Definition of Cybercrime
(noun) Law-breaking behavior committed with the use of advanced technology, particularly computers and the internet.
Examples of Cybercrime
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈsaɪbərˌkraɪm/
- British English – /ˈsʌɪbəkrʌɪm/
- Plural: cybercrimes
- A type of crime.
- Variant spellings:
- cyber crime
- Also called:
- high-tech crime
- high-technology crime
- An individual who commits a cybercrime is a (noun) cybercriminal and operates in (adjective) cybercriminalistic ways.
- Crime and Law Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “cyber” and “crime” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cybercrime.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 17, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/cybercrime/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
cybercrime. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/cybercrime/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “cybercrime.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 17, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/cybercrime/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“cybercrime.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 17 Jan. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/cybercrime/>.