The Central Park Five: Police Social Media Use

5-6 Page Research Paper – Police Social Media Use

There has been a lot of public scrutiny regarding police use of force. In addition, police have been negatively portrayed in the media which has adversely affected police community relations in several communities. One way in which police may consider reaching out to the communities they serve is through social media. In this paper I plan to discuss the current issue, trends, and remedies in accordance with evidence-based practices found in peer-reviewed scholarly sources. Below are the sources I plan to use for this paper. Beshears, M. L. (2017). Effectiveness of Police Social Media Use. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 42(3), 489-501. Brainard, L. A., & Derrick-Mills, T. (2011). Electronic commons, community policing, and communication. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 33(3), 383-410. Retrieved from http://gulib.georgetown.edu/newjour/a/msg04446.html Brainard, L., & McNutt, J. (2010). Virtual government-citizen relations: Informational, transactional, or collaborative?

Administration & Society, 42(7), 836. doi:10.1177/0095399710386308 Bertot, J. C., Jaeger, P. T., & Hansen, D. (2012). The impact of policies on government social media usage: Issues, challenges, and recommendations. Government information quarterly, 29(1), 30-40. Ching, B. D., & Hand L. C. (2011). You have one friend request: An exploration of power and citizen engagement in local governments’ use of social media. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 33(3), 362-382. doi:10.2753/ATP1084-1806330303 Beshears, M. L. (2017). Effectiveness of Police Social Media Use. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 42(3), 489-501. Brainard, L. A., & Derrick-Mills, T. (2011). Electronic commons, community policing, and communication. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 33(3), 383-410. Retrieved from http://gulib.georgetown.edu/newjour/a/msg04446.html Brainard, L., & McNutt, J. (2010). Virtual government-citizen relations: Informational, transactional, or collaborative? Administration & Society, 42(7), 836. doi:10.1177/0095399710386308 Bertot, J. C., Jaeger, P. T., & Hansen, D. (2012). The impact of policies on government social media usage: Issues, challenges, and recommendations. Government information quarterly, 29(1), 30-40. Ching, B. D., & Hand L. C. (2011). You have one friend request: An exploration of power and citizen engagement in local governments’ use of social media. Administrative Theory & Praxis, 33(3), 362-382. doi:10.2753/ATP1084-1806330303