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Adult–Child Sex Advocacy Websites as Learning Environments for Crime

D'Ovidio, Rob, Mitman, Tyson ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4093-8485, El-Burki, Imaani Jamillah and Shumar, Wesley (2011) Adult–Child Sex Advocacy Websites as Learning Environments for Crime. In: Jaishankar, K., (ed.) Cyber Criminology Exploring Internet Crimes and Criminal Behavior. Taylor & Francis Group

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E-mail, instant messengers, chat rooms, and websites are just a few of the many tools available to facilitate communication over computer networks. E-mail provides users with an alternative to postal mail and the fax machine and can be used to send a myriad of communiquésincluding business contracts, office memos, and love letters-across the globe in seconds. Instant messenger programs enable real-time text communication and provide an alternative to the telephone. They can be used to send a quick greeting to an overseas friend or to keep parents in touch with children who are away at school. Like the local pub, the computer chat room can bring together prospective lovers or provide a meeting place for people to debate politics, sports, the arts, or any conceivable topic. Websites facilitate commerce by bringing together merchants with distant customers and allow for the easy distribution of information, such as the latest headlines or a novel on The New York Times bestseller list. Social networking websites remove psychological and geographic barriers to social relationships and link like-minded people from around the world.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
K Law > KF United States Federal Law
School/Department: York Business School
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/3505

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