Social Media Is Changing Our Criminal Justice System

Over eighty per cent of Canadians use the internet and have engaged in the use of social media.  Things like Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter are household names and you can't seem to avoid them.  

When we think about social media, we don't necessarily think about crime...but these global platforms are having a big impact on how crimes are committed, investigated and prosecuted.  

From online confessions to accidentally incriminating selfies, social media is creeping into our court rooms more and more.  But how will our criminal justice system keep up?  And are new laws necessary to help combat the prevalence of online crime? 

I discussed this, and other issues around social media and crime, this morning with Roundhouse Radio's Gene Valaitis.  

Listen to the full interview here.

Sarah Leamon