Timeline: Crime doesn’t pay on Facebook!
Facebook is as much a part of our social landscape in the new millennium as 20th Century social communities like the Elks and Rotary clubs or Junior League were in their heyday. Many people don’t give a second thought to the content they share with their online friends and family. In fact, because criminal activity has taken a different form on Facebook, those immersed in criminal justice careers are being called upon to create new law as well as reinterpret existing laws.
All internet communication leaves a trail, especially Facebook. Cyberbullying, cyberstalking and relationship disputes are among the criminal activities that have sparked a change in how the criminal justice system uses the internet to solve crimes. The following infographic: 20 Cases Solved By Using Facebook, created by the Criminal Justice Degrees Guide, illustrates how criminals rat themselves out by posting photo evidence or status updated discussing their criminal activity…
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