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The Perceived Importance of Cybercrime Control among Police Officers: Implications for Combatting Industrial Espionage

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Department of Criminal Justice, California State University, East Bay, SF-428, Hayward, CA 94542, USA
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School of Criminal Justice, Michigan State University, 560 Baker Hall, 655 Auditorium Road, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Department of Security Management, Kyonggi University, 154-42, Gwanggyosan-Ro, Yeongtong-Gu, Suwon-Si, Gyeonggi-Do 16227, Korea
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Department of Industrial Security, Chung-Ang University, 84 Heukseok-ro, Dongjak-Gu, Seoul 06974, Korea
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Academic Editors: Hwansoo Lee and Lorenzo Ardito
Sustainability 2021, 13(8), 4351; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084351
Received: 8 March 2021 / Revised: 6 April 2021 / Accepted: 13 April 2021 / Published: 14 April 2021
The current research explored the predictors of how police officers perceived the importance of combatting cybercrime. This is an era in which industrial security is threatened by perpetrators who use advanced techniques to steal information online. Understanding how law enforcement officers view the control of cybercrimes, especially those that steal confidential business information, can inform industrial espionage prevention and help maintain a nation’s industrial competitiveness in the world market. We surveyed a convenience sample of South Korean police officers attending training at the Police Human Resources Development Institute (PHRDI) using a paper-and-pencil questionnaire. The results indicated that the officers’ perceptions of colleagues’ and organizational views on cybercrime control significantly impacted their attitudes. Additionally, officers’ perceptions of the seriousness of online theft (in this paper, we use the terms online theft and property cybercrime interchangeably) and their computer proficiency were also found to affect their views on the importance of combatting cybercrimes. We conclude by suggesting that the police take a proactive organizational approach to prevent and respond to online property crimes through education and public awareness programs, which could positively impact the prevention of industrial espionage. View Full-Text
Keywords: online theft; cyberespionage; industrial security; officer perceptions; South Korea online theft; cyberespionage; industrial security; officer perceptions; South Korea
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Paek, S.-Y.; Nalla, M.K.; Chun, Y.-T.; Lee, J. The Perceived Importance of Cybercrime Control among Police Officers: Implications for Combatting Industrial Espionage. Sustainability 2021, 13, 4351. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084351

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Paek S-Y, Nalla MK, Chun Y-T, Lee J. The Perceived Importance of Cybercrime Control among Police Officers: Implications for Combatting Industrial Espionage. Sustainability. 2021; 13(8):4351. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084351

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Paek, Seung-Yeop, Mahesh K. Nalla, Yong-Tae Chun, and Julak Lee. 2021. "The Perceived Importance of Cybercrime Control among Police Officers: Implications for Combatting Industrial Espionage" Sustainability 13, no. 8: 4351. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13084351

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