Computer Hacking as a Social Problem

Alleyne, Brian. 2018. Computer Hacking as a Social Problem. In: A. Javier Treviño, ed. Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 127-142. ISBN 9781108550710 [Book Section]

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This chapter introduces the ideas and practices of digital technology enthusiasts who fall under the umbrella of “hackers. “We will discuss how their defining activity has been constructed as a social problem and how that construction has been challenged in different ways. The chapter concludes with several policy suggestions aimed at addressing the more problematic aspects of computer hacking.

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Computer hackers, hacking, information technology, digital crime

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1 March 2018Published

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21 Nov 2017 10:25

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