The Anti-Social Network: Cyberstalking Victimization among College Students

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CHAPTER 2
Lifestyle-Routine Activities Theory

THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

Lifestyle-exposure theory and routine activity theory were introduced fairly recently to criminologists and victimologists, but have since enjoyed extensive empirical testing, refinement, and empirical support (e.g., Cohen, Felson, & Land, 1980; Cohen, Kluegel, & Land, 1981; Cook, 1986; Felson, 1995; Fisher, Daigle, & Cullen, 2010b; Fisher, Sloan, Cullen, & Lu, 1998; Henson, Wilcox, Reyns, & Cullen, 2010; Lynch, 1987; Messner & Blau, 1987; Miethe & McDowall, 1993; Miethe & Meier, 1990, 1994; Miethe, Stafford, & Long, 1987; Mustaine & Tewksbury, 1998, 1999, 2002; Reyns, 2011; Reyns et al., 2011; Sampson & Lauritsen, 1990; Schreck & Fisher, 2004; Schreck, Wright, & Miller 2002; Wilcox Rountree, Land, & Miethe, 1994). The overall lifestyle-routine activities perspective will be discussed in light of the fact that these theories are often combined or treated as one approach because of their common theoretical assumptions. Originally, these theories were written to account for direct-contact, predatory crimes, such as robbery and burglary; the current study is an attempt to adapt the perspective for application beyond crimes in which the offender and the victim (or the victim’s property) intersect at the same time and in the same place. The rationale for adapting the perspective for explaining crimes that occur in cyberspace is presented in Chapter 3.


LIFESTYLE-EXPOSURE THEORY AND ROUTINE ACTIVI-
TIES THEORY

Lifestyle-exposure theory and routine activities theory are both considered “opportunity” theories. This means that they both attribute crime to criminal opportunities that exist as part of everyday life (Cohen et

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