A comprehensive examination of different forms of identity theft and its economic impact, including profiles of perpetrators and victims and coverage of current trends, security implications, prevention efforts, and legislative actions.
• Includes a chronology of key decisions, cases, and government action in the development of identity theft policy
• Offers a list of key terms that will help the reader to better understand the sometimes unique language of crimes
Identity Theft: A Reference Handbook is a comprehensive guide
to developing an understanding of what identity theft is. The
book demonstrates that the crime of identity theft knows no
boundaries. Victims and perpetrators of identity theft vary in age,
gender, race, socioeconomic status, and occupation. Furthermore,
it is a crime of global concern. Incidents of identity theft are escalating
in the United States as well as in other countries. Given
the far-reaching implications and proliferation of the crime, it is
important to develop a thorough understanding of the crime in
order to work toward viable solutions to the problem.