Secrets of the North

Secrets of the North Not-An-Episode 3: Websleuths

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In this not-an-episode, Emily and Spencer discuss websleuths and how people can help police with investigations.


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Yardley, E., Lynes, A., Wilson, D., & Kelly, E. (2018). What’s the deal with ‘websleuthing’? News media representations of amateur detectives in networked spaces. Crime Media Culture, 14(1), 81-109.


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