Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you will be able to:

15.1 Define fraud and identify its major forms.
15.2 Define identity theft, discuss its forms and frequency, and explain the challenges associated with its investigation.
15.3 Define check and credit/debit card fraud, discuss how it is most often committed, and identify how this crime can be investigated.
15.4 Discuss phone scams and the difficulties of successfully investigating these crimes.
15.5 Define prescription drug fraud and identify how this crime can be investigated.
15.6 Identify the various types of cyberattacks and cyberbullying and identify why they are an important area of concern for the police.
15.7 Define the crimes that constitute child pornography and identify how those crimes are most often discovered and investigated.