Policing cyber-neighbourhoods : tension monitoring and social media networks

@inproceedings{Williamsa2015PolicingC,
  title={Policing cyber-neighbourhoods : tension monitoring and social media networks},
  author={Matthew L. Williamsa and Adam Edwardsa and William Housleya and Peter Burnapb and Omer Ranab and Nick Avisb and Jeffrey Morgana and Luke Sloana},
  year={2015}
}
  • Matthew L. Williamsa, Adam Edwardsa, +5 authors Luke Sloana
  • Published 2015
We propose that late modern policing practices, that rely on neighbourhood intelligence, the monitoring of tensions, surveillance and policing by accommo-dation, need to be augmented in light of emerging ‘cyber-neighbourhoods’, namely social media networks. The 2011 riots in England were the first to evidence the widespread use of social media platforms to organise and respond to disorder. The police were ill-equipped to make use of the intelligence emerging from these non-terrestrial networks… CONTINUE READING

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