Social Media and the Law | Why Criminals Share Online

Recently, an inmate was able to escape from Lancaster County sheriff's deputies. Important, but not exactly something that doesn't happen from time to time, right? One big difference here though... After his escape, the inmate stopped and posted a status update to Facebook. What? Yes, a status update to Facebook. Why in the world would a known criminal stop and let the world know what he is currently doing? It all comes down to our social media compulsions. We have become a society that hinges on knowing and sharing our latest exploits, successes, failures, etc.

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