Telecommunications technologies have changed not only the ways in which crimes are committed but also the ways in which offenders interact in committing them. The truism of “action at a distance” exemplified by online crime, whereby offenders and victims need not be located in the same place or even the same country, also holds for relationships between co-offenders. Online criminal groups can operate effectively without their members ever meeting in person, being able to recognize each other by sight, or knowing each other’s real names.
|Title of host publication||Cybercrime Risks and Responses|
|Editors||Russell G Smith, Ray Chak-Chung Cheung, Laurie Yiu-Chung Lau|
|Place of Publication||UK|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
URBAS, G. (2015). Complicity in Cyberspace: Applying Doctrines of Accessorial Liability to Online Groups. In R. G. Smith, R. C-C. Cheung, & L. Y-C. Lau (Eds.), Cybercrime Risks and Responses (pp. 194-205). UK: Palgrave Macmillan.