Crime and justice in digital society: towards a 'digital criminology'?

Stratton, G, Powell, A and Cameron, R 2017, 'Crime and justice in digital society: towards a 'digital criminology'?', International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 17-33.


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Title Crime and justice in digital society: towards a 'digital criminology'?
Author(s) Stratton, G
Powell, A
Cameron, R
Year 2017
Journal name International Journal of Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
Volume number 6
Issue number 2
Start page 17
End page 33
Total pages 17
Publisher Queensland University of Technology
Abstract The opportunities afforded through digital and communications technologies, in particular social media, have inspired a diverse range of interdisciplinary perspectives exploring how such advancements influence the way we live. Rather than positioning technology as existing in a separate space to society more broadly, the 'digital society' is a concept that recognises such technologies as an embedded part of the larger social entity and acknowledges the incorporation of digital technologies, media, and networks in our everyday lives (Lupton 2014), including in crime perpetration, victimisation and justice. In this article, we explore potential for an interdisciplinary concept of digital society to expand and inspire innovative crime and justice scholarship within an emerging field of 'digital criminology'.
Subject Criminological Theories
Keyword(s) Cybercrime
cyber
virtual
digital society
digital
DOI - identifier 10.5204/ijcjsd.v6i2.355
Copyright notice © The Author(s) 2017. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Licence. As an open access journal, articles are free to use, with proper attribution, in educational and other non‐commercial settings.
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