Building trust in digital policing

We report on a review of policing apps where we examined whether they sought to meet community needs and policing visions.  We systematically scoped 240 existing online citizen-police and relevant third-party communication apps and found that that 82% required registration or login details, 55% of those with a reporting mechanism allowed for anonymous reporting, and

Building trust in digital policing: A scoping review of community policing apps

Perceptions of police trustworthiness are linked to citizens’ willingness to cooperate with police. Trust can be fostered by introducing accountability mechanisms, or by increasing a shared police/citizen identity, both which can be achieved digitally. Digital mechanisms can also be designed to safeguard, engage, reassure, inform, and empower diverse communities. We systematically scoped 240 existing online

Green Criminology Survey

We would like to explore individual experiences of people’s local environments. This is open to anybody (aged 18 or over) living in the UK or the Republic of Ireland.For participants in the UK: For participants in the Republic of Ireland:

Social media and eyewitness evidence

Are you interested in eyewitness or websleuthing research? Please take part in our new online experiment, investigating the role of social media on eyewitness memory, by clicking this link: The experiment is in two parts, and each part will take about 20 minutes. Thank you for helping us to know more about this important

Finding & Evaluating Community Policing Apps in Asia

The increasingly-adopted mobile devices create new opportunities for the police to engage with citizens atanywhere and anytime. However, there has been limited academic work evaluating these technologies. Thispaper reports an auto-ethnographic evaluation study of Android community policing (CP) applications (Apps)used in Asia. Without guidance, our study indicates that finding appropriate Asian CP Apps is challenging.This

Towards Citizen Forensics: Improving Citizen-Police Collaboration

Pervasive digital technologies are increasingly used to record different aspects of citizens’ lives, fromactivity and location tracking, to social interactions and video recordings of life experiences. However,effective use of these technologies to strengthen collaborations between citizens and police requires afresh examination of the creation and use of evidence. We extend the concept of Citizen Forensics

Designing Technologies for Community Policing

Community policing faces a combination of new challenges and opportunities due to both citizens and policeadopting new digital technologies. However, there is limited scholarly work providing evidence for howtechnologies assist citizens’ interactions with the police. This paper reports preliminary findings frominterviews with 13 participants, both citizens and police officers, in England. We recognize four key

Rethinking the Bystander Effect in Violence Reduction Training Programs

Many violence prevention programs include a focus on the role of bystanders and third parties in violenceprevention training. Central to this work has been the classic social psychological research on the“bystander effect”. However, recent research on bystander behavior shows that the bystander effect does nothold in violent or dangerous emergencies. Meta‐analyses of the literature show