Pirates on the plank: Neutralization theory and the criminal downloading of music among generation Y in the era of late modernity
This research explores Internet music piracy. Guided by the cultural criminology perspective and its focus on crimes in late modernity, it uses responses from a survey given to 800 students at four universities to examine the criminal downloading of music. It analyzes rates of illegal Internet music downloading considering factors of sex and age. However, its primary focus involves how rationalizations help cyber-criminals from Generation Y neutralize the stigma associated with Internet piracy. © 2010 School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany.
Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture
Ulsperger, J. S., Hodges, S. H., and Paul, John. (2010). "Pirates on the plank: Neutralization theory and the criminal downloading of music among generation Y in the era of late modernity." Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture 17(1): 124-151.