Crime Causation & Theory Of The Group Of Vigilante Computer Hackers

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Crime Causation & Theory:
In order to understand cybercrime or in this case the provided hypothetical cybercrime scenario of the group of vigilante computer hackers this paper will use a theoretical approach to better outline some of the key elements that lead to motivation behind these criminal activities, weather there is a link or relationship between crime and technology in this case the internet as a platform connected to a global network accessible to anyone around the world. In order understand these key factors to explain online deviance and behaviour by examining self-control theory, whether an individual’s level of self-control has any relevance in their tendencies to engage in online deviant activities. In the research journal article of ‘Low self-control and cybercrime’ by Donner, Marcum, Jennings, Higgins, & Banfield (2014) the authors attempt to analyze their research study by focusing on Gottfredson and Hirschi’s (1990) general theory of crime as it relates to self-control theory that “individuals are rational decision makers…[who] weight the consequences of their actions and will choose the actions that bring them the most pleasure and the least amount of pain” (Donner et al., 2014 pg. 4). The focus taken from this is the idea that individuals with low self-control find crime and criminal activities more appealing due to their inability to the negative outcome of their actions. It also highly emphasizes the idea of ineffective parenting characteristics…

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