The Role of Social Media Networks in Committing the Criminal Behavior Among the Young People in the Jordanian Society from the Perspective of the Students of the Jordanian Universities

Abdullah Salem Al-Darawsheh, Ghadeer Pernes A doub Al -Zaben

Abstract


This study aimed at identifying the role of social media networks in committing the criminal behavior among the young people in the Jordanian society from the perspective of the students of the Jordanian universities. In order to achieve the study objectives, the researcher developed a questionnaire to collect data. The research also used the simple random sampling as a method for selecting the study sample that consisted of (595) respondents. The results concluded the following results:

The results revealed that the most popular and used social networking among the young people is the Facebook, with a percentage of (68%), followed by Whats App with a percentage of (25.2%), and in the last rank, Twitter, with a percentage of (6.7%).

As for the role of social networking in committing the criminal behavior among the young people in the Jordanian society from the perspective of the students of the Jordanian universities, the first place was for hacking the personal data and violating the privacy of others, with a mean of (4.11) and a standard deviation of (0.75), followed by tempting the young people in order to join the terrorist, extremist and delinquent groups, with a mean of (4.09) and a standard deviation of (0.74). The third rank was for the dissemination of rumors and slandering others, with a mean of (4.01) and a standard deviation of (0.66).

The results showed that there are no statistically significant differences at (α≤0.05) for the role of social networking in committing the criminal behavior among the young people in the Jordanian society from the perspective of the students of the Jordanian universities due to the variables of ( gender, age, income, educational level, faculty).

Based on the results, the study recommended a number of recommendations.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijld.v10i1.16629

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