Exploration of the Cyberbullying Victim/Offender Overlap by Sex

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Cathy Marcum, Associate Professor and Curriculum Coordinator (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
Web Site: https://library.appstate.edu/

Abstract: 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 new comparably to crimes in the physical realm, one of the most recently recognized forms of cybercrime is cyberbullying. The present study will examine the victimoffender relationship. Results indicate that both males and females with lower levels of self-control were more likely to participate in cyberbullying by posting hurtful messages or pictures to Facebook. Second, both sexes were more likely to cyerbullying via Facebook if they had been cyberbullied as well.

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Catherine D. Marcum, George E. Higgins, Tina L. Freiburger & Melissa L. Ricketts (2014) "Exploration of the Cyberbullying Victim/Offender Overlap by Sex" American Journal of Criminal Justice volume 39 issue 3: pp.538-548 [DOI 10.1007/s12103-013-9217-3] Version of Record Available at (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12103-013-9217-3)
Language: English
Date: 2014
Cyberbullying, Cybercrime, Victimization

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