School of Social and Political Science

Ben Collier

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Lecturer in Digital Methods

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Collier B, Flynn G, Stewart J, Thomas DR. SCCJR briefing paper: Influence government: Exploring practices, ethics, and power in the use of targeted advertising by the UK state. The Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research, 2021. 22 p.
Collier B, Stewart J. Privacy worlds: Exploring values and design in the development of the Tor anonymity network. Science, Technology, and Human Values. 2021 Aug 27. https://doi.org/10.1177/01622439211039019
Horgan S, Collier B, Jones R, Shepherd L. Re-territorialising the policing of cybercrime in the post-COVID-19 era: Towards a new vision of local democratic cyber policing. Journal of Criminal Psychology. 2021 Aug 3;11(3):222-239. https://doi.org/10.1108/JCP-08-2020-0034
Siu GA, Collier B, Hutchings A. Follow the money: The relationship between currency exchange and illicit behaviour in an underground forum. 2021. Paper presented at Workshop on Actors and Cyber-Crime Operations (IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy 2021), .
Anderson R, Clayton R, Böhme R, Collier B. Silicon den: Cybercrime is entrepreneurship. 2021. Paper presented at Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, .
Collier B. Infrastructural power: Dealing with abuse, crime, and control in the Tor anonymity network. In Weulen Kranenbarg M, Leukfeldt R, editors, Cybercrime in Context: The human factor in victimization, offending, and policing. 1 ed. Springer, Cham. 2021. p. 283-301. (Crime and Justice in Digital Society). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-60527-8_16
Collier B, Clayton R, Hutchings A, Thomas D. Cybercrime is (often) boring: Infrastructure and alienation in a deviant subculture. British Journal of Criminology. 2021 Apr 15. azab026. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azab026
Matthews B, Collier B, McVie S, Dibben C. Understanding digital drug markets through the geography of postal drug deliveries in Scotland. European Journal of Criminology. 2021 Mar 4. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370821997323
Collier B, Thomas DR, Clayton R, Hutchings A, Chua YT. Influence, infrastructure, and recentering cybercrime policing: Evaluating emerging approaches to online law enforcement through a market for cybercrime services. Policing and Society. 2021 Feb 10. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2021.1883608
Vu A, Hughes J, Pete I, Collier B, Chua YT, Shumailov I et al. Turning up the dial: The evolution of a cybercrime market through set-up, stable, and Covid-19 eras. In IMC '20: Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2020. p. 551–566. (Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference). https://doi.org/10.1145/3419394.3423636
Turk K, Pastrana S, Collier B. A tight scrape: methodological approaches to cybercrime research data collection in adversarial environments. In 2020 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW). IEEE Xplore. 2020. (IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops). https://doi.org/10.1109/EuroSPW51379.2020.00064
Collier B, Clayton R, Hutchings A, Thomas D. Cybercrime is (often) boring: maintaining the infrastructure of cybercrime economies. 2020. Paper presented at Workshop on the Economics of Information Security, . https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.53769
Matthews B, McVie S, Dibben C, Collier B. Postal Delivery of Illegal Consignments into Scotland: Dataset Description. Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research , 2020.
Collier B. The power to structure: exploring social worlds of privacy, technology and power in the Tor Project. Information, Communication and Society. 2020 Feb 24. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2020.1732440
Bada M, Chua YT, Collier B, Pete I. Exploring masculinities and perceptions of gender in online cybercrime subcultures. In Weulen Kranenbarg M, Leukfeldt R, editors, Cybercrime in Context: The human factor in victimization, offending, and policing. 1 ed. Springer International Publishing. 2020
Hughes J, Collier B, Hutchings A. From playing games to committing crimes: A multi-technique approach to predicting key actors on an online gaming forum. In 2019 APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime). IEEE Xplore. 2019. (APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime)). https://doi.org/10.1109/eCrime47957.2019.9037586
Chua YT, Collier B. Fighting the “blackheart airports”: Internal policing in the Chinese censorship circumvention ecosystem. In 2019 APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime). IEEE Xplore. 2019. (APWG Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime)). https://doi.org/10.1109/eCrime47957.2019.9037500
Collier B, Thomas D, Clayton R, Hutchings A. Booting the booters: Evaluating the effects of police interventions in the market for denial-of-service attacks. In IMC '19: Proceedings of the Internet Measurement Conference. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). 2019. p. 50-64. (Proceedings of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference). https://doi.org/10.1145/3355369.3355592
Hutchings A, Collier B. Inside out: Characterising cybercrime committed inside and outside the workplace. In 2019 IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops (EuroS&PW). IEEE Xplore. 2019. p. 481-490. (IEEE European Symposium on Security and Privacy Workshops). https://doi.org/10.1109/EuroSPW.2019.00060