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The Psychologist feat. CC-DRIVER

Many thanks to Mary Aiken, Professor of Forensic Cyberpsychology at University of East London, for presenting CC-DRIVER in her interview with the British Psychological Society's The Psychologist!

My current research efforts are primarily focused on the psychology of cybercrime. I am a co-lead investigator on a Horizon 2020 funded pan European project titled ‘CCDriver’, which focuses on understanding drivers of cybercriminality, along with investigation of new methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercriminal behaviour. Notably, at five million euros of funding this is the largest international grant awarded to a cyberpsychology informed project to date.
We are surveying a stratified sample of youth population in eight EU countries (N=8000). Our project will contribute to the development of prevention strategies and practice guidance and will strengthen the research field by informing and adapting existing theoretical models regarding cybercriminality and juvenile cyber delinquency. Findings will inform evidence-based awareness, education and intervention initiatives and will build on our previous research, ‘Youth Pathways into Cybercrime’, undertaken for Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre.

(Prof. Mary Aiken (2021) in Cybersecurity does not protect what it is to be human online. The Psychologist, 34, 14-15.)

Read the full interview here.


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