Immediately following the incident, some Facebook and Twitter users argued she got “what she deserves” and that “maybe she will cover herself up now”.
Social media can be further be used as a weapon through which the friends and families of victims of crime are exposed to secondary victimisation.
Social media has also created new concerns in relation to crime itself.
Victimisation on social media platforms is not uncommon. Social media has created new opportunities for criminal justice agencies to solve crimes, among other things.
This has proven invaluable not only during times of crisis, but also on a day-to-day basis and at the local level.
Social media has also become an important tool in police investigations.
Social media is also changing the nature of post-crime behaviour.
So-called performance crimes – where offenders boast about their criminal behaviour to their friends and followers online – are increasingly common.
But while live tweeting represents a step forward in achieving open justice, there remain concerns with the practice.
At the other end of the spectrum, social media has been accused of posing risks for many users, particularly young people.