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THE INTERNET AS CORRUPTOR.docx

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Criminology
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CRIM 1125
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K.Chin

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THE INTERNET AS CORRUPTOR o Visiting web sites and chat rooms, and sending or receiving emails, are leisure time activities in which youth and adults alike participate in ever increasing numbers o Of particular concern is use of the Internet by adults to produce and distribute child pornography, and to lure youth for sexual purposes o Internet may be viewed both as a "corrupter" and as a social setting that creates opportunities for motivated offenders and prospective targets (or victims) to intersect in time and space LEISURE AND OPPORTUNITY o Leisure activities may free youth from informal social controls exerted by parents and other close family members o Youth who spend more of their leisure time with parents more likely to be conforming and non-delinquent o Youth who spend more of their leisure time with peers (outside of the home) more likely to engage in delinqu
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