Category: Social Media Innovation
Intriguing study finds that twitter can reliably indicate prevalence of certain crimes, although only in low-crime London neighbourhoods.
New measures from Facebook seek to help suicidal users by using artificial intelligence to identify those at risk and then intervene with helping resources.
Report from Catch 22 investigates how social media can act as a catalyst and trigger for youth violence.
Could the probation service soon be using computerised algorithms to assess risk of harm to the public by the automatic search of offenders' Facebook posts?
Alcohol & Drugs
How a viral instagram campaign was created to raise awareness of the thin line between social drinking and problematic alcohol use.
Our legal system is struggling to keep up with modern online behaviour and many people don't realise that they could be breaking the law by a simple tweet.
The financial cost of cybercrime in the US is allegedly larger than the illegal drug markets for cocaine, heroin and cannabis – combined, 33% of all Internet-initiated sex crimes …
The ideal is for social media networks to police themselves, but you only have to look at some of the outrageous, sexually violent tweets that many women routinely encounter …
It is up to each emergency service to decide in what circumstances it should use a Twitter Alert. But, obviously, services will want to restrict their use carefully to …
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 …
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 …
Social Media Innovation
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 …
Social Media Innovation
000000This 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 …
000000I 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 …
0000Earlier 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 …