Category: Social Media Innovation

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It takes 10 seconds to sign up to this service which could just save your life…

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Pinterest is the latest social media platform that police services all over the world have started using for a wide range of reasons. To find wanted criminals and missing persons…

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Criminals and law enforcement officials are early adopters of new technologies and social media in particular in their battle to outwit each other. There are plenty of ways in which…

Natalia

Two ways that Twitter can, literally, save lives. The Natalia Project from @crdefenders provides human rights’ workers with an alarm bracelet that communicates their exact location in times of danger…

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Tweet This blog post is a straight plug to encourage readers to engage in a new initiative launched jointly by: Professor Paul Senior of Sheffield Hallam University who tweets as…

Solving Crime With Social Media

Tweet I have posted regularly about the ways in which the police are increasingly using social media, not just to engage with local communities but to gather intelligence and pursue…

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Tweet Earlier this year I wrote a post about how the “Find my iPhone” app had helped British Transport Police both recover a stolen iPhone and arrest the thief. At…

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Tweet Probation officers use social media for many different reasons. Promoting the work of the service. Building alliances with local commissioners and other stakeholders. Discussing best practice around desistance etc…

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Tweet iwitness is the latest smartphone application promising a technological solution to crime. There has been a recent surge in the development of really useful smartphone apps. @reasondigital collated four…

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Tweet Stop and search has always been a controversial issue in the UK and friction point between police and the communities they serve. Indeed several commentators cited it as a…

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Tweet My recent series on how to make the most of Twitter for workers in the criminal justice system created a decent amount of interest among police, probation and legal…

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Tweet There was an interesting article in Saturday’s Guardian which explored the issue of whether the police should get involved in cases of abuse on Twitter. This whole issue has…

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