Sunday, 17 February 2013

Cyber Vigilantes

The next meeting of the Differential Association will take place on Wednesday 20th February.

We will be discussing the work of online communities in policing internet activity, known as 'civilian policing'. This topic has been dealt with in an article by Laura Huey, Johnny Nhan and Ryan Broll , who present their research as part of a longer-term project which seeks to explore the relationship between civilian policing online and law enforcement agencies. It poses the question of how traditional policing should approach the security issues raised by the internet and argues that as the internet is of such a collaborative nature, it requires a vastly different approach to security.

Related to this, and particularly to Huey et al's close analysis of one online community which attempts to provide information on paedophiles to law enforcement, we will also be looking at the growth of post-conviction restrictions on sex offenders in the US and UK. This has been explored in an article by Lieb at al which will form the basis of our discussion.

When: Wednesday 20th February
Time: 6pm
Where: Mulligan's of Poolbeg Street, back room

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