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Social Media in the Courtroom : A New Era for Criminal Justice?

By: Hoffmeister, Thaddeus.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Westport : ABC-CLIO, 2014Description: 1 online resource (236 p.).ISBN: 9781440830068.Subject(s): Evidence, Criminal -- United States | Online social networks -- Law and legislation -- United States | Trial practice -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Social Media in the Courtroom : A New Era for Criminal Justice?DDC classification: 347.73/5 LOC classification: KF390.5.C6 -- .H64 2014ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Social Media vs. Other Forms of Communication -- Introduction -- Social Media Platforms -- Blog -- Craigslist -- Facebook -- Foursquare -- LinkedIn -- Myspace -- Pinterest -- Reddit -- Second Life -- Twitter -- YouTube -- Social Media Defined and Classified -- Part I: Individuals -- 1. Crime Victims -- 2. Virtual Deputies -- Reluctant Virtual Deputies -- 3. Criminal Defendants -- Category I Crimes (Relaying Information) -- Online Category I Crimes -- Offline Category I Crimes -- Category II Crimes (Gathering Information) -- Modern Category II Crimes
Traditional Category II Crimes -- Challenges of Preventing and Prosecuting Social Media Crimes -- Criminal Penalties Targeting Social Media Use -- Sentencing Enhancements -- Ban -- Monitoring -- Digital Scarlet Letter -- 4. Jurors -- Juror Communications -- Why Jurors Discuss the Case -- Limiting or Controlling Juror Communications -- Part II: Law Enforcement -- 5. Community Relations -- 6. Prevention, Apprehension, and Investigation -- Prevention -- Apprehension -- Investigation -- Fourth Amendment -- Fifth Amendment -- Part III: Attorneys -- 7. Obtaining Social Media Information
Independent Research -- Social Media Users and Providers -- Content Information -- Noncontent Information -- Motion to Quash -- Discovery -- 8. Using Social Media -- Inside the Courtroom -- Outside the Courtroom -- Investigating Jurors -- Subpoenaing a Juror's Social Media Information -- 9. Ethical Implications of Using and Obtaining Social Media -- On the Job -- Witnesses and Jurors -- Clients -- Friends and the General Public -- Advertising -- Commentary -- Off the Job -- Part IV: Judges -- 10. Personal Use and Ethics -- General Public -- Private Individuals -- Independent Research
11. Inside the Courtroom -- Regulating Others -- 12. Admitting Social Media into Evidence -- Relevance -- Authentication -- Access and Control -- Distinctive Characteristics -- Hearsay -- Best Evidence Rule -- Character Evidence -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Sample Preservation Request Letter (Law Enforcement) -- Appendix B: Sample Preservation Request Letter (Defense Counsel) -- Appendix C: Subpoena Point of Contact -- Appendix D: Model Instructions -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- K -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Summary: While social media has become embedded in our society as a way to stay connected with friends, it serves another important purpose: to support the prosecution and defense of criminal cases. Social media is now used as proof of a crime; further, social media has become a vehicle for criminal activity. How should the law respond to the issue of online predators, stalkers, and identity thieves? This book comprehensively examines the complex impacts of social media on the major players in the criminal justice system: private citizens, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and judges. It outlines
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Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Social Media vs. Other Forms of Communication -- Introduction -- Social Media Platforms -- Blog -- Craigslist -- Facebook -- Foursquare -- LinkedIn -- Myspace -- Pinterest -- Reddit -- Second Life -- Twitter -- YouTube -- Social Media Defined and Classified -- Part I: Individuals -- 1. Crime Victims -- 2. Virtual Deputies -- Reluctant Virtual Deputies -- 3. Criminal Defendants -- Category I Crimes (Relaying Information) -- Online Category I Crimes -- Offline Category I Crimes -- Category II Crimes (Gathering Information) -- Modern Category II Crimes

Traditional Category II Crimes -- Challenges of Preventing and Prosecuting Social Media Crimes -- Criminal Penalties Targeting Social Media Use -- Sentencing Enhancements -- Ban -- Monitoring -- Digital Scarlet Letter -- 4. Jurors -- Juror Communications -- Why Jurors Discuss the Case -- Limiting or Controlling Juror Communications -- Part II: Law Enforcement -- 5. Community Relations -- 6. Prevention, Apprehension, and Investigation -- Prevention -- Apprehension -- Investigation -- Fourth Amendment -- Fifth Amendment -- Part III: Attorneys -- 7. Obtaining Social Media Information

Independent Research -- Social Media Users and Providers -- Content Information -- Noncontent Information -- Motion to Quash -- Discovery -- 8. Using Social Media -- Inside the Courtroom -- Outside the Courtroom -- Investigating Jurors -- Subpoenaing a Juror's Social Media Information -- 9. Ethical Implications of Using and Obtaining Social Media -- On the Job -- Witnesses and Jurors -- Clients -- Friends and the General Public -- Advertising -- Commentary -- Off the Job -- Part IV: Judges -- 10. Personal Use and Ethics -- General Public -- Private Individuals -- Independent Research

11. Inside the Courtroom -- Regulating Others -- 12. Admitting Social Media into Evidence -- Relevance -- Authentication -- Access and Control -- Distinctive Characteristics -- Hearsay -- Best Evidence Rule -- Character Evidence -- Conclusion -- Appendix A: Sample Preservation Request Letter (Law Enforcement) -- Appendix B: Sample Preservation Request Letter (Defense Counsel) -- Appendix C: Subpoena Point of Contact -- Appendix D: Model Instructions -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- L -- K -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z

While social media has become embedded in our society as a way to stay connected with friends, it serves another important purpose: to support the prosecution and defense of criminal cases. Social media is now used as proof of a crime; further, social media has become a vehicle for criminal activity. How should the law respond to the issue of online predators, stalkers, and identity thieves? This book comprehensively examines the complex impacts of social media on the major players in the criminal justice system: private citizens, attorneys, law enforcement officials, and judges. It outlines

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<p> Thaddeus A. Hoffmeister is law professor at the University of Dayton School of Law.</p>

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