Dr. Lee and former MSCJ student Mr. Sanchez publish an article in the International Journal of Cyber Criminology

KENNESAW, Ga. (Nov 1, 2018) — Dr. Gang Lee, Professor of Criminal Justice, and Mr. Matheson Sanchez, former MSCJ student, have recently published an article, entitled “Cyber Bullying Behaviors, Anonymity, and General Strain Theory” in the International Journal of Cyber Criminology, peer reviewed and a Diamond open access online journal. The article can be downloaded at http://www.cybercrimejournal.com/Lee&SanchezVol12Issue1IJCC2018.pdf


The article abstract:

Cyber bullying is an intricate and ever-evolving form of bullying. Little is known about how cyber bullying is perpetrated at the collegiate level. Applying a General Strain Theory framework, the current study aims to assess the role of six university-related strain elements as possible predictors for cyber bullying and cyber-victimization. Survey questionnaires were administered to 15 undergraduate classes at a southeastern university (N = 406). Additionally, the role of internet anonymity on cyber bullying and cyber-victimization is addressed. Being threatened with losing or actually losing a scholarship and being placed on probation are identified as significant predictors of cyber-victimization. Being threatened with losing or actually losing a scholarship are found to be significant predictors of cyber bullying. Anonymity is established as negatively associated with the frequency of cyber bullying and cyber-victimization.