Citizens are increasingly important in police investigations - Social Media DNA
From WhatsApp community groups to Bellingcat. The police feel citizens can play an important part in their investigative work. TNO researcher Arnout de Vries advises the police in The Netherlands on matters relating to citizen participation. Because investigations by citizens involve some potentially thorny issues. Citizens have always been important to police investigations. Traditionally, the police receive tips from people who have seen something suspicious. The efforts of [...]