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Introduction

  • Mohammad A. Tayebi
  • Uwe Glässer
Chapter
Part of the Lecture Notes in Social Networks book series (LNSN)

Abstract

Crime is a purposive deviant behavior that is an integrated result of different social, economical, and environmental factors (Boba, Crime analysis and crime mapping. Sage, Thousand Oaks, 2013). Crime imposes a substantial cost on society at individual, community, and national levels (McCollister et al, Drug Alcohol Depend 108(1):98–109, 2010). Criminality worldwide makes trillions of dollars yearly, turning crime into one of the world’s “top 20 economies” (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/crime-one-of-world-s-top-20-economies-un-says-1.1186042, 2012). Based on the most recent report (Easton et al, www.fraserinstitute.org/uploadedFiles/fraser-ca/Content/research-news/research/publications/cost-of-crime-in-canada-2014.pdf, 2014), the total cost of crime in Canada during 2012 is estimated as $81.5 billion, approximately 5.7 % of national income. Given such whopping costs, crime reduction and prevention strategies have become a top priority for law enforcement agencies.

Keywords

Organize Crime Activity Space Social Network Analysis Criminal Group Organize Crime Group 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammad A. Tayebi
    • 1
  • Uwe Glässer
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing ScienceSimon Fraser UniversityBritish ColumbiaCanada

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