Solving crime with social media

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 investigations.

The iPlod generation is mainly self-taught but developing a more sophisticated approach each month.

However, the UK is still playing catch up with the use of social media by law enforcement agencies in the US.

A recent survey found that 80% of law enforcement personnel use social media to conduct investigations.

Interestingly, 87% search warrants which use social media to establish “probable cause” are confirmed as legal when challenged in court.

As you can see below, most of this information is garnered from a very lovely infographic produced by Background Check:
Solving Crime with Social Media
Compiled By: BackgroundCheck.org
If you are interested in US law enforcement use of social media, I highly recommend the ConnectedCops website and following its creator, @LawsComm on Twitter.

One Response

  1. Lauri Stevens 18th October 2012

Leave a Reply

Select Language
Andrew Brown May 2016
Interesting drug and alcohol facts May 2016
EMCDDA MDMA
Ecstasy is popular again – and much stronger
amazing-wonder-FI
Innovative practice in alcohol treatment and recovery
ONS drug related deaths overall
Deaths from legal highs
MoJ women in cj stats FI
Women and the Criminal Justice System
minimum wage
Higher wages reduce crime more than incarceration
criminals
The truth about why people do bad things
bugsy malone
Our punitive approach to children’s criminal records
supervisible
What’s it like being on probation?
breakdown
Quality of private probation a concern for inspectors
competition-arm-wrestle-FI
The difficulties of a split probation system
NAO TR performance
Performance of new probation system unclear
paper clips
Myth: Only radical reforms can reduce crime
crime headlines
Why do we always think crime is rising?
3d rendering the empty room with open window
Time for a sensible debate on crime?
Close up of a line of British Police do not cross tape.
10 key facts from the latest crime figures
repair-fix-fi
Unlocking prison performance
prison safety JC
How can we make our prisons safer?
Coates review graphic
Unlocking potential – Coates prison education review published
statistics
11 things I learnt from the 2015 offender statistics
Payment by Results
evolving tomatoes
The evolution of Social Impact Bonds
swift
Payment by Results and international aid
Equations
What we know about payment by results
Finally Friday Social Media Innovation Why I Tweet
AG FI
The law and social media
Unlock Youtube
Unlocking offenders’ doors to employment
digital govt
Digital government extends its reach
MoJ women in cj stats FI
Women and the Criminal Justice System
AG FI
The law and social media
Wooden gallows rope and noose in St Augustine Florida
Global executions at a 25 year high
Balaclava girl
Crime accounts for 1.5% of world GDP

Keep up to date on drugs, crime & PbR

Every new post straight to your inbox