Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication

First Advisor

Chad Harms

Abstract

Following the Megan Meier MySpace hoax, public outcry for justice was large. When nothing happened under the law, Internet vigilantes took it upon themselves to dole out social justice for the slain teenager. With cyber shaming and other forms of Internet vigilante justice occurring worldwide, it is paramount to study the communication of Internet vigilantes and their calls to action. Looking through deviance and communication as social control, a better understanding of Internet vigilantism will occur. This study will help to answer what types of communication are used in the calls to action. This study will help further the study of cyber bullying, Internet vigilantism, online communication and the real world ramifications of Internet vigilantism.

Copyright Owner

Karl Allen Wehmhoener

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

56 pages

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Communication Commons

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