THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN LIVESTOCK THEFT: A CASE STUDY

The development of social media in South Africa and the use of social media in general by the criminal justice system will firstly be discussed and then the focus will move to the role of the social media in solving livestock theft crime. Formal social networks are explored and analysed within the context of a social networks analysis. The purpose of the article is to determine if social media networks in collaboration with more formal social networks contribute to the apprehension of the offenders as well as involving other related information that could lead to reduction in livestock theft.  Read more …

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