Guest speaker: Dr. Christopher Schneider, Brandon U

Wed. Oct. 26 12:30 PM - Wed. Oct. 26 01:30 PM
Contact: Kevin Walby 204-786-9105
Location: 2M70

The Department of Criminal Justice presents:

"Policing and Social Media: Social Control in an Era of New Media"
Christopher Schneider (Brandon University)

Dr. Schneider will be discussing his new book Policing and Social Media (Lexington Books). This book investigates various public aspects of the management, use, and control of social media by police agencies in Canada. Dr. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police practices in a manner that is consistent with the logic of social media platforms. Policing is changing to include new ways of conditioning the public, cultivating self-promotion, and expanding social control.

Christopher J. Schneider is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandon University. His research investigates the role of media and information technology and related developments in social control. He has authored/edited four books and has published numerous articles and chapters. His most recent co-edited book is The Public Sociology Debate: Ethics and Engagement (UBC Press, 2014). Dr. Schneider has received award recognition for his research, teaching, and service contributions. In 2013, he was the recipient of a Distinguished Academics Award, awarded by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia. His research and commentary have been featured in hundreds of news reports across North America, including the New York Times.