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Connected in Crime: Using Network Analysis to Understand Chicago’s Violence Epidemic

Andrew Papachristos

Connected in Crime: Using Network Analysis to Understand Chicago’s Violence Epidemic

Andrew Papachristos:   Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Yale University whose research focuses on social networks, neighborhoods, street gangs, and interpersonal violence. 

Thursday, March 13th  | 2:00 pm-4:00 pm  | Lake Shore Campus, Information Commons, 4th Floor

Loyola alum, former CURL Fellow, and current Yale professor Andrew Papachristos will explore how understanding the growing field of network science helps understand Chicago’s gun violence epidemic. Using data on fatal and non-fatal gunshot injuries for the entire city of Chicago, this presentation will describe the severe concentration of violence within small social networks and how one’s position in such networks relates to the probability of getting shot. The implications of such networked insights for policy, prevention, and enforcement efforts will also be discussed.

All are welcome: students, faculty, staff and community members.

If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Neumann at tneumann1@luc.edu

Co Sponsored:
Center for Urban Research and Learning  (CURL)
Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Provost Office for Social Justice Initiatives
Urban Studies Minor

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