Mapping Crime Networks in Southern Africa

The purpose of this policy brief is to support policies and measures against organised crime that are comprehensive, effective and sustainable. It specifically looks at the gathering, structuring, interpretation and use of data on crime networks and the infrastructure that sustains these networks. It recommends that a broad definition of organised crime should be adopted, that procedures for data gathering, interpreting and data management must be coordinated and lastly that law enforcement agencies should consider adopting social network analysis as a tool.