The graffiti artist outed herself on social media, which is funny but not surprising. People are living their whole private lives on social media. It literally creates a false sense of intimacy as though you're just talking to a person in front of you. People reveal the most private things, such as, pregnancies, break ups, and now criminal acts. It definitely makes it easier for law enforcement to hold people accountable.
Technology is being used to hold more criminals responsible for their crimes. Reddit users were able to use social media to track down a graffiti artist that was vandalizing national parks. There are many instances of law enforcement using social media to find criminals as well. In short, technology is helping to make society safer by holding criminals accountable for their crimes.
Many police departments utilize social media to spread word and photos of wanted criminals. This helps to more quickly spread the word to the public and circulate the information farther. Technology has been great at helping law enforcement solve crimes and catch criminals. When a person sees a surveillance video capturing the face of a suspected criminal, they can post it on Facebook, and many people share these photos and videos. Someone will eventually recognize the person and come forward.
Police agencies use many forms of technology, and there are plenty of examples of criminals who have been caught by technology. Criminals can often be found on Facebook or other sites, which can help protect people. However, we should also be wary of giving power to online vigilantes who might also harm innocent people.