SNA Training Workshop


We live in a "connected world," not metaphorically, but literally. The ways in which people, groups, organizations, and institutions are connected to each other affects what we feel, think, and do. The growing field of network science has been used to understand a wide range of behavior from the people we marry and the votes we cast to the diseases we catch and the spread of information. This workshop, instructed by Andrew Papachristos of Yale University, is designed to give criminal justice and violence prevention practitioners a basic understanding and working knowledge of social network analysis and, specifically, how it applies to understanding gun violence in U.S. cities. The workshop will contain several “hands on” and interactive models that will walk attendees through the basic computer, data, and analytic skills needed to integrate network analysis into their programmatic efforts.



This training is part of a project supported by a Cooperative Agreement (Number 2012-CK-WXK039) awarded to Yale University by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice.  Additional support to support trainees’ travel was funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice (Grant. 2013-DG-BX-K021).  The opinions contained herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice. References to specific agencies, companies, products, or services should not be considered an endorsement by the author(s) or the U.S. Department of Justice. Rather, the references are illustrations to supplement discussion of the issues.
Workshop materials were developed, in part,  with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, to the National Network for Safe Communitiesat John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
A CAREER award (SES-1151449) from the  Sociology, and Law and Social Science Programs at the National Science Foundation helped funded a large portion of the research highlighted in this workshop.