Are We in Trouble? An exploration on Crime during Natural Disasters and Pandemics

Bisola Ogunro, Amin Hosseinian Far, Dilshad Sarwar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The rise of digital business models, social media platforms, and intensified use of cyberspace during the COVID-19 pandemic have inevitably seen respective and associated cyber and cyber-enabled crimes. There have also been fluctuations in other forms of crimes during the pandemic. This chapter provides a critical overview of crime during natural disasters and pandemics. The paper also outlines a comprehensive background on pandemics, natural disasters, and crimes beside attempting to critically review the existing literature on the correlation between these concepts. It then adopts a case study approach to assess the correlation between pandemics and crime using secondary data sources.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Media Analytics, Strategies and Governance
EditorsHamid Jahankhani, Stefan Kendzierskyj, Reza Montasari, Nishan Chelvachandran
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781003243748
ISBN (Print)9781032153513, 9781032153605
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2022


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