Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/143099
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorFoo, Chester Wei Shenen_US
dc.contributor.authorToh, Kah Yinen_US
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ken Loongen_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-03T03:06:35Z-
dc.date.available2020-08-03T03:06:35Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10356/143099-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyses the relationship between prosecutors and social media by conducting interviews with legal practitioners from the state, Subject Matter Experts, and the public. We found the Attorney-General Chambers to be dismissive of social media, believing it to have weak validity and reliability, thus unable to represent public opinion. On the contrary, interviews with the general public and social media activists reveal that social media is useful for sharing information, to incite social change and as a reflection of public opinion, although they agree that there can be problems of representation and polarisation with social media. We argue for the importance of public opinion and suggest that social media has become a mediating factor in prosecutorial discretion and the deliberations on crime and punishment. We conclude that by exchanging information between the state and public, social media can become a powerful platform for civil discourse and informing prosecutorial discretion.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNanyang Technological Universityen_US
dc.relationHSb19_34en_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Sociology::Social elements, forces, lawsen_US
dc.subjectSocial sciences::Sociology::Social institutionsen_US
dc.titleLike, Share and… Prosecute? Social media as a mediating factor for prosecutorial discretionen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorIan Rowenen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Arts in Sociologyen_US
dc.contributor.supervisoremailian@ntu.edu.sgen_US
item.grantfulltextrestricted-
item.fulltextWith Fulltext-
Appears in Collections:SSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI)
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Like, Share... Prosecute. Social Media as a Mediating Factor for Prosecutorial Discretion.pdf
  Restricted Access
746.01 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Page view(s)

246
Updated on Aug 8, 2022

Download(s) 50

46
Updated on Aug 8, 2022

Google ScholarTM

Check

Items in DR-NTU are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.