As the country struggles to stem a rise in crime and violence, a new theory that describes social penetration in the digital realm as a critical component of criminality is gaining traction.
Researchers at the University of Toronto and the University at Buffalo have used social penetration to understand the relationship between technology and crime.
They call their theory the Social Penetration Theory (SPT), and it is being embraced by both academic and law enforcement researchers.
According to SPT, crime occurs when criminals gain access to the information of others by exploiting their digital presence.
They are able to conduct surveillance and use other digital platforms to conduct their criminal activity.
Accordingly, SPT argues that criminals exploit a technology platform to gain access and gain the knowledge of others.
The theory is particularly helpful to law enforcement officials who work in the field of cybersecurity.
The idea behind the theory is that, with social media, criminal actors can easily gain access, and information that is accessible through social networks is also easily accessible.
By using this data, law enforcement agencies can then use that information to further their investigation.
In fact, the theory has become a popular explanation in the criminal justice field as well.
For instance, law students have taken to social media to learn about the criminal behavior of others, and researchers at the United States Justice Department have found that social media users have a lower rate of conviction for crimes, even when the information is not available to them.
The researchers of the SPT theory have developed a series of mathematical models that attempt to quantify the relationship among social networks, technology, and crime and to make predictions for the future.
Their work is being used by police departments and other authorities across the country.
According a news release from the University, SPTs are a useful tool for law enforcement to understand and address a wide range of societal issues, including crime.
The University said that its research on the theory was funded by the United Nations, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and the Canadian government.
The SPT is not limited to criminals or law enforcement.
It has been used by other researchers in social media analysis, criminal justice analysis, and computer forensics.
The researchers also have used the theory to develop the Forensic Social Media Analytics (FSMAA) software, which helps law enforcement analyze digital forensic data.
The university is also partnering with the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Innovation to develop a digital forensics software that will help police analyze digital evidence, such as text messages, photos, videos, audio, and more.