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social media, surveillance, behaviours, police officers, socio-cultural theory, Twitter, Facebook, law enforcement agency, online social media networking sites, police

Additional contributors: Curry, Ann Supervisor

Subject-Keyword: social media surveillance behaviours police officers socio-cultural theory Twitter Facebook law enforcement agency online social media networking sites police

Type of item: Report

Language: English




Date created: 2014-06-19

DOI: doi:10.7939-R3DB7VR97

License information: Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial 3.0 Unported


Author: Mackenzie-McDonald, Shantel



Use of Online Social Media Networking Sites: An Exploration of the Impact on a Major Law Enforcement Agency    By Shantel MacKenzie-McDonald Submitted to the Faculty of Extension University of Alberta In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in Communication and Technology June 19, 2014     USE OF ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING SITES: AN EXPLORATION OF THE IMPACT ON A MAJOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY     Acknowledgements I would like to thank my husband Darren, for his understanding, patience, and continual encouragement during this endeavour.
You will never truly know the value of your support – from proofreading endless papers, sitting through practice-presentations, to providing your constructive comments and feedback. To my parents and my heroes, who instilled in me the desire to keep challenging myself, ability to tackle any obstacle, and understanding the importance of lifelong learning.
To my nephews, Matthew, Andrew, Jaxon, and Tyler, who inadvertently directed me towards the MACT Program.
I learnt from them that if one does not learn, one will fall behind. I thank my family, who accepted my numerous absences, understood my desire to succeed, and offered their continual support of my education.
To my dear friend, Mary Golab, who continually believed in me, encouraged me, and convinced me to challenge myself every day.
To Tim Chander, who planted the seed of this adventure, I will be forever grateful. I thank my Grad Advisor, Dr.
Ann Curry, for her endless enthusiasm, tireless dedication, and encouraging me to reach my full potential.
I thank my fellow cohorts for their guidance, direction, and constant inspiration. I thank all the Edmonton Police Officers who participated in my research project.
I thank you for your time, consideration, and willingness to share your personal opinions and thoughts with me.
The information you provided was invaluable to my research. I offer special thanks to the first Edmonton Pol...

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