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April 16, 2019

Criminologist publishes new edition of book on cybercrime and society

Submitted by Gerad Middendorf

Kevin Steinmetz, associate professor of sociology, and his colleague in the U.K. have recently published a new edition of "Cybercrime and Society," Sage, 2019, 3rd ed.

"Cybercrime and Society" is an internationally renowned book of expert analysis on the most important cybercrime issues affecting modern society. Lead author, Majid Yar, professor of criminology at Lancaster University, invited Steinmetz to collaborate as co-author on the third edition. The result is a significant expansion, updated analysis and contemporary case studies on subjects such as computer hacking, cyberterrorism, hate speech, internet pornography, child sex abuse and policing the internet. This is Steinmetz's third book. His two previous books include the sole-authored "Hacked: A Radical Approach to Hacker Culture and Crime," NYU Press, 2016, and "Technocrime and Criminological Theory," a co-edited volume with Matt R. Nobles, Routledge, 2018.

The criminology program is part of the College of Arts and Sciences' sociology, anthropology, and social work department. To learn more, visit k-state.edu/sasw.