Are We in Trouble? An exploration on Crime during Natural Disasters and Pandemics

Bisola Ogunro, Amin Hosseinian Far*, Dilshad Sarwar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The rise of digital business models, social media platforms, and intensified use of cyberspace during the COVID-19 pandemic have inevitably seen respective and associated cyber and cyber-enabled crimes. There have also been fluctuations in other forms of crimes during the pandemic. This chapter provides a critical overview of crime during natural disasters and pandemics. The paper also outlines a comprehensive background on pandemics, natural disasters, and crimes beside attempting to critically review the existing literature on the correlation between these concepts. It then adopts a case study approach to assess the correlation between pandemics and crime using secondary data sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Media Analytics, Strategies and Governance
PublisherCRC Press
Chapter8
Pages172-191
Number of pages20
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 21 Dec 2021

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