Social networking sites, RIPA and criminal investigations

O'Floinn, M. and Ormerod, D. (2011) Social networking sites, RIPA and criminal investigations. Criminal Law Review, 2011(10), pp. 766-789.

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This, the first of two articles, discusses the uses made by law enforcement agencies of social networking sites (SNSs) for criminal investigation purposes. Explains what SNSs are. Identifies police use of SNSs to investigate known suspects and as a covert surveillance tool to identify and ensnare offenders. Considers the legal issues arising from the use of fake profiles by the police and the regulatory requirements imposed in relation the the various types of police activity on SNSs. Explores potential authorisation problems.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Flynn, Dr Micheal
Authors: O'Floinn, M., and Ormerod, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Criminal Law Review

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