Social network analysis of terrorist networks : can it add value?

Lauchs, Mark A., Keast, Robyn L., & Le , Vy (2012) Social network analysis of terrorist networks : can it add value? Pakistan Journal of Criminology, 3(3), pp. 21-32.

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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.

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ID Code: 50144
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special Issue: Policing terrorism and radicalism
Keywords: terrorism, terror networks, Social Network Analysis, resilience
ISSN: 2074-2738
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 02:38
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2013 02:24

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