6-1 Discussion: Social Media Use

6-1 Discussion: Social Media Use

In this discussion, you will explore how criminal justice professionals and offenders are using social media.

As you create your initial post, consider the following quotation from Sgt. Jason Cullum of the Evansville, Indiana, police department:

The use of social media has helped us identify suspects within minutes of an image being posted. The thought of being featured on a social media post is very unappealing to criminals and especially our youth who truly understand the viral nature of social media.

Address the following in your initial post:

  • Describe how offenders may use social media.
  • Describe how criminal justice professionals may use social media.
  • Explain why it is important for law enforcement to be present on social media.

In response to two of your peers, discuss how the social media use described in the initial post can affect the community.


Cognac, C. (2018, May). Social media as a crime reduction tool. Retrieved from https://cops.usdoj.gov/html/dispatch/05-2018/Social_Media.html

To complete this assignment, review the Discussion Rubric.