Young People, the Internet, and Emerging Pathways into Criminality: A Study of Australian Adolescents

dc.contributor.author Brewer, Russell Colin en_US
dc.contributor.author Cale, Jesse en_US
dc.contributor.author Goldsmith, Andrew John en_US
dc.contributor.author Holt, Thomas en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-04T02:46:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-04T02:46:27Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10-21
dc.description © 2018 International Journal of Cyber Criminology (Diamond Open Access Journal). Under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) License en_US
dc.description.abstract This article explores the ways in which young people experience the Internet as a potentially criminogenic medium. To date, little research has explored the possible links between the mundane, ubiquitous use of digital communication technologies by young people and involvement in delinquency in online contexts. The current empirical study seeks to address this gap, by investigating how a young person’s digital pursuits (i.e. relative access, technical competencies, and exposure to pertinent technologies, Internet sites and services), as well as various developmental considerations, are linked to delinquent online encounters – be they tentative engagements of a naïve or non-criminal kind or deliberate, more serious forms of technologically-mediated criminality. Drawing on data collected from a cohort of adolescents enrolled at a secondary school in a large Australian city, the results establish significant relationships between many of these concepts, but also flag that online delinquent encounters amongst young adolescents are unlikely to correspond with serious criminal involvements, with such activities being episodic and for the most part trifling. The results further highlight the need for a better understanding of the role of digital communication technologies on pathways into cybercrime. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Brewer, R., Cale, J., Goldsmith, A., & Holt, T. (2018). Young People, The Internet, And Emerging Pathways Into Criminality: A Study Of Australian Adolescents. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1467853 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1467853 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0974-2891
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/39047
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Zenodo en_US
dc.relation http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP170103538 en_US
dc.relation.grantnumber ARC/DP170103538 en_US
dc.rights © 2018 International Journal of Cyber Criminology (Diamond Open Access Journal). en_US
dc.rights.holder International Journal of Cyber Criminology en_US
dc.rights.license CC-BY-NC-SA
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Cybercrime en_US
dc.subject Digital Drift en_US
dc.subject Matza en_US
dc.subject Pathways into Crime en_US
dc.title Young People, the Internet, and Emerging Pathways into Criminality: A Study of Australian Adolescents en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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