Simulating extortees: Group structures and reasoning modes

Elsenbroich, C. (2014) Simulating extortees: Group structures and reasoning modes. In: Social Simulation Conference 2014, Barcelona, Spain, 1-5 Sep 2014,

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Extortion is a unique crime in that it involves a long-term interaction between the victim and the perpetrator. It is also an interesting crime in that it seems to afflict whole communities, cities or even countries. Extortion is often modelled as an interdependent choice between extorter and extortee using a game theoretic framework. Although a game theoretic model takes into account the first uniqueness of a long-term relationship but leaves out the social influence factors that can make extortion endemic within a social group or society. In this paper we present an agent-based model which looks at the decision making of extortees from a social perspective, transforming the traditional extortion game into a collective problem.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Elsenbroich, Dr Corinna
Authors: Elsenbroich, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Health & Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
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