Using social media to monitor neighborhoods including interactions with police
What is it about?
This study looks at how crime prevention is increasingly augmented by social media. It specifically looks at the use of WhatsApp neighborhood crime prevention (WNCP) groups in the Netherlands as a form of participatory policing. These developments mean that community police officers and citizens have had to adapt to changed interactions and trust relations in the neighborhood, creating a mix of form and informal ‘policing’.
Why is it important?
This changes the way policing at a local level is done and the interactions of neighbors on a regular basis. This both amplifies and intensifies experiences in the neighborhood, both positive in terms of connections to others, and negatives in terms of increasingly perceiving criminal activity to occur.
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