Cybercrime is an increasingly technologically advanced and fast-growing type of crime. It is extremely costly, allegedly impacts very large number of victims, and is psychologically impactful, which makes the effects of victimization in cyberspace hard to quantify. There is limited understanding of who the victims (individuals and organisations) are and how cybercrime affects different categories of victims. Compared to traditional crime, cyber victimization entails elements of accessibility (perpetrators can reach significant number of victims), anonymity, and thus limited detectability (sometimes victims are not even aware they have been victimized), and is also hard to constrain, due to the astonishing speed with which data is shared and how volatile possible evidence is.
In this workshop we will explore who are the cybercrime victims (individuals and organisations) and look into the criminal justice response but also alternative remedies (such as restorative justice) available to them.