Cyber Warfare: Doctoral Student, Michelle Lyttle-Storrod, Warns of Street Gangs’ Use of Social Media and Mobile Devices

In his recent State of the Union address, President Donald Trump talked about the scourge of gangs in the United States and the ongoing measures to eliminate them.

Accounts of turf wars, members’ loyalties, and peer-on-peer violence ring disturbingly familiar, but they now extend into previously unchartered territory: cyberspace, explains a Rutgers University–Camden doctoral student.

Welcome to Gangland in the 21st Century.

Michelle Lyttle Storrod, a recognized authority on gang violence and prevention in her native Great Britain, is currently focusing her dissertation research on the impact and influence of social media platforms and mobile devices on street gangs and other forms of extremism, with a particular focus on girls.

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