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)


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.


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


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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

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