New Media Security & Crime: The Double-Edged Sword
Digital media has been touted as new and exciting platform for international development. The Internet, cell phones and other social technologies have been used to strengthen communities by making information readily available and by empowering the voiceless. Internet and communications technology is undoubtedly a tool that can be harnessed for positive social change, but as with every other technological advancement, ICT is a double-edged sword. As access to new media increases, there is growing concern among academics, activists and technology professionals that real-world issues of privacy, security, conflict and crime are moving into the digital sphere more quickly than they can be monitored or addressed.
The following pages address the legal challenges
of an increasingly global Internet community, the ways in which some private citizens are responding to the issues of cyber security
, the use of new media and technology to incite violence and hate
, and citizen use of these technologies to report crime and prevent it
in the future.
- Legal Challenges in the Age of New Media
- Cyber Security and the Cyber Cops
- New Media and Real-World Crime
- New Media and Crime Prevention
Below, you will find a listing of recommended websites that correspond to each entry in this section.
Legal Challenges in the Age of New Media
Cyber Security and the Cyber Cops
New Media and Violence
New Media and Crime Prevention: Incorporating new technologies and digital media into government programs and public policies
- Andrade Carmona, Fernando, Using the IT’s to Create a New Vision of Services, II World Summit of Cities and Local Authorities on the Information Society, Bilbao 2005.
- Franco, Jeffery and Soto, Ignacio (Voxiva, Inc.), Peru: Alerta Miraflores: Managing to Increase Citizen Safety Managing for Development Results SourceBook, 2nd Edition, May 2007.
- Miraflores Municipality
- Public Sector Partner Solutions Marketplace (Microsoft), Lima Neighborhood Reduces Crime 30 Percent with Cost-Effective Public Safety System, 2006.
- Voxiva, CitizenNet
- Voxiva, Lima Alerta Miraflores Case Study