In April 2017, NIJ convened an expert panel to identify high-priority needs for law enforcement's use of social media and social network analysis. The event focused on the following research questions:
- How should social media data and social network analysis be used in law enforcement?
- What security, privacy, and civil rights protections should be in place to ensure the appropriate and sustainable application of these technologies in law enforcement?
- What needs does law enforcement have with respect to social media and social network analysis?