Introduction. The Historical Rise of Cyber-crime. Cyberspaces: Identity and Location. First Space Cyber-harms: Harms to the Self and Other Objects. Second-space Cyber-harms: Harms to the Things Possessed by the Self and Other Objects. Third-space Cyber-harms: Harms within the Immediate Lifeworld. Fourth-space Cyber-harms: The Governing Order - Regulating Cyberspace. A New Criminality?
Dr Michael McGuire teaches in the Department of Applied Social Studies, London Metropolitan University.
'This is an excellent book... written in a very lively and engaging manner that immediately grabs the reader's attention from the outset. ...[Hypercrime] provides a rich addition to the social control literature that will shape the contours of our understanding of control for decades to come.' - Dr Laura Piacentini, University of Strathclyde, UK '...McGuire's book is an excellently written excursion into a much discussed topic but from an innovative perspective. It is both original and scholarly and makes a very important contribution to debates on cybercrime, and to the emerging field of social harm. The book's focus on harm raises fundamental questions about understandings of crime and the effectiveness of crime control in contemporary society.' - Christina Pantazis, British Journal of Criminology, vol. 48 no. 6 (November 2008)