Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 January 2019

256 Pages | 3 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199381272

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The Digital Street

Jeffrey Lane

  • Offers the first in-depth exploration of the ways digital social media is changing neighborhood life in poor, minority communities.
  • Looks closely at how police actually use social media content to investigate, arrest, and prosecute gang violence and youth crime
  • Fundamentally revises common misconceptions and understandings of policing, crime, and gentrification, and violence
  • Suggests that girls now hold a great deal of power in street life as social media allows them to join neighborhood networks bounded by turf lines and broker information that their peers, outreach workers, and police depend upon
  • Shows that social media provides an opportunity for at-risk youth to mitigate violence

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