Integration of Biological, Psychological, and Social Aspects in Agent-Based Simulation of a Violent Psychopath

  • Tibor Bosse
  • Charlotte Gerritsen
  • Jan Treur
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4488)

Abstract

In the analysis of criminal behaviour, a combination of biological, psychological and social aspects may be taken into account. Dynamical modelling methods developed in recent years often address these aspects separately. This paper contributes an agent-based modelling approach for behaviour of a certain criminal type, the violent psychopath, in which these aspects are integrated in one dynamical system. It is shown how within a certain social context, an interaction between biological factors and cognitive and emotional factors can lead to a crime committed when an opportunity is perceived.

Keywords

simulation violent behaviour BDI-models integration of biological psychological and social aspects 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    van Baal, P.H.M.: Computer Simulations of Criminal Deterence: from Public Policy to Local Interaction to Individual Behaviour. Ph.D. Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Boom Juridische Uitgevers (2004)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bartol, C.R.: Criminal Behavior: a Psychosocial Approach, 6th edn. Prentice Hall, New Jersey (2002)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Bosse, T., Jonker, C.M., van der Meij, L., Treur, J.: LEADSTO: A Language and Environment for Analysis of Dynamics by SimulaTiOn. In: Eymann, T., Klügl, F., Lamersdorf, W., Klusch, M., Huhns, M.N. (eds.) MATES 2005. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 3550, pp. 165–178. Springer, Heidelberg (2005)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Brantingham, P.L., Brantingham, P.J.: Computer Simulation as a Tool for Environmental Criminologists. Security Journal 17(1), 21–30 (2004)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Cohen, L.E., Felson, M.: Social change and crime rate trends: a routine activity approach. American Sociological Review 44, 588–608 (1979)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Delfos, M.F.: Children and Behavioural Problems: Anxiety, Aggression, Depression and ADHD; A Biopsychological Model with Guidelines for Diagnostics and Treatment. Harcourt book publishers, Amsterdam (2004)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Melo, A., Belchior, M., Furtado, V.: Analyzing Police Patrol Routes by Simulating the Physical Reorganization of Agents. In: Sichman, J.S., Antunes, L. (eds.) MABS 2005. LNCS (LNAI), vol. 3891, pp. 99–114. Springer, Heidelberg (2006)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Moir, A., Jessel, D.: A Mind to Crime: the controversial link between the mind and criminal behaviour. Penguin, London (1995)Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    Quay, H.C.: Psychopathic Personality: Pathological Stimulation-Seeking. American Journal of Psychiatry 122, 180–183 (1965)Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Raine, A.: The Psychopathology of Crime: Criminal Behaviors as a Clinical Disorder. Guilford Publications, New York (1993)Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Rao, A.S., Georgeff, M.P.: Modelling Rational Agents within a BDI-architecture. In: Allen, J., Fikes, R., Sandewall, E. (eds.) Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR’91), pp. 473–484. Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco (1991)Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Turvey, B.: Criminal Profiling: an Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis. Academic Press, London (1999)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tibor Bosse
    • 1
  • Charlotte Gerritsen
    • 1
  • Jan Treur
    • 1
  1. 1.Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Artificial Intelligence, De Boelelaan 1081a, NL-1081 HV, AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Personalised recommendations