Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia

Protection racketeering groups are powerful, deeply entrenched in multiple societies across the globe, and they harm the societies and economies in which they operate in multiple ways. These reasons make their dynamics important to understand and an objective of both scientific and application-orien...

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Autores Principales: Nardin,Luis G, Andrighetto,Giulia, Conte,Rosaria, Székely,Áron, Anzola,David, Elsenbroich,Corinna, Lotzmann,Ulf, Neumann,Martin, Punzo,Valentina, Troitzsch,Klaus G
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Publicado: Springer Nature 2016
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Acceso en línea:https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/26004
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10458-016-9330-z
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spelling ir-10336-260042020-08-06T16:20:26Z Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia Simulando raquetas de protección: un estudio de caso de la mafia siciliana Nardin,Luis G Andrighetto,Giulia Conte,Rosaria Székely,Áron Anzola,David Elsenbroich,Corinna Lotzmann,Ulf Neumann,Martin Punzo,Valentina Troitzsch,Klaus G racketeering societies economies Legal approaches Protection racketeering groups are powerful, deeply entrenched in multiple societies across the globe, and they harm the societies and economies in which they operate in multiple ways. These reasons make their dynamics important to understand and an objective of both scientific and application-oriented interest. Legal and social norm-based approaches arguably play significant roles in influencing protection racket dynamics. We propose an agent-based simulation model, the Palermo Scenario, to enrich our understanding of these influences and to test the effect of different policies on protection racket dynamics. Our model integrates the legal and the social norm-based approaches and uses a complex normative agent architecture that enables the analysis of both agents’ behaviours and mental normative representations driving behaviour. We demonstrate the usefulness of the model and the benefits of using this complex normative architecture through a case study of the Sicilian Mafia. 2016-11-01 2020-08-06T16:20:26Z info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion ISSN: 1387-2532 EISSN: 1573-7454 https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/26004 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10458-016-9330-z eng info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess application/pdf Springer Nature Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems
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topic racketeering
societies
economies
Legal approaches
spellingShingle racketeering
societies
economies
Legal approaches
Nardin,Luis G
Andrighetto,Giulia
Conte,Rosaria
Székely,Áron
Anzola,David
Elsenbroich,Corinna
Lotzmann,Ulf
Neumann,Martin
Punzo,Valentina
Troitzsch,Klaus G
Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia
description Protection racketeering groups are powerful, deeply entrenched in multiple societies across the globe, and they harm the societies and economies in which they operate in multiple ways. These reasons make their dynamics important to understand and an objective of both scientific and application-oriented interest. Legal and social norm-based approaches arguably play significant roles in influencing protection racket dynamics. We propose an agent-based simulation model, the Palermo Scenario, to enrich our understanding of these influences and to test the effect of different policies on protection racket dynamics. Our model integrates the legal and the social norm-based approaches and uses a complex normative agent architecture that enables the analysis of both agents’ behaviours and mental normative representations driving behaviour. We demonstrate the usefulness of the model and the benefits of using this complex normative architecture through a case study of the Sicilian Mafia.
format Artículo (Article)
author Nardin,Luis G
Andrighetto,Giulia
Conte,Rosaria
Székely,Áron
Anzola,David
Elsenbroich,Corinna
Lotzmann,Ulf
Neumann,Martin
Punzo,Valentina
Troitzsch,Klaus G
author_facet Nardin,Luis G
Andrighetto,Giulia
Conte,Rosaria
Székely,Áron
Anzola,David
Elsenbroich,Corinna
Lotzmann,Ulf
Neumann,Martin
Punzo,Valentina
Troitzsch,Klaus G
author_sort Nardin,Luis G
title Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia
title_short Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia
title_full Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia
title_fullStr Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia
title_full_unstemmed Simulating protection rackets: a case study of the Sicilian Mafia
title_sort simulating protection rackets: a case study of the sicilian mafia
publisher Springer Nature
publishDate 2016
url https://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/26004
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10458-016-9330-z
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