RESEARCH TITLE: Understanding Accomplice Selection Using Network Science

Abstract: My research aims to understand the accomplice selection process by studying co-offending networks. In particular, I assess if co-offending networks display some degree of transitivity. That is: if a person tends to commit new crimes with the accomplices of former accomplices. I also test theories about accomplice selection through a temporal analysis of co-offending networks. Lastly, I try to shed light on the dark figure of crime by revealing hidden co-offending relationships between known offenders using link prediction algorithms.

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Graduate teaching assistant in: Organised Crime, Intelligence Gathering and Analysis, Designing and Doing Research

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Understanding crime through networks May 25, 2021 -   In this insight, networks scientist Alberto Nieto explores the potentially game changing power of social network analysis to understand… ... Read more

Alberto is a PhD researcher at the UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science.


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