Applying Social Network Sites ( Sns ) Crime

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Submission ID: 39308957

Applying theory of planned behavior to social network sites (SNS) crime

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Student number :27392171
This workplace report is submitted to Dr Toby Miles-Johnson
Submission date : 9 January 2014
Applying theory of planned behavior to social network sites (SNS) crime

Abstract
As a part of cyber crime, social network sites(SNS) crime is increasing at a significant speed in recent years. It is largely due to the rise of social network sites like Facebook, twitter, Linkedin and their huge user base. With increasing crimes related to the SNS, it becomes a reason for anxiety. What is the reason behind it? Can these SNS crimes be explained by criminology theory? This report is trying to apply theory of planned behavior to SNS crime and explain it.
Introduction
Social network has become popular way to make friends in recent years. According to daily mail, the UK police receive calls about Facebook every forty minutes. ‘In 2011 only, there are 12300 crimes related to Facebook including murder, rape, kidnap, child sex offences, assault, death threats, witness intimidation and fraud.’ Famous social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin have provided their users with conveniences however they have also become the tools of new trend of cyber crime which is social network crime. Criminals use fake personal profile to cheat on victims following with fraud, robbery, and even rape. The negative attitudes of…
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