Making sense of 'Facebook Murder'? Social networking sites and contemporary homicide

Yardley, E. and Wilson, D. (2015) Making sense of 'Facebook Murder'? Social networking sites and contemporary homicide. Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, 54 (2). pp. 109-134. ISSN 02655527 (ISSN)

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Abstract

This article sets out to establish whether, and to what extent, homicides involving social networking sites (SNSs) are unique and to identify the ways in which perpetrators of homicide have used SNSs in their crimes. It does so by identifying and analysing relevant cases of homicide from around the world and comparing the characteristics of these cases with the general literature on homicide. We argue that the cases in our sample are largely typical of homicide in general and identify six ways in which homicide perpetrators have used SNSs - as reactors, informers, antagonists, predators, fantasists and imposters. © 2014 The Howard League and John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: AD - Centre for Applied Criminology, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Birmingham City University, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints] M3 - Article [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Facebook, Homicide, Social media, Social networking sites (SNSs)
Subjects: L300 Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
UoA Collections > UoA23: Sociology
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2016 12:11
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 12:11
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1791

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