The rise of mobile and social media means that everyday crime news is now more immediate, more visual, and more democratically produced than ever. Offering new and innovative ways of understanding the relationship between media and crime, Media and Crime in the U.S. critically examines the influence of media coverage of crimes on culture and identity in the United States and across the globe. With comprehensive coverage of the theories, research, and key issues, acclaimed author Yvonne Jewkes and award-winning professor Travis Linnemann have come together to shed light on some of the most troubling questions surrounding media and crime today. The free open-access Student Study site at features web quizzes, web resources, and more. Instructors, sign in at for additional resources!

The Role of the Internet in Crime and Deviance

The Role of the Internet in Crime and Deviance

The Role of the Internet in Crime and Deviance


Chapter 9 provides:

  • A brief overview of the ways in which linked, mobile, digital technologies have revolutionized the ways in which (especially young) people communicate and interact with each other.
  • Discussion of the “digital divide” and an analysis of the ways in which the Internet and World Wide Web are shaping the development of China as it moves from totalitarianism to “market authoritarianism” and partial democracy.
  • A description of some of the “ordinary” cybercrimes that most frequently appear in the news.
  • Reflection on the ways in which the Internet is transforming not only young people’s leisure and pleasure habits but specifically and explicitly their sexual development.

Key Terms

  • cyberbullying 230
  • cybercrime 227
  • cyberspace 228
  • cyberterrorism 228
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