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I have always wondered if the opinion leader model would work here (identifying central players and targeting them). Maybe bridges would be better. I think the concept of keyplayer was created to think about the same thing (to get the "most bang for the buck") but on other type of networks.
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From: "Schwartz, Daniel (JUS)" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 12:43 pm
Subject: Re: Targeting critical nodes in criminal networks
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> Hi All,
> I'm looking for persons with experience in, or knowledge about,
> using SNA to target critical nodes in criminal networks. For
> instance, given a particular criminal network, with myriad
> connections between actors, I'd like to use SNA to help determine
> which actor(s) should be targeted by law enforcement to cause the
> most damage to the criminal network. The basic idea here would be
> target actors that provide the "most bang for the buck."
> If anyone is aware of any papers on this topic, or if anyone has
> engaged in this type of research, I would love to hear from you.
> Thanks! Dan
> Daniel Schwartz, Ph.D. (Political Science, University of Toronto)
> Intelligence Analyst, Government of Ontario
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