University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Explaining Young People's Involvement in Online Piracy: An Empirical Assessment using the Offending Crime and Justice Survey for England and Wales

Brunton-Smith, I and McCarthy, D (2016) Explaining Young People's Involvement in Online Piracy: An Empirical Assessment using the Offending Crime and Justice Survey for England and Wales Victims and Offenders, advanc.

[img] Text
V&O_online_offending_ibs.docx - Author's Original
Restricted to Repository staff only
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (157kB)
[img]
Preview
Text (licence)
SRI_deposit_agreement.pdf
Available under License : See the attached licence file.

Download (33kB) | Preview
[img] Text
V&O_online_offending_ibs.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only until 5 July 2017.

Download (684kB)

Abstract

The Internet has been widely acknowledged as facilitating many forms of youth offending. Existing research has identified important drivers of young people’s involvement in online crime, yet this has overwhelmingly relied on school or college samples. As such, it tells us little about those young people that have left the formal education system—a group who are more likely perpetrators of juvenile crime more generally. Focusing on young people’s involvement in online piracy offenses, our analysis draws on data from a nationally representative survey of England and Wales to better understand the dynamics of involvement in online crime across the population. We assess the potential overlaps between online and offline offending, the role of differential association and deviancy neutralization techniques in shaping offending behavior, as well as the protective effect of strong family support networks in reducing involvement in piracy. We find that illegal downloaders tend to be young, male, and have a higher number of delinquent friends. We also find that many of these offenders do not confine their offending to online spaces, with involvement in offline property offenses also high among this group

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Sociology
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Brunton-Smith, IUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
McCarthy, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 5 January 2016
Identification Number : 10.1080/15564886.2015.1121943
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Additional Information : Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 09 Mar 2016 09:46
Last Modified : 09 Mar 2016 09:46
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810074

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800