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Necessity of Paradigm Shift in Criminological Theorizing

Jegede, A. E. and Oyero, Olusola and Okorie, Nelson and Ayedun, C. A. and Ajayi, M. P. (2020) Necessity of Paradigm Shift in Criminological Theorizing. In: Encyclopedia of Criminal Activities and the Deep Web. IGI Global.

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The traditional linkage of defective educational acquisition and the propensity to engage in antisocial behaviours has been accentuated in criminological theory. However, current development in ICT environment preferred for spacelessness, timelessness with its unchanging requirement for ingenuity in the use and mastery of e-interaction has consistently queried the veracity of defective education and crime participation. A survey on cyber fraud conducted in Nigeria found out that the acquisition of requisite education is central to technology-driven crime participation and guarantees continual survival and career longevity in crime business. Consequently, this article analyses the necessity of educational acquisition for crime participation and further advocated for a paradigm shift to accommodate the changing trends in the education-crime symbiotic relationship in the ICT age. This is germane to criminology of ICT in capturing and mitigating the victimization that are contactable through participation in e-relationship.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 07:42
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2020 07:42

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