Cathy Marcum

There are 25 included publications by Cathy Marcum :

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Addicted To Pillaging In Cyberspace: Investigating The Role Of Internet Addiction In Digital 2014 375 The present exploratory study sought to address a gap in the current literature on problematic Internet use by investigating the relationship between Internet addiction and digital piracy. The main research question guiding this study was whether IA ...
Are We Protecting Our Youth Online? An Examination Of The Lack Of Policies And Programs Keeping Youth Safe And Analysis Of Policy Vacuum 2007 604 Gibson’s (1984) cyberspace did not become a popular facet in American homes until the 1990s, so in the grand scheme of technology, the Internet is still considered to be in its adolescence. However, despite its young age, approximately 87% of America...
Assessing Sex Experiences of Online Victimization: An Examination of Adolescent Online Behaviors Using Routine Activity Theory 2010 2819 The purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in online victimization between genders, through variables representing the three constructs of routine activity theory. A survey was administered to 100-level courses at a mid-sized univ...
Battle of the sexes: An examination of male and female cyberbullying 2012 1143 Cyber bullying is defined as intentional, aggressive behavior toward another person that is performed through electronic means (i.e., computers, cell phones, PDAs) (Hinduja & Patchin 2007, 2008; Reekman & Cannard, 2009). In other words, it is behav...
Deterrence and Digital Piracy: A Preliminary Examination of the Role of Viruses 2008 2060 Digital piracy has been shown to be an emerging societal problem. However, research has demonstrated limited techniques that effectively combat digital piracy. The purpose of the present study is to examine the utility of computer viruses in deterri...
Developmental trajectories of nonsocial reinforcement and delinquency in adolescence: An exploratory study of an understudied part of social learning theory 2011 1882 Within social learning theory, nonsocial reinforcement has been hypothesized to have a link with offending. The purpose of the present study was to address two questions: (1) Does nonsocial reinforcement change or remain stable over time? And (2) doe...
Digital Piracy: An Examination of Three Measurements of Self-Control 2008 4413 Research has shown a link between digital piracy and self-control. However, the research focuses on only one version of self-control theory. The purpose of the present study is to examine the link between self-control and digital piracy. Using data f...
The Effects of Experienced, Vicarious, and Anticipated Strain on Violence and Drug Use among Inmates 2012 4025 The bulk of research on general strain theory has focused on determining the effect of experienced strain on the illegal or delinquent behaviors of juveniles or young adults. While much has been gained by this research, it is important to understa...
Ensnared into Crime: A Preliminary Test of Moffitt's Snares Hypothesis in a National Sample of African Americans 2010 1342 The purpose of the present study was to examine the relation between alcohol use and individual differences in the desistance process from criminal behavior during young adulthood. This study used Moffitt's (1993) “snares” hypothesis to posit that al...
Examining Adolescent Cocaine Use With Social Learning and Self-Control Theories 2015 2511 An estimated 1.6 million adolescents use cocaine on a regular basis. Social learning theory and self-control theory are regularly used to explain adolescent substance use, but few studies have examined Hirschi’s (2004) revised self-control theory. Th...
Examining the Link Between Being a Victim of Bullying and Delinquency Trajectories Among an African American Sample 2012 1072 The purpose of the present study is to provide an analysis of the link between being a victim of bullying and delinquency trajectories. Using a sample of African Americans (n ¼ 725), the results show that three distinct trajectory groups of delinqu...
Examining the Role of Peer Influence and Self-Control on Downloading Behavior 2012 1585 The purpose of the present study is two-fold. First, the present study is designed to provide additional information about the link between off-line and virtual peers and music piracy. Second, the present study provides information about how off-line...
Exploration of the Cyberbullying Victim/Offender Overlap by Sex 2014 460 As usage of the Internet has grown to approximately 657 million users worldwide, criminality online has become more prevalent. Termed “cybercrime,” this form of criminal behavior can occur in several different. While cybercrime in general is fairly n...
Identifying potential factors of adolescent online victimization in high school seniors 2008 885 The purpose of this study was to investigate previous Internet usage in a sample of college freshmen, and to reflect on their experiences with online victimization, through variables representing the three constructs of Routine Activities Theory. A...
The Impact of Race on the Pretrial Decision 2010 6159 This study examined the effect of race on the pretrial release decision for drug offenders. Although this decision point has not been examined as extensively as the final sentencing decision, it is a critical discretion point which impacts defendan...
Impulsivity and Offending from Childhood to Young Adulthood in the United States: A Developmental Trajectory Analysis 2013 512 The purpose of the present study was to provide an examination of the development of impulsivity through childhood and its link to offending in adolescence and young adulthood in the United States. Moffitt’s (1993, 2003) dual taxonomy provides a fram...
Incarceration or community placement: Examining the sentences of cybercriminals 2012 582 The purpose of the present study is to fill a gap in our understanding ofcorrelates of whether a cybercrime conviction leads to prison or communitycorrections. Using data from the Internet Crime Complaint Center reports, theresults show two important...
Interpreting the Intentions of Internet Predators: An Examination of Online Predatory Behavior 2007 3206 Internet predators are finding new ways to prey on the vulnerabilities of youth in chat rooms and lure them into sexual activities. This study will examine three chat room transcripts between adult predators and adult volunteers of the group “Perv...
"Juveniles and Cyber Stalking in the United States: An Analysis of Theoretical Predictors of Patterns of Online Perpetration 2014 552 The purpose of the present study is to contribute to the gap within the literature by investigating the cyber stalking behaviors of adolescents under the age of 18, and examine the predictors of these behaviors. In order to better understand the pre...
Learning to E-Cheat: A Criminological Test of Internet Facilitated Academic Cheating 2012 725 An increasing problem of great concern for academic institutions is the perva- siveness of cheating among students. Further compounding this problem is advancements in technology that have created new ways for students to engage in cheating. Despite ...
Music piracy and neutralization: A trajectory analysis from short-term longitudinal 2008 2052 Digital piracy is an emerging criminal behavior. Little empirical research has been produced that examines the role of neutralization and performance of this behavior. Using short-term longitudinal data from college students, the present study exam...
Policing possession of child pornography online: Investigating the training and resources dedicated to the investigation of cyber crime 2010 2064 The internet is not a single network, limited to one specific type of information or restrictive of the types of users who can access its information. Conversely, the internet is an intercontinental information highway that has enabled people of ...
Potential Factors of Online Victimization of Youth: An Examination of Adolescent Online Behaviors Utilizing Routine Activity Theory 2010 4675 The purpose of this study was to investigate Internet usage in a sample of college undergraduates, as well as to consider their experiences with online victimization, through variables representing the three constructs of Routine Activity Theory. A s...
"Purple drank prevalence and characteristics of misusers of codeine cough syrup mixtures 2013 1821 A mixture of codeine cough syrup with alcohol and/or a soft drink known as “purple drank” has gained media attention in recent years as a drug associated with professional athletes and southern rap music. The existing research on purple drank consump...
Sex offenders and criminal recidivism: an exploratory trajectory analysis using a Virginia sample 2012 1618 Several polices have been implemented in an effort to prevent sex offenders from recidivating. Many of these policies apply equally to all sex offenders, assuming that sex offenders are a homogenous group. Research has approached the study of sex off...