Determine one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime.
Digital Crime Theories
Due Week 6 and worth 170 points
Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
Select two (2) of the theories, suggested in Chapter 3 of the text, that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital crime. Provide a rationale to support your response.
Chapter 3: Covers the following theories:
1) Choice Theory, 2) Deterrence Theory, 3) Psychological Theories-Moral Development and Crime, Moral Development and Crime, Pedophiles and Psychological Theory, 4) Social Structure Theories-Strain Theory (Merton: Strain Theory), White-Collar Crime and Strain Theory, Agnew: General Strain Theory, 5) Social Process Theories, Learning Theory, Sutherland: Differential Association Theory, Akers: Social Learning Theory, Sykes and Matza: Techniques of Neutralization/Drift Theory, Subcultural Theories, Hackers and Learning Theories, Virus Writers and Learning Theories, Social Control Theory, Gottfredson and Hirschi: Self-Control Theory, 6) Terrorism and Political Theory.
Explain the manner in which the theory that you selected in Question 1 relates to crime in general.
Determine one (1) additional theory that a researcher could use to explain the cause of digital-crime and non-digital crime. Include one (1) example for each crime in question to support your response.
Use at least three (3) quality references for this assignment,Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Analyze the types of digital criminals and hackers.
Summarize white-collar crimes and criminal tools.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in information technology in criminal justice.
Write clearly and concisely about information technology in criminal justice topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style convention.
Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric found here.
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