RUSI JournalVolume 162Issue 1members only

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


The practices used by Crimestoppers UK highlight how the identity of individuals might be protected.

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.

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Jennifer Cole

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Alexandra Stickings

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