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.