Niles Breuer

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Niles Breuer

DPhil in Sociology

Thesis: Investigating the Structure of Organised Crime Groups: A Comparative Network Analysis Approach

Supervisor: Professor Federico Varese

I am a current DPhil student funded by the Clarendon Fund and Nuffield College. My research focuses on how members of organised crime groups cooperate and communicate to carry out crimes, as well as how different organised crime groups can best be disrupted. 

Research Interests: Organised crime, mafias, trafficking, social networks, crime scripts

Previous Education: BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics; MSc Sociology, University of Oxford