What is it about?
This article explores the emergence of digital vigilantism, and traces the work of a `paedophile hunter’ in action, noting how this style of policing is taking hold within a pluralised landscape of policing forms. The seminar discussed the implications of this development for key principles of justice, legitimacy, accountability, and policing by consent.untability
Why is it important?
This is a timely article, given the proliferation of digital vigilantism across the US, UK, Europe and OECD countries. Rather than see these developments as the outcome of formalised agreements and contractual partnerships between public policing and private policing actors, this research examines how digital vigilantism takes hold by capturing the popular cultural imagination, facilitating critical dialogue in the public sphere via the use of social media.
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