The way our society engages in public debate on key social and political issues has been dramatically transformed by the participation enabled by social media technologies.

  • Project dates: 2016
  • Funding: Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA)

This DECRA project is the first Australian in-depth study in the vibrant new field of crime, justice and social media scholarship. The project examines the nature, influence and impact of citizens’ engagement with crime and justice via social media. The significance and innovation of this project lies in its systematic examination of the contradictory promises, perils and tensions of such citizen engagements, which have the potential to facilitate democratic deliberation on crime and justice, as well as injustice, punitiveness and vigilantism.

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Associate Professor Anastasia Powell

Associate Professor Anastasia Powell

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