Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021)

Agent-Based Modeling as a Method of Crime Research

Authors
Mykola Karchevskyi, Helen Karchevskaya
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Mykola Karchevskyi
Available Online 22 March 2021.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.021How to use a DOI?
Keywords
modeling of social processes, counteraction, crime, punishment, agent-based modeling, artificial society
Abstract

Currently, the study of society is taking new forms due to the rapid development of technology. Innovative working methods with a colossal database make it possible to improve the social sciences’ scientific results. The use of agent-baesd modeling is a promising methodology in the fight against crime. The article’s authors created a combating crime model thanks to the NetLogo software (all software is available in free access). The current model can be tested to analyze the impact of different configurations of artificial society’s parameters on the conditional crime rate. The authors found that with specific indicators of the dependent crime level, the increase in punishment only increases criminals’ proportion. Besides, the simulation varied the objective existence of a particular threshold value of a probable sentence. The artificial society begins to show the opposite dynamic - a decrease in the number of criminals. The actual results give reason to discuss the effectiveness of criminal law regulation. Getting a balance between the resources that society can allocate to fight crime and the desired level of law and order becomes more rational.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021)
Series
Advances in Economics, Business and Management Research
Publication Date
22 March 2021
ISBN
978-94-6239-355-4
ISSN
2352-5428
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.021How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2021, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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