Policing the cyber-physical space

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Research units

  • Police University College
  • Tampere University


In this paper we study how the cyber-physical space of a small nation is policed. Our qualitative study is based on content analysis of expert interviews. We found that the country is protected and daily incidents solved by a network of government agencies and private companies, forming a loose public–private partnership network. However, at the time of the study (Winter 2013), we were able to detect two problems. First, it was not clear that sufficient focus would be available to resolve several simultaneous large incidents. Second, cybercrimes are still under-reported, which may hinder the police in building investigation capacity.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)290-310
Issue number4
Early online date16 May 2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Research areas

  • Policing , Cybercrime , Cyberspace , Networks

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