Books

Bouchard, M. (Ed.). (2015). Social Networks, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism: Radical and Connected. New York: Routledge.

This book examines two key themes in terrorism studies, the radicalization process and counter-terrorism policies, through the lens of social networks. It aims to show that networks should be at the forefront when analysing terrorists, but also when assessing the responses to their actions. The volume makes a unique contribution by addressing two relatively new...

Bouchard, M. (Ed.) (2015). Advances in Research on Illicit Networks. New York: Routledge.

Social network analysis finally reached a critical mass of scholars in the field of criminology. The proven track record of network theory and methods in fostering new advances in our understanding of crimes and criminals has extended the web of researchers willing to integrate this approach to their work. It is more than just a...

Decorte, T., Potter, G., Bouchard, M. (Eds). (2011). World Wide Weed: Global Trends in Cannabis Cultivation and its Control. London: Ashgate.

For the majority of its history, the cultivation of cannabis did not stand out, at least compared to the cultivation of other illegal plants. Cannabis plantations, like coca bush or opium poppy plantations, were typically large in size, grown by local farmers in a handful of developing (producing) countries, processed and then exported to industrial...

Bouchard, M., Wilkins, C. (2010). Illegal Markets and the Economics of Organized Crime. London: Routledge.

This book showcases recent advances in the theoretical and empirical understanding of the economic aspects of organised crime and illegal markets. It provides new insights into defining and quantifying the influence of organised crime by drawing on innovative approaches to studying criminal networks and organisations such as the Hell's Angels. The book includes analysis of...