Social Network Analysis for Law Enforcement


Social Network Analysis Reference Guide

Overview of SNA:

SNA Programs:

Recommended Books for Social Network Analysis:

  • Morselli, C. (Ed.). (2013). Crime and networks. Routledge.
  • If using Pajek for SNA- Nooy, W. D., Mrvar, A., & Batagelj, V. (2009). Exploratory        social network analysis with Pajek. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Papachristos, A. V. (2006). Social network analysis and gang research: Theory and            methods. Studying youth gangs, 99-116.
  • Scott, J. (2017). Social network analysis. Los Angeles: SAGE.


Articles Regarding the use of SNA in Criminology and Criminal Justice:


Webinars on SNA:


Social Network Analysis Organizations and Conferences:

  • International Network of Social Network Analysis
  • Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining
  •  Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)

 Pajek Download Instructions:

  • Go to:
  • In the 32 bit column, select install-zip
  • When zip file window appears, click extract
  • When copy to window appears, select where you would like Pajek to download

 Pajek Specific Sample Datasets:

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