***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi all, 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. Peter ----- Original Message ----- From: "Schwartz, Daniel (JUS)" <[log in to unmask]> Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2005 12:43 pm Subject: Re: Targeting critical nodes in criminal networks > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > > 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 > ph: 416-679-2109 > cell: 416-676-4956 > fax: 416-679-2102 > email:[log in to unmask] > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send > an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. > _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.