Analyzing the social media footprint of street gangs

  title={Analyzing the social media footprint of street gangs},
  author={Sanjaya Wijeratne and Derek Doran and A. Sheth and Jack L. Dustin},
  journal={2015 IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics (ISI)},
Gangs utilize social media as a way to maintain threatening virtual presences, to communicate about their activities, and to intimidate others. Such usage has gained the attention of many justice service agencies that wish to create better crime prevention and judicial services. However, these agencies use analysis methods that are labor intensive and only lead to basic, qualitative data interpretations. This paper presents the architecture of a modern platform to discover the structure… Expand

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