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Disgracebook policing: social media and the rise of police indiscretion

Goldsmith, Andrew


This paper examines the problems for police reputation, operational effectiveness and integrity of the criminal justice system that can arise from off-duty use of social media (SM) by police officers. It locates recent trends in SM use against the background of changes in information and communication practices in policing and the wider community. The concept of police indiscretion is used to explore those features of SM that facilitate and encourage disclosures as well as to, using a series of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Policing and Society: an international journal of research & policy
DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2013.864653


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