School of Law

Understanding and Preventing Crime: A New Generation of Simulation Models

23 April 2012 | 5.00pm to 6.16pm | Seminar
School of Law, University of Leeds, The Liberty Building

In the next event in the CCJS Public Seminar Series Dr Andrew Evans and Dr Nicolas Malleson will consider the latest developments in Agent-Based Modelling of crime.

Crime is driven by a complicated mix of environment, social context, and personal psychology. Traditional methods struggle to represent individual-level behaviour and relate this to specific elements of the environment. Agent-based models (ABM), which concentrate on individual-level behaviours, are making considerable advances on this front, particularly in burglary crimes where the geography of crime has a strong control. This presentation will introduce some of the developments in agent-based modelling, detail the application of agent models to the crime system, and discuss the future for such modelling, particularly the potential for including novel, crowd-sourced, datasets.

Location Details

Seminar Room G.28
School of Law
The Liberty Building
University of Leeds

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