Routine Online Activity and Internet Fraud Targeting: Extending the Generality of Routine Activity Theory

@article{Pratt2010RoutineOA,
  title={Routine Online Activity and Internet Fraud Targeting: Extending the Generality of Routine Activity Theory},
  author={T. Pratt and Kristy Holtfreter and Michael D Reisig},
  journal={Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency},
  year={2010},
  volume={47},
  pages={267 - 296}
}
Routine activity theory predicts that changes in legitimate opportunity structures (e.g., technology) can increase the convergence of motivated offenders and suitable targets in the absence of capable guardianship. The Internet has fundamentally changed consumer practices and has simultaneously expanded opportunities for cyber-fraudsters to target online consumers. The authors draw on routine activity theory and consumer behavior research to understand how personal characteristics and online… Expand

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