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Internet/Computer Addiction

Center for Online Addiction

"The Center for Online Addiction offers hope and valuable resources to those seeking treatment for Internet addiction. Internet addiction is a type of compulsive disorder and as an organization, we are specifically dedicated to helping people who suffer from this new form of addictive behavior." Founded in 1995.

Crimes of the Internet

by Schmalleger, Frank; Pittaro, Michael; Shoemaker, Dan; Kennedy, Daniel B. (eds.)
( Pearson/Prentice Hall, c2009)

    Call Number: HV 6773 .C765 2009

Contents: Part I: Online predatory child victimization and exploitation. Chapter 1. Sexual addiction to the Internet : from curiosity to compulsive behavior / Michael Pittaro -- Chapter 2. Pedophilia, pornography, and stalking : analyzing child victimization on the Internet / K. Jaishankar, Debarati Halder, S. Ramdoss -- Chapter 3. Internet child sexual exploitation : offenses, offenders, and victims / Wilson Huang, Matthew Earl Leopard, and Andrea Brockman -- Chapter 4. Cyber bullying : a transnational perspective / K. Jaishankar, Shaheen Shariff -- Chapter 5. Internet crimes : youth and children / R.K.Raghavan, Sheetal Ranjan, Vidya Reddy -- Part II: Emerging global crimes of the Internet. Chapter 6. Online pharmaceutical sales and the challenge for law enforcement / Laura L. Finley -- Chapter 7. Charges without borders : consumer credit card fraud in Ghana / Elizabeth L. Davison -- Chapter 8. Regulating cyberstalking / Subhajit, Richard Jones -- Chapter 9. Internet gambling / Gilbert Geiss, Gregory C. Brown, and Henry N. Pontell -- Chapter 10. Nature and distribution of phishing / Anthony Stroik and Wilson Huang -- Chapter 11. You can't cheat an honest man : making ($$$s and) sense of the Nigerian email scams / Adam King and Jim Thomas -- Chapter 12. Identity theft causes, correlates, and factors : a content analysis / Sara E. Berg -- Chapter 13. Internet fraud and cyber crime / Wendy Cukier, Ayner Leviner -- Part III: Criminological perspectives on cyber crime. Chapter 14. Space transition theory of cyber crimes / K. Jaishankar -- Chapter 15. Routine activitity theory and Internet crime / Raymond W. Cox III, Terrance A. Johnson, George E. Richards -- Chapter 16. The rhetoric of hackers' neutralizations / Orb Turgeman-Goldschmidt -- Chapter 17. Lone hacks or group cracks : examining the social organization of computer hackers / Thomas J. Holt -- Chapter 18. "It's like printing money" : piracy on the Internet / Johnny Nhan -- Chapter 19. The Warez scene : digital piracy in the online world / Lucille M. Ponte -- Chapter 20. Internet and crime trends / Marc Ouimet -- Chapter 21. Internet gambling : the birth of a victimless crime? / David Giacopassi, Wayne J. Pitts -- Part IV: Investigating and prosecuting cyber crimes. Chapter 22. Investigating computer crime / Sameer Hinduja -- Chapter 23. Criminal profiling and cyber criminal investigation / Daniel Shoemaker and Daniel B. Kennedy -- Chapter 24. Digital evidence / Kathryn E. Scarborough ... [et al.] -- Chapter 25. The Dateline effect : Internet stings / Lorie, Rubenser, Gregory Orvis, Jeffrey P. Rush -- Chapter 26. Evidence issues involved in prosecuting Internet crime / Cliff Roberson -- Chapter 27. The politics of Internet crimes / Nancy Marion -- Chapter 28. The Fourth Amendment impact on electronic evidence / Evaristus Obinyan, Patricia Ikegwuonu, Seyi Vanderpuye -- Part V: Cyber terrorism : the "new" face of terrorism. Chapter 29. The dark side of the Web : terrorists' use of the Internet / Kelly Damphousse -- Chapter 30. Cyber terrorism : problems, perspectives, and prescription / P. Madhava Soma Sundaram, K. Jaishankar -- Chapter 31. Cyber terrorism and the law / Clive Walker.

e-mail trouble : love and addiction @ the matrix

by Baty, S. Paige
( University of Texas Press, 1999)

    Call Number: RC 569.5 .I54 B38 1999

"This is about a society of isolates who all communicate with one another from terminal sites. This is about being disembodied, distanced, distinct, and that sort of boundary-thing. It is not about being present. It is not about being there. It is not about a shared history, or a shared meal, or a shared story, or any kind of mutuality. It is about contact between virtual strangers. . . . It happens when you feel that you are so alone that you need anybody to talk to--anybody at all--because you believe that your connections have failed you. This kind of connection leaves you cold and dead inside, because it lacks history and a language of belonging." In this daring, postmodern autobiography, S. Paige Baty recounts her search for love and community on the Internet. Taking Jack Kerouac's On the Road as a point of departure, Baty describes both an actual road trip to meet the object of an e-mail romance and the cyber-search for connection that draws so many people into the matrix of the Internet. Writing in a bold, experimental style that freely mixes e-mails, poems, fragments of quotations, and puns into expository text, she convincingly links e-mail trouble with "female trouble" in the displacement of embodied love and accountable human relationships to opaque screens and alienated identities. Her book stands as a vivid feminist critique of our culture's love affair with technology and its dehumanizing effect on personal relationships." (Amazon.com)

iBrain : surviving the technological alteration of the modern mind

by Small, Gary W.; Vorgan, Gigi
( Collins Living, c2008.)

    Location: McNichols Campus Library
    Call Number: QP 376 .S6377 2008

Summary: Neuroscientist and expert on brain function and behavior Dr. Gary Small explores how technology's march forward has altered the way young minds develop, function, and interpret information. iBrain reveals a new evolution catalyzed by technological advancement and its future implications: Where do you fit in on the evolutionary chain? What are the professional, social, and political impacts of this new brain evolution? How must you adapt and at what price? While high-tech immersion can accelerate learning and boost creativity, it also has its glitches, among them the meteoric rise in ADD diagnoses, increased social isolation, and Internet addiction. To compete and thrive in the age of brain evolution, and to avoid these potential drawbacks, we must adapt, and iBrain--with its Technology Toolkit--equips us with tools and strategies needed to close the brain gap.--From publisher description.

Internet Addiction Guide

Grohol, John M.

Provides a definition of the disorder, discusses research, and offers links to other resources.

Netaholics? : the creation of a pathology

by Surratt, Carla G.
( Nova Science Publishers, c1999)

    Location: McNichols Campus Library
    Call Number: RC 569.5 .I54 S87 1999
O.com : cybersex addiction

( Filmakers Library, 2005)
Format: DVD

    Location: McNichols Campus Library
    Call Number: HQ 23 .O26 2005

Content:  This startling documentary reveals how the internet contributes to alienation, especially in the area of human sexuality. In North America alone, more than 8 million people pursue sex online at least 11 hours a week. The internet has actually removed touch and human contact from sex. Features Dr. Sylvain Bones who is publishing a major study on the online sexual behavior of university students. Several therapists are heard from, including Richard Davis, one of the first to research pathological Internet use. There is a strong lobby among psychologists to give cybersex addiction recognition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of mental disorders.  (57 min.)

Note:   Includes strong sexual content.

Psychology and the Internet : intrapersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal implications

by Gackenbach, Jayne
( Academic Press, c1998)

    Call Number: ZA 4201 .P8 1998

Contents: Introduction to psychological aspects of Internet use / Jayne Gackenbach and Evelyn Ellerman -- The self and the Internet : variations on the illusion of one self / Elizabeth Reid -- Causes and implications of disinhibited behavior on the Internet / Adam Joinson -- Internet addiction : does it really exist? / Mark Griffiths -- Internet therapy and self-help groups : the pros and cons / Storm A. King and Danielle Moreggi -- uture clinical directions : professional development, pathology, and psychotherapy on-line / John M. Grohol -- The psychology of sex : a mirror from the Internet / Raymond J. Noonan -- Males, females, and the Internet / Janet Morahan-Martin -- Work and community via computer-mediated communication / Caroline Haythornthwaite, Barry Wellman, and Laura Garton -- Virtual societies : their prospects and dilemmas / Magid Igbaria, Conrad Shayo, and Lorne Olfman -- From mediated environments to the development of consciousness / Joan M. Preston -- World wide brain : self-organizing Internet intelligence as the actualization of the collective unconscious / Ben Goertzel -- The coevolution of technology and consciousness / Jayne Gackenbach, Greg Guthrie, and Jim Karpen.

Psychology of netaholics

by Suratt, Carla G.
( Novinka Books, c2006)

    Location: McNichols Campus Library
    Call Number: RC 569.5 .I54 S88 2006

"The year 1998 witnessed the birth of a new disorder...Internet Addiction Disorder. As the number of linkage points, host computers, connected networks and individual users plugged into the Internet has continued to increase exponentially, some have begun to question the Net's impact on our psychological well-being. Among the issues under debate is the question of whether or not Internet use is addictive. Though many regular Internet participants scoff at such an idea, and create satirical websites, IRC chat rooms and Usenet newsgroups make their point, a growing number of professionals in the field of psychology disagree. They argue that Internet participation is addictive, and that in many ways its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment parallel that of other addictions, such as compulsive gambling, shopping and even drug and alcohol use. What are we to make of this new disorder? What precisely, does "addiction" mean? Can individuals really become addicted to the Internet? This groundbreaking book examines these questions from a sociological perspective." (Amazon.com review)

Sex and the Internet : a guidebook for clinicians

by Cooper, Al (ed.)
( Brunner-Routledge, 2002)

    Location: McNichols Campus Library
    Call Number: RC 560 .S43 C664 2002

Contents:  Introduction. The Internet : the next sexual revolution / Al Cooper and Eric Griffin-Shelley -- Internet sexuality : known risks and fresh chances for women / Sandra Leiblum and Nicola Döring -- Men who have sex with men, and the Internet : emerging clinical issues and their management / Michael W. Ross and Michael R. Kauth -- Access to pleasure : onramp to specific information on disability, illness, and changes throughout the lifespan / Mitchell S. Tepper and Annette F. Owens -- Effects of Internet sexuality on children and adolescents / Robert E. Longo, Steven M. Brown, and Deborah Price Orcutt -- Virtual sexuality in the workplace : a wake-up call for clinicians, employers, and employees / Al Cooper, Irene McLoughlin, Pauline Reich, and Jay Kent-Ferraro -- The electronic bedroom : clinical assessment of online sexual problems and Internet-enabled sexual behavior / David Greenfield and Maressa Orzack -- Treating online compusive sexual behavior : when cybersex is the drug of choice / David L. Delimonico, Elizabeth Griffin, and Patrick J. Carnes -- The new "Elephant in the living room": effects of compulsive cybersex behaviors on the spouse / Jennifer P. Schneider -- Paraphilias and the Internet / Nathan W. Galbreath, Fred S. Berlin, and Denise Sawyer -- Harnessing the power of the Internet to improve sexual relationships / Al Cooper, Coralie Scherer, and I. David Marcus -- Sexuality and the Internet : ethics and regulation / S. Michael Plaut and Karen M. Donahey -- Obtaining data about human sexual functioning from the Internet / Eric P. Ochs, Kenneth Mah, and Yitzchak M. Binik -- The future of Internet sexuality / Azy Barak and William A. Fisher.

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