social network analysis

Officer networks and firearm behaviors: Assessing the social transmission of weapon-use

**Objectives:** We reconstruct the networks of officers co-involved in force incidents to test whether interactions with weapon-prone peers impact firearm use. **Methods**: We draw from a statewide dataset of force incidents across law enforcement …

Dr. Hashimi: Officer Networks and Firearm Behaviors: Assessing the Social Transmission of Weapon-Use

Background It is no secret that policing is group work – officers are assigned to beats/units, workgroups, and partnerships based on districts or specialized skills. Working in close contact, officers form tight bonds where they depend on one another for their safety and turn to one another for guidance and advice.