Agent-Based Modeling as a Method of Crime Research
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- modeling of social processes, counteraction, crime, punishment, agent-based modeling, artificial society
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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TY - CONF AU - Mykola Karchevskyi AU - Helen Karchevskaya PY - 2021 DA - 2021/03/22 TI - Agent-Based Modeling as a Method of Crime Research BT - Proceedings of the International Conference on Economics, Law and Education Research (ELER 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 117 EP - 121 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.021 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/aebmr.k.210320.021 ID - Karchevskyi2021 ER -