Reducing computer fraud through situational crime prevention

Robert Willison*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Although computer fraud continues to be a thorn in the side of many organizations, fresh perspectives to addressing this type of crime are rare. This paper advances a preventive approach which reduces those criminal opportunities that permit computer fraud to take place. The construction of crime specific opportunity structures, which enable the relevant parties to conceptualize the fraud environment, is advocated. This aids and promotes an inter-departmental preventive effort, so vital to combating and containing fraud.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Security for global information infrastructures IFIP TC11- 16th Annual Working Conference on Information Security, 2000
EditorsJan H.P. Eloff, Sihan Qing
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781475754797
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event16th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2000 - Beijing, China
Duration: 21 Aug 200025 Aug 2000

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X


Conference16th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2000


  • Computer fraud
  • Prevention
  • Situational crime prevention and opportunity


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