Today, cybercrime is the fastest growing component of crime and impacts on our world both financially and socially.
However, cybersecurity and cyberisk are often treated as technical issues.
Our research program focuses on the cultural and behavioural aspects of cybercrime.
In particular, we look at the causes of population insecurity and the risks that come when humans interact, explore, exploit and exit cyberspace through technology and then the implications that follow.
This program of work is part of our broader interests in transnational illicit networks and emerging policies, governance mechanisms and strategies to contain, disrupt and discourage deviant flows within globalization.
As the Internet features more and more in the lives of everyone, including criminals, cybercrime has become a major research area within the Centre.
Professor Andrew Goldsmith and Dr Russell Brewer are working on the world’s first longitudinal study of adolescent involvement in online delinquency. The study is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).