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The use of social media by law enforcement agencies: a study of the Ghana Police Service

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dc.contributor.author Tormeti, David Copperford
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-04T14:01:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-04T14:01:27Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/2277
dc.description A Dissertation in the Department of Communication and Media Studies, Faculty of Foreign Languages Education and Communication, Submitted to the School of Graduate Studies, University of Education, Winneba, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Master of Arts (Business Communication) Degree en_US
dc.description.abstract Technology has made it easy for criminals to carry out their illegal activities. Communities are gradually becoming computer-generated where people no longer converge at physical locations to take decisions. The measure of crime in modern times signifies a substantial challenge to law enforcement agencies in Ghana. Social media tools such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram have made it extremely easy for any subscriber to share comments, pictures, and videos with millions of people around the world. Due to the prevalence of social media use, criminals in Ghana have technologically advanced in their activities. Businesses and citizens are being tracked, monitored and ultimately attacked or robbed. The study aims to investigate how the Ghana Police Service uses social media tools to enforce the laws of Ghana. Owing to this, it employs the qualitative approach and a single case study respectively. The study reveals that the Ghana Police Service is taking advantage of the accrued benefits provided by social media platforms to improve upon its law enforcement mandate. However, there are indications that the Ghana Police Service needs to up its game on the use of social media for crime detection and prevention. The study made it possible for some notable senior police officers at the Ghana National Police Headquarters to be interviewed for the desired information. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Education, Winneba en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.subject Criminal en_US
dc.subject Illegal activities en_US
dc.subject Enforcement agencies en_US
dc.title The use of social media by law enforcement agencies: a study of the Ghana Police Service en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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