8 Application of Criminological Theories to Internal Information Theft Prevention

8.1. Introduction

Many criminology theorists (e.g., Quinney, 1970; Clarke, 1980; Ekblom, 1992; Cornish, 1994; Aker, 2000; Walker, 2006; Kramer, 2009; Wright, 2010) have studied crime prevention in various research disciplines. As information theft is one of the most prevalent crime issues in business organisations, many theories (e.g., situational prevention, deterrence) have focused on seeking prevention strategies by understanding why people commit these crimes.

This chapter discusses situational crime prevention and deterrence theories that can be applied to the prevention of internal information theft. The theories that have been identified and applied in this ...

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