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Understanding the Relationship Between Cybercrime and Human Behavior Through Criminological Theories and Social Networking Sites

Mohammed, Anne-Marie and Benson, Vladlena and Saridakis, George (2020) Understanding the Relationship Between Cybercrime and Human Behavior Through Criminological Theories and Social Networking Sites. In: Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi, ed. Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web. IGI Global, pp. 979-989. ISBN 978-1-5225-9715-5. E-ISBN 978-1-5225-9716-2. (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-9715-5.ch066) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:80215)

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Abstract

This article seeks to gain a better understanding of how to address some of the challenges in the digital world. In order to do this, the authors presented some of the emerging issues in the psychology of human behavior and the ever changing nature of cyber threats in the digital world. They reviewed both the theories of crime (i.e., self-control and rational choice theories) and the empirical studies that have examined user behavior on social networking sites leading to victimization. Importantly, they mentioned the role of social engineering as the entry point of many of these sophisticated attacks. They went on to examine the relevance of the human element as the starting point of implementing cyber security programs in organizations as well as securing individual online behavior. Furthermore, issues that are associated with the emerging trends in human behavior research as well as ethics were also discussed. They acknowledge that much more academic attention is needed in this area to avoid the exponential growth of future information breaches.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9715-5.ch066
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: George Saridakis
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2020 12:24 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2020 12:30 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80215 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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