1. Social Disorganization Theory

Theories. High-tech offenders are mainly the criminals who use high skills in committing crimes. Social disorganization theory indicates that criminals commit crimes over time and among territories to the absence or breakdown of communal institutions like church, family, local government, and school. Theories. When there is breakdown of communal institutions it means that there is disorganization of social aspects hence individuals get a chance of committing crimes (Carrabine & Lee, 2009).

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Culture conflict theory can therefore be linked with Marxist theory and used in explaining why hi-tech criminals engage in deviant behaviors (O’Brien & Yar, 2008). It should be noted that the differences in cultures, especially in absence of a controlling entity, provide each individual with a choice to ways of succeeding financially and in this in turn causes crimes. Theories.   


Carrabine, E. & Lee, M. (2009). Criminology: A Sociological Introduction. New York: Wiley

O’Brien, M. & Yar, M. (2008). Criminology: The Key Concepts. New Jersey: Prentice Hall