***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** From complexity digest today Barry Wellman _______________________________________________________________________ S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology, FRSC NetLab Director Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto 455 Spadina Avenue Room 418 Toronto Canada M5S 2G8 http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman fax:+1-416-978-7162 Updating history: http://chass.utoronto.ca/oldnew/cybertimes.php Elvis wouldn't be singing "Return to Sender" these days _______________________________________________________________________ A Crime-Terror Nexus? Thinking On Some Of The Links Between Terrorism And Criminality , Studies in Conflict & Terrorism Excerpts: Decreasing state sponsorship for terrorism in the post-9/11 environment has pressed terrorist groups to find alternative sources of financial support. Some groups have created their own "in-house" criminal capabilities, for example FARC, the LTTE, and Al Qaeda. Several analysts have argued that this "mutation" in organizational form may lead terrorist groups to ally with organized crime, whereas others have suggested that distinct organizational and ideological differences between the two will preclude cooperation. Drawing on both accounts, it is argued (...) the degree of a terrorist group's organizational capacity and need are key predictors of the types of crime they will engage (...). A Crime-Terror Nexus? Thinking On Some Of The Links Between Terrorism And Criminality, S. Hutchinson , P. O'malley, Dec. 2007, DOI: S. Hutchinson $ P. O'malley, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~content=a783550019~db=all~order=page _____________________________________________________________________ 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.