On 7–8 December 2016, the Criminal Justice Centre (CJC) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) hosted the 8th annual Illicit Networks Workshop. The workshop was co-organised with the International Centre for Comparative Criminology (ICCC) at the Université de Montréal.
The two-day workshop brought together scholars and analysts from across the world that share a research interest in the use of network analysis in furthering the understanding of the activities of individuals, groups and organisations engaged in organised crime, gangs, transnational crime, terrorism, and corruption issues. While some members draw heavily on social network analysis, others rely on other methods (e.g. ethnography) for studying illicit networks. This year’s event has attracted a diverse range of participants from Europe, North America, Australia, and Africa.