Self-Control and Ethical Beliefs on the Social Learning of Intellectual Property Theft

  title={Self-Control and Ethical Beliefs on the Social Learning of Intellectual Property Theft},
  author={Sameer Hinduja and Jason R. Ingram},
Social learning theory has been identified as a strong predictor of various computer-related crimes, especially intellectual property theft (Higgins and Makin 2004; Hinduja 2006; Rogers 2001; Skinner and Fream 1997). Undoubtedly, the relationship is more complex, as other factors appear to affect one’s proclivity to be influenced by the social learning components. The current study examined survey response data from over two thousand university students to clarify potential interactive effects… CONTINUE READING

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