Profiling Human Roles in Cybercrime

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Information & Security: An International Journal, Volume 43, Issue 2, p.145-160 (2019)


creating profiles, cybercrime, cybercrime roles, deductive approach, inductive approach, profiling


This article presents results from a comparative analysis of the applicability of the main methods for developing cybercrime profiles. The criteria used to make the comparison take into account the specifics of the inductive and deductive profiling methods, as well as the particularities of the participants in a cybercrime and its investigation - a cybercriminal, the victim, and detection and investigation officer. The application of profiling for countering cybercrime is substantiated by appropriate profile samples selected in the review of previous studies in the same field.

Last updated: Monday, 04 November 2019