Applying Social Network Sites ( Sns ) Crime

3143 Words Jan 9th, 2015 13 Pages
Applying theory of planned behavior to social network sites (SNS) crime

Abstract
Social network has become popular way to make friends in recent years. Famous social network sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin have provided their users with conveniences and however they have become the tools of new trend of cyber crime.
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 victims and government have make it even worse. This report is trying to apply theory of planned behavior to this new crime trend and trying to explain the relationship between them.
Literature review
Social network sites crime is a new trend of crime which could be committed via social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and many other SNS. It is a branch of cyber crime. ‘According to the definition of Home office, there is a wide range of offences that can be committed through…
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