Theorising cybercriminals’ online interactions: A big and thick data analysis of darknet cryptomarkets

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


This project seeks to understand cybercriminal cultures by examining a set of online communities where on the 'darknet'. It will do so through a collaboration between scholars in digital sociology, computer science and social theory. The study will be cross-disciplinary, with the aim of contributing to a developing network of expertise in Scotland that addresses vital and growing issues of cyber-crime, market interaction, harm reduction and trust online.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting Organisations Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland


  • Cybersecurity
  • Ethnography
  • Cybercrime
  • methods
  • digital sociology
  • knowledge production