Wk 6 Assignment 2 CIS Essay

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Assignment 2: Digital Crime Theories Assignment
Angela Marshall
Professor Christopher Young
Strayer University/Information Technology in Crime
February 14, 2015

Select two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime. Provide a rationale to support your response.
Theories Explaining the Cause of Digital Crime
Moral Development
Moral Development: is a sequential stage in moral reasoning that individuals pass through as they develop. As each stage right and wrong is made for different reasons. Crime, including computer crime; can be explained by development of moral reasoning of certain stages.
The connection among moral development and crime
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Most pedophiles betray to be other children, grooming their victims, convincing their victims to send nude pictures, or videos with sexual content. In many cases lowering their victims to meet in person, allowing other criminal acts to happen. Many children/teens internet usage goes unmanaged, leaving the parents/guardians of the danger their child/teen may be in. While many children/teens face the risk of being a victim of a pedophile (FBI, 2011).
Explain the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.
Moral development relates to crime in general as an individual passes through the sequential stage of reasoning, the stage of right and wrong is made for many different reasons. This can be found true in crime in general (Taylor, Fritsch, & Liederbach, 2015).
Individuals that feel no crime is being committed, whether it be moral, ethical, or individual beliefs of the individual. If the individual feels as he/she is correct and self-gratification is fulfilled, then in the individuals mind no crime has been committed.
Ex: A mother takes her child to the hospital only to find out that the child is deathly ill, and there is only one medication that can help the baby recover. However, this medicine is beyond the mother’s price range, so she tries to borrow the money that she needs to buy the medicine, only to still be shy of

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