Social networking technologies, community engagement and policing

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This session aims to open up a dialogue about the ways in which social networking technologies might be used by the police. It outlines the nature of the technologies themselves and reviews some of the ways in which police forces have, thus far, attempted to deploy them. In so doing it presents some of the potential benefits of using social networking technologies, as well as some of the challenges and possible pitfalls.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2011


  • Social networks
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • blogging
  • legitmacy
  • trust
  • e-democracy


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