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Applying routine activity theory to cybercrime: A theoretical and empirical analysis

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Applying routine activity theory to cybercrime : A theoretical and empirical analysis. / Leukfeldt, Eric; Yar, Majid.

In: Deviant Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 3, 03.03.2016, p. 263-280.

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Leukfeldt, Eric ; Yar, Majid. / Applying routine activity theory to cybercrime : A theoretical and empirical analysis. In: Deviant Behavior. 2016 ; Vol. 37, No. 3. pp. 263-280.

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