Technology Coursework Paper on Analyzing the Impact of Cultural Values on Cybercrime in Mexico

Analyzing the Impact of Cultural Values on Cybercrime in Mexico


 Despite the beneficial effects associated with technological growth, numerous countries have suffered from a plethora adverse effects including cyber crimes (Nelson, Philips, & Steuart, 2010). Mexico is one of the countries that have recorded far reaching effects as a result of increased cyber crime related cases. The causes and the scope of cyber crimes in Mexico are directly linked to its cultural values (Bonnie & Brenner, 2012). This paper discusses different cultural values and beliefs that are promoted in Mexico and account for the tremendous increase of cyber crime issues in the country and compares them with America.

Cultural Beliefs and Values Promoted in Mexico versus the United States

            Research indicates that the proliferation of cyber crime cases in Mexico is a result of the national cultural beliefs and values(Nelson, Philips, &Steuart, 2010). First, Mexico suffers from high unemployment rates which force a plethora of its citizens to engage in illegal activities such as cyber crimes for economic purpose. Besides Mexico seems to be lacking practical policies that can be implemented to address the issue of cyber crime (Brenner, 2012). Secondly, cyber crime in Mexico is directly linked to personal reasons since country’s cultural values acknowledge revenge as one major way of venting its anger as well settling disputes. Lastly, cyber crimes in Mexico are usually politically-ideologically motivated and are executed as a way of protesting against people, communities, corporations as well as the ruling governments (Bonnie & Brenner, 2012).

 On the other hand, the cultural values present in the US are critical to the abolishment and control of cyber crimes. First, the US Constitution acknowledges all form of diversity including ideological, political and racial differences and encourages its people to condemn cyber crime and related vices in the strongest terms possible (Bonnie & Brenner, 2012). Additionally, United States has set favorable policies that seek to protect the entire country and its citizens against all risks associated with cyber crimes. Lastly, most of the business organizations operating in the US have developed their cultural and cyber crime related policies to help in the efficient control of the vice (Nelson, Philips, &Steuart, 2010).


 Cultural values and beliefs of a particular country can play a critical role in controlling or increasing cyber crimes. Cybercrime is globally rated among the top five threats to the successful operation of a given country regardless of its geographical location. Mexico’s cultural beliefs and values need to be revised and copy from the United States experience in ensuring that crimes are exclusively controlled 


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Nelson, B., Philips, A., &Steuart, C. (2010). Guide to computer forensics and investigations. (4th Ed.). Boston: Cengage Learning. Retrieved from