About Jayne A. Hitchcock

Jayne A. Hitchcock is an internationally recognized cybercrime expert and victims’ advocate. She volunteers her time to work with the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime, the National Center for Victims of Crime, and numerous law enforcement agencies worldwide. She is the president of Working to Halt Online Abuse (WHOA) at www.haltabuse.org and its Kids/Teens Division (WHOA-KTD) at www.haltabusektd.org. She is the author of nine previous books including two editions of Net Crimes and Misdemeanors: Outmaneuvering Web Spammers, Stalkers, and Con Artists (CyberAge Books, 2002, 2006).

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The Making of a Cybercrime Expert

Today I’d like to introduce myself and how I became a true crime writer:

I’m Jayne Hitchcock and back in 1996, when the Internet was in its infancy, I got involved in a cyberstalking situation, where I was the victim. Because of what was happening with me, I co-founded Working to Halt Online Abuse and Maryland, where I lived at the time, became the first state in the country to pass an internet-related law – I testified for it twice before it finally passed. After that, I helped get other laws passed in many states so that all 50 states now have applicable laws. I began teaching law enforcement how to track down cyber criminals and today I am considered a noted expert on cyber crime. I published Net Crimes & Misdemeanors in 2002, the 2nd edition in 2006, and my new book is True Crime Online: Shocking Stories of Scamming, Stalking, Murder and Mayhem.

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