Beyond Cybercrime: New Perspectives on Crime, Harm and Digital Technologies


This special issue comprises 10 journal articles and one book review. Collectively, the contributions broaden our theoretical and conceptual understandings of the technology–harm nexus and provide criminologists with new ways of moving beyond cybercrime. The issue consists of two parts. The first part of the issue, entitled ‘Digital (in)Justices’, contains five manuscripts, each examining a particular intersection between digital technology and criminal justice agencies. The second part of the special issue—‘Rethinking the Technology–Harm Nexus’—includes five manuscripts that engage with a range of techno-social harms. The authors provide novel theoretical contributions that explore how the intersection of technology and harm can be problematised and reconceptualised.


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Published: 2022-03-01
Section:Guest Editorial: Beyond Cybercrime
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How to Cite
Gordon, F., McGovern, A. ., Thompson, C. . and Wood, M. A. (2022) “Beyond Cybercrime: New Perspectives on Crime, Harm and Digital Technologies”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 11(1). doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.2215.

Author Biographies

Australian National University

Dr Faith Gordon is an Associate Professor of Law at the ANU College of Law, The Australian National University and an Associate Research Fellow at the Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London. Faith’s research interests include: children’s rights, media, social media, digital and emerging technologies, and youth justice. Faith is the author of Children, Young People and the Press in a Transitioning Society (2018, Palgrave Macmillan) and she has co-edited (with Dr Daniel Newman) a collection on Leading Works in Law and Social Justice (2021, Routledge).


Dr Alyce McGovern is an Associate Professor of Criminology in the School, of Law, Society and Criminology, Faculty of Law and Justice at UNSW Sydney. Her research interests include police public relations and image work, media and digital criminology, and knitting graffiti and craftivism. She is the author of Craftivism and Yarn Bombing: A Criminological Exploration (2019, Palgrave), and co-author of Policing and Media: Public Relations, Simulations and Communications (2013, Routledge) and Sexting and Young People (2015, Palgrave).


Dr Chrissy Thompson is an independent researcher specializing in gender-related crime, technology-facilitated violence, and image-based abuse. She also researches in the field of disability studies, focusing on the intersection between accessibility, inclusion, and the employment of people with disability. She has published in leading criminology journals including the British Journal of Criminology, Violence Against Women and Theoretical Criminology.

Deakin University

Dr Mark A Wood is a lecturer in criminology in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. Most of his research concerns digital criminology and the technology-harm nexus. He is the author of Antisocial Media: Crime-watching in the Internet Age (2017, Palgrave) and the co-author (with Imogen Richards and Mary Iliadis) of Criminologists in the Media: A Study of Newsmaking (2022, Routledge).