We are cyborgs: Developing a theoretical model for understanding criminal behaviour on the Internet

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dc.contributor.author Pérez Suárez, Jorge Ramiro
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-11T16:16:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-11T16:16:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Pérez Suarez, J. R. (2017). We are Cyborgs: Developing a Theoretical Model for Understanding Criminal Behaviour on the Internet. España: Criminología y Justicia Editorial. spa
dc.identifier.isbn 9788494665943
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/6758
dc.description.abstract Technology has supposed a profound paradigm shift in human evolution, following Haraway’s cyborg metaphor we have forged a profound psycho-social rapport with machines. This connectivity has also brought changes in crime patterns and fostered the development of cybercrime. From a criminological perspective, this work aims to explore the role of Per-Olof Wikströms Situational Action Theory in explaining cybercrime by including Syke and Matza’s neutralisation techniques in its formulation. The SAT-RI (SAT- Revised for the Internet) takes into consideration the interaction between cybercrime propensity (based essentially in moral perceptions), the internet, neutralisation techniques (cognitive scripts used as protection against blame) and self-control. The theory was tested by using a mixed methods design that includes an online survey (N= 709) and case studies (N= 20) stemming from interviews with law enforcement agents. Once the data was analysed, it was demonstrated that individuals with low self-control tend to have higher cybercrime propensity and are more prone to justify their acts by using adequate neutralisations. In addition, there are differences in the perceptions of cybercriminals by law enforcement agents depending on whether they are fraudsters, child sex abusers, sex abusers or hackers. The resulting theory can be useful in terms of prevention, as it can help design programmes that focus on the different stages of the cybercrime process (self-control, propensity or neutralisation). Also, the book calls for a more anthropological conception of cybercriminology called cyborg criminology. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACION spa
dc.format.extent 278 spa
dc.language.iso eng spa
dc.publisher Criminología y Justicia spa
dc.title We are cyborgs: Developing a theoretical model for understanding criminal behaviour on the Internet spa
dc.type book spa
dc.description.impact No data (2017) spa
dc.rights.accessRights closedAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Delitos informáticos spa
dc.subject.uem Tecnología spa
dc.subject.unesco Ciencia y sociedad spa
dc.subject.unesco Protección de datos spa
dc.description.filiation UEM spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa

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