chapter  8
15 Pages

Dismantling Criminal Networks: Can Node Attributes Play a Role?

WithDavid A. Bright, Catherine Greenhill, Natalya Levenkova

Criminal groups involved in the trade of illicit commodities (e.g., drugs, arms, people) and in terrorist activities contribute to health and social harms in the Australian and international communities. Internationally, there is growing recognition of the need to more clearly describe the operation of criminal networks, and to empirically investigate the effectiveness of law enforcement strategies aimed at dismantling criminal networks.