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Nouvelle publication: “Exploring the factors associated with rejection from a closed cybercrime community”

T. Holt, and B. Dupont (2018), Exploring the factors associated with rejection from a closed cybercrime community, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, DOI: 10.1177/0306624X18811101. Abstract: Research examining the illicit online market for cybercrime services operating via web forums, such as malicious software, personal information, and hacking tools, has greatly improved our understanding of the practices of […] Read more

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Nouvelle publication: “Mujahideen mobilization: Examining the evolution of the global jihadist movement’s communicative action repertoire”

M. Bérubé, and B. Dupont (2018), Mujahideen mobilization: Examining the evolution of the global jihadist movement’s communicative action repertoire, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2018.1513689. Abstract: Drawing on Tilly’s notion of “repertoire of action,” this article shows how the evolution of the global jihadist movement’s communicative action repertoire has increased the potential resonance of its discourse. It foresees the construction […] Read more

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Nouvelle publication: “From online to offline sexual offending: Episodes and obstacles”

F. Fortin, S. Paquette, and B. Dupont (2018), From online to offline sexual offending: Episodes and obstacles, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 39, 33-41. Abstract: Script theory explains how different types of crime may be committed in a particular sequence. While researchers have traditionally been interested in crimes against property and crimes against persons, this study analyzes a new […] Read more

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Nouvelle publication: “Internet et propagande jihadiste : la régulation polycentrique du cyberespace”

V. Crosset et B. Dupont (2018), Internet et propagande jihadiste: la régulation polycentrique du cyberespace, Critique Internationale, (78), 107-125. Abstract: In recent years, governments and civil society groups have blamed the Internet for spreading jihadist content. States, technology companies and civil society groups have established monitoring practices and solutions to address these concerns, which have assumed an international […] Read more

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New publication: "La gouvernance polycentrique du cybercrime: Les réseaux fragmentés de la coopération internationale"

B. Dupont, (2016), La gouvernance polycentrique du cybercrime: Les réseaux fragmentés de la coopération internationale, Cultures et Conflits, (102), 95-120. Abstract: One of the main features of digital crime is its transnational character, which seems to pose a major challenge to the harmonization and coordination of police resources, which are by definition local. However, an empirical analysis of the […] Read more

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New publication: "Les liens faibles du crime en ligne: écologie de la méfiance au sein de deux communautés de hackers malveillants"

B. Dupont, (2016), Les liens faibles du crime en ligne: écologie de la méfiance au sein de deux communautés de hackers malveillants, Réseaux, (197-198), 109-136. Abstract: The trust dilemma that online offenders face is often underestimated in studies on the transformations of criminality that the digital revolution triggered. However, in a context where various forms of technical and […] Read more

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New publication: “Bots, cops, and corporations: on the limits of enforcement and the promise of polycentric regulation as a way to control large-scale cybercrime”

This content is not available in the selected language. B. Dupont, (2016), Bots, cops and corporations: on the limits of enforcement and the promise of polycentric regulation as a way to control large-scale cybercrime, Crime, Law and Social Change, doi:10.1007/s10611-016-9649-z. Abstract: Botnets currently pose the most serious threat to the digital ecosystem, providing an infrastructure that enables bank […] Read more

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New publication: "Statistiques et menaces numériques: comment les organisations de sécurité quantifient la cybercriminalité"

A.-M. Côté, M. Bérubé and B. Dupont (2016), "Statistiques et menaces numériques: comment les organisations de sécurité quantifient la cybercriminalité", Réseaux, no. 197-198, pp. 109-136. Abstract: Cyber-criminality, seen as the major form of criminality of the 21st century, is a complex phenomenon. The ecosystem of cyber-security has to counter a wide range of digital threats, the causes and impacts of […] Read more

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New publication: "The ecology of trust among hackers"

B. Dupont, A.-M. Côté, C. Savine and D. Décary-Hétu (2016), "The ecology of trust among hackers", Global Crime, DOI: 10.1080/17440572.2016.1157480. Abstract: Malicious hackers profit from the division of labour among highly skilled associates. However, duplicity and betrayal form an intrinsic part of their daily operations. This article examines how a community of hackers uses an automated reputation system to […] Read more

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Note de recherche no. 25 – La police et la cyberintimidation (Mélissa Gagnon-Fontaine)

This content is not available in the selected language. Mélissa Gagnon-Fontaine (2014) – Police et cyberintimidation. Note de recherche no. 25. Résumé: L’intimidation n’est pas une problématique récente. Par contre, les modes opératoires des auteurs ont certainement évolué avec le temps, notamment avec l’évolution de la technologie. Les cours d’école pouvaient être l’endroit privilégié des auteurs, […] Read more