DP13823 Crime and Networks: 10 Policy Lessons

Author(s): Matthew Lindquist, Yves Zenou
Publication Date: June 2019
Date Revised: September 2019
Keyword(s): Co-offending, crime, Criminal networks, key player, peer effects, Social Networks
JEL(s): A14, K42, Z13
Programme Areas: Public Economics
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In this article, we argue that social network analysis can be used in a meaningful way to help us understand more about the root causes of delinquent behavior and crime and also to provide practical guidance for the design of crime prevention policies.