Understanding Dark Networks

A Strategic Framework for the Use of Social Network Analysis

by Daniel Cunningham, Sean Everton,

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  • 9781442249431
  • 9781442249455
Dark networks are the illegal and covert networks (e.g, insurgents, jihadi groups, or drug cartels) that security and intelligence analysts must track and identify to be able to disrupt and dismantle them. This text explains how this can be done by using the Social Network Analysis (SNA) method. Written in an accessible manner, it provides an introduction to SNA, presenting tools and concepts, and showing how SNA can inform the crafting of a wide array of strategies for the tracking and disrupting of dark networks.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; March 2016
  • ISBN 9781442249455
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  • Title: Understanding Dark Networks
  • Author: Daniel Cunningham; Sean Everton; Philip Murphy
  • Imprint: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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ISBNs
  • 9781442249431
  • 9781442249455

In The Press

Finally! Accessible yet comprehensive, Understanding Dark Networks is a much needed and long overdue guide to analyzing covert, and all other, social networks. This is a must-read for anyone even considering using social network analysis effectively.

About The Author

Daniel Cunningham is associate faculty for instruction in the Defense Analysis Department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA. He is also a research associate in the Defense Analysis Department’s Common Operational Research Environment (CORE) Lab.

Sean Everton is an associate professor in the Department of Defense Analysis and the co-director of the CORE Lab at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in Monterey, CA.

Philip Murphy is an assistant professor and the director of the Mixed-methods Evaluation and Training (META) Lab at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the Graduate School of International Policy Studies and a research fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School’s CORE Lab.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781442249431
  • 9781442249455