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Finally Friday

Facebook: Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide

I’ve written before about the, often ludicrous, ways in which criminals have advertised their crimes on social media and ended up being apprehended as a

Finally Friday

Advise, Assist and Unfriend

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

Digital Engagement

The art of face recognition technology

In the near future, will police officers be able to use their mobile phone to photograph you at the roadside and then instantly run your

Policing

Criminals face an uncertain future

Facewatch is the latest online development in the law-enforcement v criminals high-tech arms race with cops and robbers adapting new digital techniques to outwit each

Finally Friday

Facebook Fools 2: Man bites Dog

  Many a Finally Friday post has focused on the recklessness and straightforward stupidity of criminals who have advertised their offences on social media and

Finally Friday

Facebook fools

It’s been a bit of a stressful month for criminal justice professionals. Probation and prison services have been falling out over their competing alliances with

Finally Friday

Bringing criminals to (Face)book

There are plenty of posts on this site about how police have used Facebook to track down criminals and even more about how criminals have

Social Media Innovation

Could your Facebook profile get you acquitted?

Facebook has become a key tool in police investigations. Police routinely access suspects’ Facebook pages to look at recent activities and establish connections between offenders

Digital Engagement

Don’t delay! Post 999

The recent publicity campaigns promoting the new 101 Police telephone number have all been at pains to emphasise that the number should not be used

Digital Engagement

Talking about the iPlod generation

The last time I blogged about the police use of social media, I was amazed that so many police officers were active users of Twitter –

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