Music Piracy and Crime Theory

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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 proposes a model which integrates both "social" and "technical" factors to inform and guide strategies to combat music piracy, and potentially other variants of high-tech crime.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593321246
  • Publisher: LFB Scholarly Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Series: Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Digital audio, intellectual property, and law 13
Ch. 3 General strain, self-control, and social learning theories 43
Ch. 4 Instrument, sampling, and variables under study 79
Ch. 5 Analysis 99
Ch. 6 Explaining the relevance of the crime theories 129
Ch. 7 Implications of the research 135
App. A Survey instrument
App. B Disentangling social learning theory
App. C Sample letter from the RIAA
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