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The New Computer Hacker's Quest and Contest with the Experienced Hackers: A Qualitative Study Applying Pierre Bourdieu's Field Theory

  title={The New Computer Hacker's Quest and Contest with the Experienced Hackers: A Qualitative Study Applying Pierre Bourdieu's Field Theory},
  author={Michael Nycyk},
  journal={International Journal of Cyber Criminology},
  • Michael Nycyk
  • Published 1 July 2016
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Cyber Criminology
IntroductionThe considerable body of literature seeking to understand computer hackers' motivations and behaviors still needs further inquiry as hacking cyber crime grows in sophistication and geographic reach (Decary-Hetu & Dupont, 2013; Nikitina, 2012; Turgeman-Goldschmidt, 2008; Yar, 2005; Taylor, 1999; Jordan & Taylor, 1998). Needing further investigation is the area of new computer hackers or newbies. This study specifically examines newbie hackers' acquisitions of skills and knowledge in… 

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