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  • The dynamic nature of police legitimacy on social media, Ralph, L. 9 Aug 2022, In: Policing and Society
  • It’s good to post: Revisiting the opportunities for police forces using social media, Ralph, L. 28 Sep 2020
  • Increasing communication and engagement through social media during a pandemic: a review and recommendations, Myles, H., Ralph, L. 26 Jun 2020
  • Developing police social media practices in Scotland in accordance with a citizen-focused and democratic policing approach, Ralph, L. 2019
  • Communication between the police and citizens via social media in Scotland, Ralph, L. 2017
  • Police use of social media: Empirical research is necessary, Ralph, L. 28 Apr 2016

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  • Other: Written expert statement on new technologies and the application of law to the House of Lords Justice and Home Affairs Committee. 2021
  • Other: Written expert statement on possible issues arising from emerging technological developments in policing to the Independent Advisory Group on Emerging Technologies in Policing to Scottish Government 2021

  • Criminology PhD July 01 2020
  • Criminology MRes September 01 2015
  • Criminology BA (Hons) April 01 2014

Liam Ralph is a current Research Fellow on an ESRC funded Visible Policing project working with Professor Mike Rowe, Professor Andrew Millie, and Dr Matt Jones. The project looks at how police buildings, police artefacts, and police use of social media contribute to what we know about police visibility. He is also in the final stages of a PhD at Edinburgh Napier University that examines policing, social media, and police legitimacy in Scotland. For this, Liam worked closely with Police Scotland. At the same time as doing his PhD, Liam undertook an internship with The Scottish Government and examined Scottish Crime and Justice Survey data on public confidence in the police and satisfaction during encounters.

 

His main research interests are: Policing, police legitimacy, public confidence, technology, and social media

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