I am a mature third-year student at the University of Leeds, UK and my dissertation is about Neighbourhood Watch schemes and why there has been a decrease in membership over the past 15 years (in the UK). I will be exploring whether the use of social media instead of face-to-face meetings is the way forward as people are so much busier nowadays but use social media every day. The community spirit of past years is also not present and people are much more fearful of others who live around them, especially where an area is perceived as having a high crime rate.
I would welcome any comments or literature or thoughts on this subject that would be of help in my dissertation.
Thanking you in anticipation.