The Future of Crime Reporting: Can Anonymity be Delivered in the Digital Age?

Jennifer Cole, Alexandra Stickings

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Digital communication leaves traces that can lead back to the person who initiated the communication or their location at the time. Jennifer Cole and Alexandra Stickings explore the challenges this brings for platforms that claim to offer anonymous crime reporting, and ask what can be done to assure members of the public that their identity can still be protected.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-78
Number of pages11
JournalRUSI Journal
Issue number1
Early online date3 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017


  • Digital
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Crime reporting

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