According to the book Technocrime: Technology, Crime and Social Control, edited by Stephane Leman-Langlois, "encompasses crimes committed on or with computers — the standard definition of cybercrime — but it goes well beyond this to convey the idea that technology enables an entirely new way of committing, combating and thinking about criminality, criminals, police, courts, victims and citizens. Technology offers, for example, not only new ways of combating crime, but also new ways to look for, unveil, and label crimes, and new ways to know, watch, prosecute and punish criminals."

According to the Information Security Glossary, "Techno Crime is the term used by law enforcement agencies to denote criminal activity which uses (computer) technology, not as a tool to commit the crime, but as the subject of the crime itself. Techno Crime is usually pre-meditated and results in the deletion, corruption, alteration, theft or copying of data on an organisation's systems. Techno Criminals will usually probe their prey system for weaknesses and will almost always leave an electronic 'calling card' to ensure that their pseudonym identity is known."

According to the Criminal Justice Glossary, a technocrime is "a criminal offense that employs advanced or emerging technology in its commission."