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Youth Crime And The Organized Attributes Of Cyber Fraud In The Modern Technological Age: A Thematic Review

Jegede, A. E. and Oyesomi, Kehinde Opeyemi and Olorunyomi, B.R. (2016) Youth Crime And The Organized Attributes Of Cyber Fraud In The Modern Technological Age: A Thematic Review. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Reviews, 6 (1). pp. 153-164. ISSN 2276-8645

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Abstract

This paper establishes a link between the hitherto known traditional organized crimes and modern cyber fraud. The transnational context of fraud in the e-business environment promotes exclusive anonymity, transactional secrecy and unprecedented vulnerabilities relatively higher in impact and far above any documented assessment of organized crimes that preceded it. Mostly implicated in this emerging trend considered in this criminological discourse are the youths, commonly referred to as the Net Generation. Uniquely, these categories of people are doubly victimized. Just as they suffer acute deprivation socioeconomically, they are also systemically made representable under the criminal justice arrangement of most nations due to their incessant involvements in illicit activities. Finally, the paper made an advocacy for prompt state intervention towards arresting the precarious situations impressing it upon the youths to adopt unconventional means to attain survival.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Organized crime, Fraud, Modernity, Internet, Economy, Youth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2016 10:25
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2016 10:25
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6430

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