Hinduja examines the social, psychological, criminological, and behavioral aspects of Internet crime. Guided by the most prominent general theories of criminal behavior, he explores music piracy - an all too-common form of cybercrime - by attempting to answer a number of questions. Does stress and strain play a role? What about low self-control? Is music piracy learned within intimate social groups? Do rationalizations and justifications contribute to participation? Is the behavior strengthened or weakened through rewards and punishments? Hinduja then discusses his findings in detail, with the intention of framing ideas into feasible practices that can accommodate the benefits of the new digital economy, the music industry, and the perpetually growing wired world.
Series: Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 15th November 2005
Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.43