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Policing and Social Media Social Control in an Era of New Media

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ISBN-10: 1498533736

ISBN-13: 9781498533737

Edition: 2016

Authors: Christopher J. Schneider, David L. Altheide

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This book investigates various public aspects of the management, use, and control of social media by police agencies in Canada. This book aims to illustrate the process by which new information technology namely, social media and related changes in communication formats have affected the public face of policing and police work. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police practices in a manner that is consistent with the logic of social media platforms. Policing is changing to include new ways of conditioning the public, cultivating self-promotion, and expanding social control. While each case study presented here focuses on a different social…    
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Book details

List price: $53.99
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic
Publication date: 9/20/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.94" wide x 9.07" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

David Altheide, PhD,nbsp; is Regents' Professor in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University, where he has taught for 35 years.nbsp; His work has focused on the role of mass media and information technology in social control. Dr. Altheide received the Cooley Award three times, given to the outstanding book in symbolic interaction, from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction: In 2007 for Terrorism and the Politics of Fear (2006); in 2004 for Creating Fear: News and the Construction of Crisis (2002); and in 1986 for Media Power (1985). Dr. Altheide received the 2005 George Herbert Mead Award for lifetime contributions…