

This course has provided an introduction to some of the different types of cybercrime, considering the similarities and differences in the definitions and behaviours. You have looked at how it is challenging to recognise the differences between anti-social and criminal behaviour. You have also learned about the impact of cybercrime on victims and the motivations for cybercrime, as well as the challenges that some of these crimes raise in terms of crime prevention and legal redress.

Now that you are at the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • outline the impact on victims
  • distinguish different types of cybercrime, considering the similarities and differences in the definitions and behaviours
  • identify the motivations and behaviours of cybercriminals
  • illustrate the current interventions to tackle cybercrime.

This Open Learn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course DD802 Investigating forensic psychology. [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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