Network Structure and Resilience of Mafia Syndicates

@article{Agreste2016NetworkSA,
  title={Network Structure and Resilience of Mafia Syndicates},
  author={S. Agreste and Salvatore Catanese and P. D. Meo and Emilio Ferrara and G. Fiumara},
  journal={Inf. Sci.},
  year={2016},
  volume={351},
  pages={30-47}
}
  • S. Agreste, Salvatore Catanese, +2 authors G. Fiumara
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • Inf. Sci.
  • In this paper we present the results of our study of Sicilian Mafia organizations using social network analysis. The study investigates the network structure of a Mafia syndicate, describing its evolution and highlighting its plasticity to membership-targeting interventions and its resilience to disruption caused by police operations. We analyze two different datasets dealing with Mafia gangs that were built by examining different digital trails and judicial documents that span a period of ten… CONTINUE READING
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