Crime Thoeries Essay

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Crime Theories
Kristyn Irene Hope Seiler
Information Technology in Criminal Justice – CIS170
Strayer University

Professor Carmen J. Flores
November 5, 2012

There are many different theories when it comes to digital crime. Some of the theories are the choice theory, the deterrence theory, the psychological theory, the strain theory and the routine activities theory. In this paper I will discuss the one theory to be the cause of digital crime, why the theory chosen could be recognized as the most relevant in terms of being the cause of digital crime and two examples of non-digital crime that could be considered caused by this theory.
The one theory that I believe that ...view middle of the document...

One example that I have found was conducted by Holt and Bossler. They that the rational activities theory can account for the increasing amount of online harassment. The study also showed that the more time in online chat rooms increases the risk of online harassment .The more you are on the internet the more susceptible you are to a crime committed under the rational activities theory. You don’t only need to be in chat rooms to be susceptible to online harassment; the only thing that you need to do is be online and able to let the criminals know that you are out there not paying attention to what information they are actually giving out over the internet.
The second example was a test of malicious software infection found that spending more time online shopping, e-mailing, and chatting did not affect the likelihood of receiving a virus or worm. Most of the virus and worm are sent to you in a package that you will want to open and then the virus or worm is on your computer. Throughout the...

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