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Casey KalinowskiFollow

Location

Schewel 215

Access Type

Open Access

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

4-4-2018 8:30 AM

Department

Criminology

Abstract

The Enron Scandal of the early 2000s shook the financial world. The subsequent investigation of the Enron Corporation resulted in the arrests of many top-level executives, but are these employees the only ones responsible for the wide scale fraud in the company? A topical analysis of a social network of over 150 employees of the Enron Corporation using Graph Theory could result in new findings or prove that the investigators were correct in their original findings. The research is a retrospective analysis of a corpus of over 500,000 emails from more than 150 employees and top-level executives of the Enron Corporation. The results of this research have the potential to determine if Graph Theory is a reliable method for criminal activity analysis.

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Kimberly McCabe, Dr. Zakaria Kurdi

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Apr 4th, 8:30 AM

Topical Analysis of the Enron Emails Using Graph Theory

Schewel 215

The Enron Scandal of the early 2000s shook the financial world. The subsequent investigation of the Enron Corporation resulted in the arrests of many top-level executives, but are these employees the only ones responsible for the wide scale fraud in the company? A topical analysis of a social network of over 150 employees of the Enron Corporation using Graph Theory could result in new findings or prove that the investigators were correct in their original findings. The research is a retrospective analysis of a corpus of over 500,000 emails from more than 150 employees and top-level executives of the Enron Corporation. The results of this research have the potential to determine if Graph Theory is a reliable method for criminal activity analysis.