"Juveniles and Cyber Stalking in the United States: An Analysis of Theoretical Predictors of Patterns of Online Perpetration

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cathy Marcum, Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator (Creator)
Institution
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: 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 predictors of cyber stalking behaviors in young people, we will be utilizing two criminological theories: General Theory of Crime and Social Learning Theory. Using data collected from high school students in a rural county in western North Carolina, United States, results indicated that low self-control and deviant peer association were in fact associated with cyber stalking behaviors of juveniles.

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Publication
Catherine D. Marcum, George E. Higgins & Melissa L. Ricketts (2014) "Juveniles and Cyber Stalking in the United States: An Analysis of Theoretical Predictors of Patterns of Online Perpetration" International Journal of Cyber Criminology Vol 8 Issue 1 (ISSN:0974–2891)
Language: English
Date: 2014
Keywords
Cyber stalking, Cyber crime, Self-Control, Peer Association

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