Development and validation of an agent-based simulation model of juvenile delinquency

Tibor Bosse*, Charlotte Gerritsen, Michel C.A. Klein, Frank M. Weerman

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Abstract

This paper describes the development and validation of a dynamic multi-agent model to simulate social learning of adolescence-limited criminal behaviour. The parameters of the agent model have been calibrated using real-world data that has been collected in a large study. In addition, a measure for correctness has been developed. The validation shows that the developed model predicts delinquency substantially better than a baseline model that only uses the delinquency of an agent in the previous year.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009 - 2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
Pages200-207
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: 29 Aug 200931 Aug 2009

Publication series

SeriesProceedings - 12th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, CSE 2009
Volume4

Conference

Conference2009 IEEE International Conference on Social Computing, SocialCom 2009
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period29/08/0931/08/09

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