Academic team: Prof Graham Pike, Dr Chrisothea Herodotou, Dr Virginia Harrison, Dr Catriona Havard, Dr Hayley Ness, Dr Zoe Walkington, Dr Ailsa Strathie, Stephanie Richter, Charlotte Gaskell, Jane Birkett
Policing partners: Greater Manchester Police and Gwent Police
The project employed an RCT approach, which revealed that use of social media is likely to affect the visual evidence provided by an eyewitness. In addition, a qualitative approach was employed to explore the action orientation of small stories on the Facebook sites of two UK police forces.
The research recognises that increasingly, through the use of Facebook, ‘networked narratives’ are constructed collectively by multiple narrators (both the formal police posts, and the comments of the public).
Given the ability of narrative to both ‘tell’ and ‘sell’ versions of events, and of social media to perform ‘identity in interaction’ this research considered how the police forces are positioned, and repositioned by this social media activity.
|Title||Outputs type||Lead academic||Year|
|Entitlement to tell on police facebook sites||Journal||Walkington, Z||2019|
|Are you talking to me? How identity is constructed on police-owned facebook sites||Journal||Walkington, Z||2018|
|Are you talking to me? A qualitative study of Facebook use by two police forces||Presentation||Walkington, Z||2017|
|A content analysis of police Facebook pages||Presentation||Strathie, A||2017|
|Social media in citizen enquiry and public engagement||Presentation||Pike, G||2017|
|Engaging with social media and citizen enquiry||Full Report||Pike, G||2017|
|Improving investigations through utilising technology, community and psychology||Executive summary||Pike, G||2017|
|Engaging with social media: policing and citizen enquiry||Executive summary||Pike, G||2017|
|Identification evidence||Book Chapter||Pike, G||2017|
|The experiment in criminology||Presentation||Pike, G||2017|
|Social media and citizen enquiry||Presentation||Ness, H||2016|
|Social media and citizen inquiry||Presentation||Havard, C||2016|
|Pracademia - how a short but sweet collaboration panned out||Blog||Birkett, J||2016|
|Pracademia - a world of opportunity||Blog||Birkett, J||2016|
|Pracademia - a complex ethical world||Blog||Birkett, J||2016|
|Police practitioner-researcher ethics||Paper||Birkett, J||2016|
|Police practitioner-researcher checklist||Paper||Birkett, J||2016|