Head to the following site and read “A Portrait of J. Random Hacker”:
http://bak.spc.org/dms/archive/profile.html. The profile presented by the article is more practical than
theoretical, and oddly very specific, yet wildly stereotypical. The profile was developed from responses made
by Usenet respondents, rather than professional psychologists or sociologists. What do you think of the profile
presented by the article? Do you think this profile is more or less accurate than some of the more formally
scientific profiles that have been developed in academia or similar professional settings? How would you
suggest using this profile’s results to improve the accuracy of future profiles? Explain thoroughly.
In his article “Psychological Theories of Crime and Hacking” (assigned for reading this week), Rogers explains
several of the major criminological theories of cybercrime. In your opinion, which of the theories presented is
most adequate to explain the existence of cybercrime and cyber criminals, and why? Discuss thoroughly.
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