Applying routine activity theory to cybercrime:A theoretical and empirical analysis

Leukfeldt, Eric and Yar, Majid (2016) Applying routine activity theory to cybercrime:A theoretical and empirical analysis. Deviant Behavior, 37 (3). pp. 263-280. ISSN 0163-9625

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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.

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Journal Article
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Deviant Behavior
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12 Mar 2018 13:38
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Yes
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Published
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