Alice Hutchings

Source: Alice Hutchings

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Speaker: Alice Hutchings, Deputy-Director of the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre

Title: Lights! Camera! Action! Using crime script analysis for cybercrime prevention

Alice Hutchings will begin with an introduction to crime script analysis and how it can be used to identify crime prevention opportunities. She will explain how this method has been used in her prior research, including understanding online stolen data markets, the online pharmaceutical trade, the blackmarket for airline tickets, and eWhoring. The group will then discuss some of the challenges relating to crime prevention. There are a number of barriers to effective prevention, and intervening may have unintended consequences for the law abiding majority.


Alice Hutchings is a university lecturer in the security group at the computer laboratory of the University of Cambridge. She am also deputy director of the Cambridge Cybercrime Centre, an interdisciplinary initiative combining expertise from computer science, criminology, and law. Specialising in cybercrime, Hutchings bridge the gap between criminology and computer science. Generally, her research interests include understanding cybercrime offenders, cybercrime events, and the prevention and disruption of online crime.

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