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Title Applying Routine Activity Theory to Cybercrime: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis      
Author Eric Rutger Leukfeldt & Majid Yar
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Title: Applying Routine Activity Theory to Cybercrime: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis 

Authors: Eric Rutger Leukfeldt & Majid Yar

Date: 19 Jan 2016

Journal: Deviant Behavior

Abstract:

The central question of this article is whether routine activity theory (RAT) can be used as an analytical framework to study cybercrimes. Both a theoretical analysis and an analysis of empirical studies have thus far failed to provide a clear answer. The multivariate analysis presented in this article tries to avoid some of the limitations of other RAT-based studies. Based on a large sample (N = 9,161), the effects of value, visibility, accessibility, and guardianship on victimization of six cybercrimes have been studied. Analysis shows some RAT elements are more applicable than others. Visibility clearly plays a role within cybercrime victimization. Accessibility and personal capable guardianship show varying results. Value and technical capable guardianship show almost no effects on cybercrime victimization

Source: https://doi.org/10.1080/01639625.2015.101240


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