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Gangs and social media: a systematic literature review and an identification of future challenges, risks and recommendations

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dc.contributor.author Fernández Planells, Ariadna, 1983-
dc.contributor.author Orduña Malea, Enrique
dc.contributor.author Feixa, Carles, 1962-
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-12T08:52:04Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-12T08:52:04Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Fernández-Planells A, Orduña-Malea E, Feixa Pàmpols C. Gangs and social media: a systematic literature review and an identification of future challenges, risks and recommendations. New Media Soc. 2021 Feb 26. DOI: 10.1177/1461444821994490
dc.identifier.issn 1461-4448
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/47401
dc.description Data de publicació electrónica: 26-02-2021
dc.description.abstract Gang literature increasingly reflects the importance of social media in gang lifestyle, as gang members adopt new communicative practices. Yet, because of the multifaceted nature of online gang activity and the diversity of methodologies employed, a general overview of research outcomes is not easily achieved. This article seeks to remedy this by analysing academic studies of gang use of social media. A systematic literature review was conducted in Scopus and Google Scholar databases, which led to the identification of 73 publications. We then undertook a content analysis of each publication using an exhaustive evaluation model, comprising 20 variables and 71 categories. A bibliometric analysis was also performed to determine the structural characteristics of the research community that generates these publications. Our results point to an emerging universe of publications with different themes, methods, samples and ethical protocols. The challenges, risks and recommendations for future social media research with youth street groups are identified.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 742705.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartof New Media & Society. 2021 Feb 26
dc.rights This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.title Gangs and social media: a systematic literature review and an identification of future challenges, risks and recommendations
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444821994490
dc.subject.keyword Bibliometrics
dc.subject.keyword Content analysis
dc.subject.keyword Gangs
dc.subject.keyword Google Scholar
dc.subject.keyword Scopus
dc.subject.keyword Social media
dc.subject.keyword Social networking sites
dc.subject.keyword Systematic review
dc.subject.keyword Youth street groups
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/742705
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion


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