Social network analysis of terrorist networks : can it add value?
The study of terrorism includes the study of terror networks. The key method of studying networks is Social Network Analysis (SNA). This article aims to determine whether SNA can add value to the study of terror networks. We examine the existing research into terror networks including those that use SNA to reveal the nature of those networks. One of the most constructive approaches is the study of resilience of terrorist groups. We conclude that the use of SNA to study resilience will make the best contribution to ongoing research into terrorist networks and provides a good focus for both theory and practice of counter-terrorism.
Impact and interest:
Citation countsare sourced monthly fromand citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
Full-text downloadsdisplays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Special Issue: Policing terrorism and radicalism|
|Keywords:||terrorism, terror networks, Social Network Analysis, resilience|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 [please consult the authors]|
|Deposited On:||08 May 2012 12:38|
|Last Modified:||02 Feb 2013 12:24|
Repository Staff Only: item control page