Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Security
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Video games represent a growing genre of media quickly becoming one of the leading forms of entertainment (Jordan, 2014). This popularity has allowed new playstyles to emerge across the video game genre, such as e-Sports and speedrunning. In particular, the speedrunning community has somewhat redefined what it means to “cheat” in a video game by accepting the use certain software and hardware violations that could be seen as “cheating” to the general gaming community. This paper examined the social construction of cheating in this digital community through the use of grounded theory methods.
2017, Christopher Glenn Brewer
Brewer, Christopher G., "Born to Run: A Grounded Theory Study of Cheating in the Online Speedrunning Community" (2017). Master's Theses. 311.
Criminology Commons, Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance Commons, Social Psychology and Interaction Commons