Cyber Crimes and Juvenile Criminal Behavior

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What drives people to commit crimes can be anything from financial instability to psychological issues. Specialists have long tried to explain what lies beyond the actual crime act and have been further challenged by the emergence of the technological era. In a time when societies depend alarmingly on computers, digital crime can no longer be confronted the same as regular offences because they are being played on an entire different level. It is our belief that each of the existing theories which thrive to offer an explanation for regular crime, subsequently digital crime is relevant only within certain types of crime. That is to say that the nature of it, be it identity theft, Internet coordinated attacks, online child pornography, etc. gives one certain theory rather than it does to the other more relevance. However, we have found that social process theories may provide more insight into digital crime than its fellow theories. Social process theory argues that there is a causal relationship between society and criminal behavior. That is to say that social inequality, lack of quality of life due to unemployment issues, etc. may determine an individual to act criminally. That, and because computers lay more opportunities for injustices to be committed, underlines the relevance of the theory. For example, an individual with tendencies for child pornography may repress his behavior on regular, day to day basis because of fear of being caught. However, the Internet makes it
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