Over the past two decades, digital technologies have come to permeate ever more aspects of contemporary life. This trend looks set to continue and has profound implications for the social sciences, particularly criminology, with technology-facilitated offences now arguably constituting the most dynamic and rapidly growing area of contemporary crime. Despite this development, the discipline of criminology has been slow to embrace the critical study of technology-facilitated offences and social harms, with most research conducted in this area still informed by a relatively narrow range of cybersecurity and applied criminological perspectives focusing on a limited domain of ‘traditional’ cybercrimes, such as malware, hacking and online fraud.
This book series is part of a new movement within criminology and related disciplines to broaden this narrow and outdated focus and engage critically with new trends in technology-facilitated offending and victimisation. This new series does this in two key ways. Firstly, by examining a wide range of technology-facilitated offences and harmful social practices, ranging from digital surveillance, cyber-bullying and image-based sexual abuse through to global darknet drug trading; and secondly, by examining these technology-facilitated offences and harmful social practices from a broad range of critical criminological, socio-legal and sociological perspectives. The series includes contemporary feminist and gendered approaches; the role and impact upon victims and perpetrators, with a particular emphasis on intersectionality and vulnerable populations, such as children and young people, members of the LGBTIQ community, women, indigenous peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the elderly; new methodological innovations, particularly qualitative and digital ethnographic approaches; as well as cultural criminological and socio-legal perspectives.
We welcome proposals on topics that have historically been overlooked by criminological and cyber-security studies, as well as texts that examine methodological approaches and innovations. We also welcome proposals from early career researchers.The series publishes standard-length monographs and edited collections, as well as short-form books of between 20-50,000 words.
Professor Mark Andrejevic, Monash University
Professor Rod Broadhurst, Australian National University
Dr Akane Kanai, Monash University
Dr Monique Mann, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Brady Robards, Monash University
Dr Campbell Wilson, Monash University
Professor Ross Coomber, University of Liverpool
Dr Rutger Leukfeldt, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement
Dr Adrian Scott, Goldsmiths, University of London
Professor Majid Yar, Lancaster University
Associate Professor Michael Adorjan, University of Calgary
Professor Walter DeKeseredy, West Virginia University
Professor Benoît Dupont, University of Montreal
Associate Professor David Maimon, Georgia State University
Assistant Professor James Popham, Wilfrid Laurier University