Understanding the Perpetration of Employee Computer Crime in the Organisational Context

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Understanding the Perpetration of Employee Computer Crime in the Organisational Context

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dc.contributor.author Willison, Robert en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:23:46Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:23:46Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02-20T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6463
dc.description.abstract While hackers and viruses fuel the IS security concerns for organisations, the problems posed by employee computer crime should not be underestimated. Indeed, a growing number of IS security researchers have turned their attention to the ‘insider’ threat. However, to date, there has been a lack of insight into the relationship between the actual behaviour of offenders during the perpetration of computer crime, and the organisational context in which the behaviour takes place. To address this deficiency, this paper advances two criminological theories, which it is argued can be used to examine the stages an offender must go through in order for a crime to be committed. In addition, this paper illustrates how the two theories, entitled the Rational Choice Perspective and Situational Crime Prevention, can be applied to the IS domain, thereby offering a theoretical basis on which to analyse the offender/context relationship during the perpetration of computer crime. By so doing, practitioners may use these insights to inform and enhance the selection of safeguards in a bid to improve prevention programmes. en_US
dc.format.extent 39 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2006-004 en_US
dc.subject.other edb-sikkerhed en_US
dc.subject.other edb-kriminalitet en_US
dc.subject.other medarbejderkriminalitet en_US
dc.subject.other virksomhedens sikkerhed en_US
dc.subject.other virksomhedens informationsteknologi en_US
dc.subject.other is security en_US
dc.subject.other criminology en_US
dc.subject.other employee computer crime en_US
dc.subject.other perpetration en_US
dc.title Understanding the Perpetration of Employee Computer Crime in the Organisational Context en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt06feb20 mielmo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Informatik en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INF en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Informatics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INF en_US
dc.idnumber x656517364 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2006 en_US


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