Simulation and crime. A scenario modeling

Author/s Barbara Sonzogni
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2018/117 Language Italian
Pages 25 P. 20-44 File size 330 KB
DOI 10.3280/SR2018-117002
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The use of the first simulative methods in the social sciences dates back to the 1950s and 1960s, but its growth and real diffusion was in the early nineties. This method has however been coupled with traditional methods of research for the study of criminal phenomena only in recent times. Surpassing the traditional statistical technique of logistic regression, this type of model has proved to be suitable for capturing complex and non-linear systems, such as crime. The recent increase of simulative modeling in criminology has led to the creation of numerous models, of which a comprehensive overview is provided.

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Barbara Sonzogni, Simulazione e crimine. Una modellizzazione a scenari in "SOCIOLOGIA E RICERCA SOCIALE " 117/2018, pp 20-44, DOI: 10.3280/SR2018-117002