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On the Interplay between Extortion and Punishment. An Agent Based Model of "Camorra"
Author/s: Barbara Sonzogni, Federico Cecconi, Rosaria Conte 
Year:  2012 Issue: 99 Language: English 
Pages:  13 Pg. 65-77 FullText PDF:  709 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SR2012-099004
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This paper presents an Agent-Based Model aimed to reproduce the demographics, economic and employment variables of a Southern Italian region (Campania) where one specific variant of Extortion Racketeering Systems (Erss), camorra, is highly active and prosperous. Preliminary results of a set of simulations show the effects of varying levels of extortion and punishment on the rates of inactivity, employment, etc. of a population of agents endowed with social learning mechanisms

Barbara Sonzogni, Federico Cecconi, Rosaria Conte, in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 99/2012, pp. 65-77, DOI:10.3280/SR2012-099004


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