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Social Media Homicide Confessions: Stories of Killers and their Victims

Elizabeth Yardley


As our interactions with others become ever more mediated by various forms of electronic communication, the relationship between crime and technology is becoming an increasingly important topic for both theoretical and practical studies of criminology. This book analyses digital communications as they play a part in contemporary homicide, drawing on a range of cases from the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the world — cases where killers confessed on social media, for example, or where their actions were traced using their digital communications. Offering a groundbreaking conceptual framework ... More

Keywords: digital communications, crime, technology, criminology, homicide, electronic communication, social media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447328001
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447328001.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth Yardley, author
Birmingham City University