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See also Ballester, Calvo-Armengol, Zenou (2005)

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> Von: Charles Kadushin <[log in to unmask]>
> An: [log in to unmask]
> Betreff: Re: Targeting critical nodes in criminal  networks
> Datum: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 10:12:18 -0400
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> See also Social Networks, Vol 27, # 2. An entire issue is devoted to the
> ethical problems of social network research, including the targeting of
> individuals.
>
> Sam Friedman wrote:
>
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> >** High Priority **
> >
> >There is a potential major and real Institutional Review Board (Ethics
> >Committee) problem here for any academic or other researcher.
> >Furthermore, it is one that could "explode" and become a problem for all
> >network researchers.
> >
> >This is the problem of third party consent.  In any research project,
> >under the Belmont Code and other related codes, those about whom data is
> >collected have the right of informed consent.  There has been a lot of
> >discussion, including on this list serve, of how this issue could
> >essentially shut down network research.
> >
> >The problem is that, in this research, data are being gathered about
> >these "nodal" criminals in order to target them for punishment.  This is
> >"doing harm" of a major kind--and without their consent.
> >
> >I think this requires serious discussion before any researcher gets
> >involved with a project of the sort being described here.  It could have
> >very serious consequences for all of us.
> >
> >best
> >sam
> >
> >
> >Sam Friedman
> >National Development and Research Institutes
> >71 West 23d Street, 8th floor
> >New York, NY 10010
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> >
> >
> >>>>Min Hein <[log in to unmask]> 10/11/2005 4:23:41 PM >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >
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> >            Paul Ormerod, the author of butterfly economics, has
> >been working on the network structure of criminal groups. He
> >has a website in which you can find a few of his working
> >papers on the subject including "Scaling Behaviour in the
> >Number of Criminal Acts Committed by Individuals". I hope that
> >they would be helpful to your research.
> >
> >sincerely,
> >
> >Min
> >
> >
> >Quoting "Schwartz, Daniel (JUS)" <[log in to unmask]>:
> >
> >
> >
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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
> >>ph: 416-679-2109
> >>cell: 416-676-4956
> >>fax: 416-679-2102
> >>email:[log in to unmask]
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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