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1.06 Improving investigations through utilising technology, community and psychology

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: Gwent Police
Status: Complete

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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.

Planned outputs

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

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