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Wikipedia Articles

Published onMay 10, 2020
Wikipedia Articles

The following are Wikipedia articles on digital crime or control, broadly conceived, or on general matters useful to studying the digital crime problem. Wikipedia provides a better “textbook” than most textbooks. It has the potential to be better than all. Why? It is free to use and easily accessible. Its coverage is expansive, accurate, and regularly updated. Where lacking, anyone can fill the gap because articles can be edited and created. This democratizes the process, spreading the workload instead of concentrating it in the hands of a small group of authors and publishers.

For more information on Wikipedia’s use in the classroom (proverbial or real), visit and Instructor Basics: How to Use Wikipedia as a Teaching Tool. On its general value as a source of information, see:

  • Chesney, Thomas. 2006. An Empirical Examination of Wikipedia’s Credibility. First Monday 11. (Learn more + open access.)

  • Giles, Jim. 2005. Internet Encyclopaedias Go Head to Head. Nature 438:900-901. (Learn more + open access.)

  • Magnus, P. D. 2008. Early Responses to False Claims in Wikipedia. First Monday 13. (Learn more + open access.)

  • Niederer, Sabine, and Jose van Dijck. 2010. Wisdom of the Crowd or Technicality of Content? Wikipedia as a Sociotechnical System. New Media & Society 12:1368-1387. (Learn more.)

  • Reagle, Joseph M., Jr., and Jackie L. Koerner. 2020. Wikipedia @ 20: Stories of an Incomplete Revolution. MIT Press. (Learn more.)

  • Reagle, Joseph M., Jr., and Lawrence Lessig. 2012. Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia. MIT Press. (Learn more.)

  • Rogers, Richard. 2013. Digital Methods. MIT Press. (Learn more.)


Digital Crime

Broad aspects of digital crime and harm

Specific aspects of digital crime and harm

Digital Control

Broad aspects of digital control

Specific aspects of digital control

General Background Info

Broad aspects of crime and control

Computers et cetera

Broad aspects of digital technology or society

Academic approaches to the digital crime problem

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