SOC 2070 Chapter Notes - Chapter Article: Jargon, Grounded Theory, Copyright Infringement

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3 Apr 2017
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Examining the role of technology in the formation of deviant. Adoption of new technologies cause shifts in human behavior patterns. Criminal adjust their offending practices due to new technology. Technology produces new forms of crime and deviance. Findings explore the dynamic use of hacker argot and how these terms reflect the role of technology in shaping attitudes toward and support for deviance and crime. Web forums have been adapted by criminals to exchange all sorts of information almost instantaneously. Technology can also lead to the direct creation of new forms of crime and deviance. Most well recognized forms of technology- focused crimes: computer hacking. An argot is a specialized and secret language within a subculture that serves multiple functions within the group, such as communicating the structure, norms, and values of a given subculture to its members. Functions to conceal deviant or criminal activities and communications from outsiders.

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