American Journal of Information Science and Computer Engineering
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American Journal of Information Science and Computer Engineering, Vol.2, No.4, Jul. 2016, Pub. Date: Jul. 15, 2016
Plight of Youth Perception on Cyber Crime in South Asia
Pages: 22-28 Views: 702 Downloads: 1218
Authors
[01] Md. Kamruzzaman, School of Victimology and Restorative Justice, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh; School of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh; School of Law, National University, Gazipur, Bangladesh.
[02] Md. Ashraful Islam, School of Victimology and Restorative Justice, Institute of Social Welfare and Research, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh; School of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[03] Md. Shahidul Islam, School of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[04] Md. Shakhawat Hossain, School of Criminology and Police Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
[05] Md. Abdul Hakim, School of Food Technology and Nutritional Science, Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Tangail, Bangladesh.
Abstract
Cyber crime is a buzzword all over the world. Due to the global connectivity and online activities it has become a global concern, not a territorial one and is spreading in a terrific volume. In this regard mostly the young people are in vulnerability and being victimized by various means. The study aim was to access these states in South Asian developing countries (i.e., the demographic subdivision Bangladesh). The descriptive type of cross sectional study was carried out to assess the perception, causes and consequence of cyber crime among youth using purposive sampling method taking a sum of 118 respondents from Tangail municipality and Dhaka north City Corporation areas in Bangladesh. The study found most of respondents (46.61%) belonged to age group 19 to 21 years and 66.10% were male while 60.16% were in vulnerability of cyber crime by Internet fraud and 78.81% agreed that social media increase victimization by dissemination of false information (55.08%). It also found Maximum respondents (82.20%) were affected by virus attack, 56.78% were secondary victimized while most of them (72.03%) felt unsafe in cyber space and 61.86% said awareness can reduce victimization.
Keywords
Youth Perception, Cyber Crime, Hacking, Victimization, South Asian Countries
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