Liam Ralph

Edinburgh Napier University 

PhD Student

Police-Community Relations Network, PhD Student, Education & Leadership Network, Evidence & Investigation Network, Public Protection Network, Academic

Final year PhD at Edinburgh Napier University studying communication between the police and citizens via social media in Scotland. With social media becoming increasingly important in society, this project seeks to explore ‘what works’ and best practice in relation to police-public social media communication. This project has involved spending time with the police and citizens across Scotland between 2016 and 2017. In turn, capturing people's perceptions, needs and expectations in relation to police communication in 21st century Scotland.

Social media, Technology, Community Policing, Public Confidence, Public Satisfaction, Legitimacy

Oct 2017 to Jan 2018- Scottish Government internship with Justice Analytical Services- On public satisfaction during encounters and confidence in the police. This involved working with SCJS data. Findings from this contributed to work carried out by the Public Confidence Steering group.

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Liam Ralph


Edinburgh Napier University 
School of Applied Sciences
Room 1.B.27 
EH11 4BN

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