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Illicit Networks Workshop


This year's Illicit Network Workshop will be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on November 12 and 13.  The event is hosted by Central Washington University and Équipe de recherche sur la délinquance en réseau/International Center for Comparative Criminology at the University of Montreal.                                                   

Who should attend?

Any researcher or practitioner interested in law enforcement, national security or crime prevention.  Workshop themes will include (but not limited to) the changing dynamics, flows and risks associated with organised crime, transnational security, cybercrime, terrorism, gangs, drug trafficking and corruption.

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To purchase: Conference Passes (tickets)
Writer's Dinner Tickets
10th Annual Illicit Networks Conference Program

DoubleTree by Hilton - Conference Hotel

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The Illicit Networks Workshop initiative is a group of scholars and analysts from across the world who share a network perspective in furthering the understanding of the activities of individuals, groups, and organizations engaged in co-offending, organized crime, gangs, transnational crime, financial crime, terrorism, corruption issues, and cybercrime. While some members draw heavily on social network analysis, others rely on other methods (e.g., ethnography) for studying illicit networks.

Speakers will be required to prepare a paper in advance that will be made available to all participants. The deadline for final paper submission is October 12, 2018. As was the case during each of the previous workshops, we will seek to publish the papers in a journal special issue or edited volume. In addition to the speakers, the workshop will also be attended by a limited number of graduate students, law-enforcement and criminal intelligence agencies, and policy groups.​

If you have questions, please contact Dannica Price by Phone (509-963-2135) or by email (

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