01/12/2020 Law Political Science
DOI: 10.1186/s40163-020-00113-w SemanticScholar ID: 218642114 MAG: 3032682525

Further rejection of the cybercrime hypothesis

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We recently rejected the hypothesis that increases in cybercrime may have caused the international crime drop. Critics subsequently argued that offenders switched from physical crime to cybercrime in recent years, and that lifestyle changes due to ‘leisure IT’ may have caused the international crime drop. Here we explain how the critics misrepresented our argument and do not appear to introduce anything new.

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Dr. Daniel Birks

University of Leeds - Associate Professor of Quantitative Policing & Crime Data Analytics

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