CJ Research Publications

Permanent URI for this collection


Recent Submissions

Now showing 1 - 3 of 3
  • Item
    An ethnographic study of police culture in a rural Kansas police agency
    (Emerald Publishing, 2024) Davis, Joshua J.; Birzer, Michael L., 1960-
    Purpose: The study examined rural police culture in one Kansas police agency. Design/methodology/approach: This study used a qualitative ethnographic approach using in-depth interviews and non-participant observations to construct and interpret the culture of rural police through the lens of officers working in one rural police agency. Findings: Five themes were found that described the complexities rural police officers face at this research site, including the law being at the center of officers' actions, the nature of crime, officers serving as jack of all trades, community relationships and enforcement of crimes by teenagers, and how outside pressures from the community and increased concern for citizens' safety affect officers' daily lived experiences. Originality/value: There is a dearth of scholarly literature addressing rural and small-town policing. This study is the first known qualitative study to be conducted on rural Kansas police, allowing a snapshot of the workings of rural Kansas police. © 2024, Emerald Publishing Limited.
  • Item
    Cognitive warfare: A psychological strategy to manipulate public opinion
    (IGI Global, 2023-10) Yu, Sz De
    Information warfare is one crucial aspect of cyber security. Unlike physical targets, such as network systems or electronic devices, information warfare is aimed at manipulating what people believe to be true and thereby swaying public perceptions. A more organized and advanced form of information warfare is called cognitive warfare. It is a psychological strategy intended to gradually influence the targeted public's belief, opinion, and perception about a subject, such as an event, a politician, a government, or an ideology in general. This chapter discusses the tactics commonly used in cognitive warfare. Using the China-Taiwan relationship as an example, this chapter illustrates how such warfare is carried out.
  • Item
    Cyber profiling: Predicting political orientation with SOCMINT
    (Elsevier B.V., 2023-06) Yu, Sz De
    Cyber profiling is an analytical technique that utilizes a person's online presence and digital footprints to create a better understanding on this person. This study used SOCMINT as the digital footprints to test cyber profiling. SOCMINT stands for social media intelligence, which is composed of a set of computer forensic techniques used for intelligence gathering on social media platforms. This study used open source SOCMINT to perform cyber profiling with the purpose to predict political orientation. While research has suggested it is feasible to infer a person's political orientation, such research was mostly done with the help of artificial intelligence algorithms, which relied on a large dataset. However, in the application to criminal justice, SOCMINT often needs to be based on individualized rather than aggregate data. Research in this area is scant. This study therefore was intended to test whether SOCMINT profiling can still be accurate in the absence of big data. The results were promising as even if SOCMINT was collected from limited sources it may still generate an accurate profile. This study adopted mixed methods, including qualitative and quantitative components.