The Extent of Security Media Contribution in the Management of Crises from the Viewpoint of Students at Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, Riyadh

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to identify to what extent the security media contributes in crises management, and the concept of security media, its advantages, objectives, functions and problems, as well as identifying the term of crises management and their requirements, methods and objectives.The descriptive approach was used in the study, where it was developed for questionnaire, and its validity and consistency were ensured. The study community consisted of all students in the faculties (management science, criminal justice, strategic sciences, social sciences) at Naif Arab university for security science, that has (945) students. A random sample of (285) students were taken and the questionnaire was distributed for them, and (255) questionnaires were restored and their data were input by using the statistical package for social sciences (SPSS) for processing them and extracting their results. The study concluded to set of results, the most important were: the security media contribute to the support and stability of public security with a high degree of the study community responses, the security media provides a clear picture of facts and security events with a high degree of the study community responses, the security media is scrupulous in presenting crises with a high degree of the study community responses. It allocates a spokesperson in the security media for crises with a high degree of the study community responses and that rumors are treated with caution during crises with a high degree of the study also community responses. The results of the study showed that security media is exaggerating and dramatizing the crises with a medium degree of the study community responses. The study concluded to several recommendations, including: the need to information and data availability that are necessary for crises management and the exchange of information between security media and crises management. Security media must cover all crises without exception and that there should be a harmony between the media policy and crises management. The need to maintain contact and communication between security media and crises management, and security media should always warn crises management before the crises occurs. The security media must not exaggerate and lastly dramatize the crises, and the security media should present scenarios for the evolution of the crises.