Dr Chad Whelan and colleagues receive AIC Criminology Research Grant

Chad Whelan
Dr Chad Whelan

Deakin criminologist Dr Chad Whelan, Flinders criminologist Dr David Bright and Prof. Carlo Morselli (University of Montreal) have received a Criminology Research Grant of $74,255, from the Australian Institute of Criminology, for a project entitled Understanding the structure and composition of co-offending networks in Australia. The study aims to: (1) examine co-offending networks across multiple crime types; (2) examine variations in co-offending across crime categories; (3) determine differences in the duration of co-offending networks across crime types; (4) explore cross-jurisdictional variations in co-offending networks; and (5) identify implications for law enforcement policy and practice. It is the first analysis of co-offending in Australia and the first in the world to analyse co-offending networks using three levels of cross-sectional network analysis. The project will be completed over 2017-18.

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