Criminology and Criminal Justice

CRIM2573Social Networks (Cross-Listed: SOCI 2573)3 ch (W)
Provides a conceptual introduction to the theories and methods related to the social scientific study of networks through an in-depth examination of application(s) and insights related to issues such as health, crime/deviance, online social networks, corporations, social movements, terrorism, social support, and more. Social Network analysis is a research method that allows social scientists to understand patterns of relations between various actors and organizations. Using both qualitative and quantitative data, social network analysis examines relations, interactions, roles, and affiliations that influence the structure of organizations and behaviours of individuals using diverse methodologies. NOTE: Credit can only be obtained for one of CRIM 2573 and SOCI 2573.