This new book by a top cybercrime expert and victims’ advocate explores horrific real-life crimes with roots in cyberspace. Author J. A. Hitchcock (Net Crimes & Misdemeanors) is celebrated for her work to pass tough cybercrime legislation, train law enforcement personnel, and help victims fight back. In True Crime Online, she journeys into the darkest recesses of the internet to document the most depraved criminals imaginable, from bullies and stalkers to scam artists, sexual predators, and serial killers.
True Crime Online is a must-read for true crime aficionados and fans of such television fare as 48 Hours Mystery, Forensic Files, and the Investigation Discovery channel.
True Crime Online gives real examples of internet crime from the investigation by law enforcement authorities through to the court deposition. A useful tool for students and practitioners investigating these crimes
–Dr. Henry C. Lee,
CT Forensic Science Laboratory, Meriden, CT
This book is yet another wake-up call of the need for greater vigilance and enforcement in cyberspace.
founder, Internet Law Center
J. A. Hitchcock is a pioneer in bringing awareness about the new cybercrime threats.True Crime Online is a must read for both parents and their children.
special agent (Ret.)
J. A. Hitchcock helped pass cyberstalking/harassment laws in numerous U.S. states and other countries. She’s your internet hero–read her fine book and protect yourself!
author, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to
Making Money with Craigslist
Frightening, eye-opening … a must-read for parents of children innocently surfing the net and for anyone considering an online date.
author, Finding Amy
Jayne A. Hitchcock is an internationally recognized cybercrime expert. She volunteers her time to work with the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and numerous law enforcement agencies worldwide. As a valued resource to these agencies in solving internet-related crimes, she has also worked with legislators to draft and to pass many U.S. internet laws.
She also conducts law enforcement training seminars for local, county, state, military, and federal law enforcement agencies. Her speaking engagements on cybercrime and cyber safety include presentations at elementary, middle, and high schools, universities, and colleges. She also lectures at libraries, conferences, and corporations, while traveling extensively for presentations and workshops in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea. She has been interviewed on several television shows includingAmerica’s Most Wanted, 48 Hours, Primetime, and Good Morning America, as well as local, national, and international newscasts, and inCosmopolitan and TIME magazines. She was named a “Champion For Change” by Lifetime Television in 2004.
In addition to serving on the editorial board of the International Journal of Cyber Crimes and Criminal Justice, she writes for several magazines. She is also a member of Operations Security Professionals Society, Sisters in Crime, Inc. (national and New England divisions), National Rifle Association (lifetime member), the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Third Marine Division Association (lifetime member).
As president of two all-volunteer organizations, Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA) and theKids/Teens Division (WHOA-KTD), she continues her mission to educate adults and children about safety online. This is her 10th book, four of which are related to internet crime and six are about Okinawa and Iwo Jima, Japan.
“Riveting and frightening … a powerful reminder that the online world is a dangerous place where predators are always on the hunt for prey–and any one of us could be a victim.”
NYT bestselling author,
Last to Die