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Chapter 17: Crime and Social Network Analysis
Crime and Social Network Analysis
Applications of social network analysis in the study of crime fall mainly into three topic areas: the influence of the personal network on ego's delinquency or crime, the influence of neighborhood networks on crime in the neighborhood, and the organization of criminal groups and activities. Of course, the literature is not so neatly organized as this scheme suggests – even the boundaries of the relevant literature are fuzzy – but the following account is organized around these categories, while acknowledging the instances of work that straddle them, or lie only partly within them.
Influence of Personal Networks on Delinquency and Crime
The most common use of social network analysis in criminology has been in analyses of the ...