Synopses & Reviews
This book presents a study of co-offending relations among youths under 21 suspected of criminal offenses in Stockholm during 1991-1995. In total, the study includes just over 22,000 individuals suspected of around 29,000 offenses. Jerzy Sarnecki employs the method of network analysis that makes it possible to study the ties, social bonds, interactions, differential associations and connections that are central to many of the sociologically oriented theories on the etiology of crime. Up to now, network analysis had been used only rarely in the criminological context.
A network analysis of youth co-offending in Stockholm over a five year period.
A network analysis of over 22,000 delinquent youths in Stockholm between 1991-5.
About the Author
Jerzy Sarnecki is Professor of General Criminology at Stockholm University and has published widely on crime and delinquency.
Table of Contents
1. Social network analysis and criminology; 2. The aims and method of the study; 3. Actors and links; 4. The choice of co-offenders; 5. The network; 6. The network connections of juveniles admitted to secure care facilities; 7. Football hooligans in the networks; 8. Politically and ideologically motivated offences; 9. Ethnicity; 10. The âÃngen Gangâ; 11. Conclusions.