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Identity Theft
A brief discussion on identity theft and its prevention.
# 118443 | 1,201 words | 9 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jan 31, 2010 in Criminology (Public and Crime)

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The paper defines identity theft and explains the techniques identity thieves use to obtain personal information. The paper relates that identity theft is on rise and looks at identity theft legislation and the steps businesses have taken to protect consumers' personal information. The paper then looks at how the consumer can prevent himself from becoming a victim of identity theft.

From the Paper:

"The popular use of the Internet has made it even easier for an identity thief to use the information they've stolen. Transactions can be made online without any personal interaction or verification, and the purchasing options are endless. It is more important than ever to understand identity theft and how it can affect you, minimize the risk, choosing whom to share personal information with, reviewing your credit report on a regular basis, and maintaining vigilance.
"There is no doubt that identity theft is on rise and will continue to be a problem in the advancing computer era. According to forty-seven percent of police officers asked, they agree identity theft is a significant problem (Dadisho, 2005). This poses a new and challenging problem to law enforcement officers and how to combat the crimes. Generally, few identity theft cases are solved due to anonymity of the crime committed, law enforcement agency jurisdictional challenges, lack of cooperation with law enforcement in general, and the slack security measures."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Abagnale, Frank W. (2007). Stealing Your Life: The Ultimate Identity Theft Prevention Plan. Broadway Publishers.
  • Arata, Michael J. (2004). Preventing Identity Theft for Dummies. Wiley Publishers.
  • Collins, Judith M. (2006). Investigating Identity Theft: A Guide for Businesses, Law Enforcement, and Victims. Wiley Publishers.
  • Dadisho, Ed. (2005). Identity Theft and the Police Response: The Problem. Police Chief Magazine. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from
  • Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft Website (n.d.). Fighting Back Against Identity Theft. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

Identity Theft (2010, January 31) Retrieved February 28, 2024, from

MLA Format

"Identity Theft" 31 January 2010. Web. 28 February. 2024. <>