Cyber-Criminology: Understanding the Impact of Technologies on Deviant Behaviours Online and Offline

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC29 Deviance and Social Control (host committee)

Language: English

The emergence of the internet and other digital technologies has served as a new platform for experiencing criminal and deviant activities. Conditions of anonymity that exist online have obscured normative expectations in this social context and have complicated responses from police and the legal system. This session invites submissions on a wide range of topics within the field of cyber-criminology, which is a growing area of academic research. Specific topics of interest for this session include but are not limited to: cyber-crime/deviance (e.g., trolling, flaming, digital piracy, etc.), cyber-bullying, cyber-terrorism, surveillance and sousveillance, internet addiction, and the social implications of cyber-security policies. We also welcome submissions that discuss the perspectives of both offenders and victims of cyber-crimes. Furthermore, of particular interest are papers that use a criminological perspective to understand deviant behaviours that are unique to the internet or those that have transformed from the offline to the online context. Overall, the intent of this session is to highlight current theoretical contributions, such as those that present macro-level theories of cyber-crime, as well as empirical research focusing on case studies that illustrate specific occurrences of cyber-crime or other technology-based crimes.
Session Organizers:
Andrew NEVIN, University of Toronto, Canada and Anabel QUAN-HAASE, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Andrew NEVIN, University of Toronto, Canada and Anabel QUAN-HAASE, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Oral Presentations
Identity, Recruitment and Initiation Ceremony of Youth into Cybercrime in Metropolitan Lagos
Adedeji OYENUGA, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria., Nigeria; Adeyinka ADERINTO, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Sustaining the Movement: Exploring Women’s Roles in Islamic State Twitter Networks
Laura Huey HUEY, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Rachel INCH, University of Western Ontario, Canada; Hillary PELADEAU, University of Western Ontario, Canada