Location

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Greenspun Hall

Description

An increasing number of police departments are using Facebook to communicate with the public. As with any emerging communications technology, there is considerable variation in the usage of this medium. This study reports the results of a content analysis designed to determine how police departments are using Facebook.

Keywords

Police; Police-community relations; Social media

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Criminology and Criminal Justice | Law Enforcement and Corrections | Mass Communication | Public Relations and Advertising

Language

English

 
Apr 20th, 1:00 PM Apr 20th, 2:00 PM

Facebook and the police: Communication in the social networking era

University of Nevada Las Vegas, Greenspun Hall

An increasing number of police departments are using Facebook to communicate with the public. As with any emerging communications technology, there is considerable variation in the usage of this medium. This study reports the results of a content analysis designed to determine how police departments are using Facebook.