Simulating Complexity-Based Ethics for Crucial Decision Making in Counter Terrorism

Simulating Complexity-Based Ethics for Crucial Decision Making in Counter Terrorism

Cecilia Andrews (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Edward Lewis (University of New South Wales, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-640-2.ch009
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Abstract

“Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics and strategies that governments, militaries and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism.” Counter Terrorism (CT) is a complex system driven by political, stress and time pressures that contribute to the enormous difficulty that involved people face in making sustainable ethical decisions. This chapter proposes a systems planning approach for enhancing the sustainability of crucial ethical decisions in CT. First, we describe the need for enhancing crucial ethical decision-making using some recent cases. Next, we evaluate the relevance and utility of a systems planning approach in providing such enhancements for CT. We develop the “ideal state” for tools and techniques to be used for crucial ethical decision-making in CT. We propose the POWER systems planning framework as a model for advancing towards this ideal state Finally, we consider how games and simulation could be used to envision and inform, aid synthesis of and support evaluation of decision-making through the POWER model.

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Acknowledgments
Hussein A. Abbass, Daryl Essam
Chapter 1
Daryl Essam, Hussein A. Abbass
With the increase in the complexity of terrorism’s networks and activities, the advances in chemical and biological warfare, and the use of... Sample PDF
All Hazards Analysis: A Complexity Perspective
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Chapter 2
Michael Barlow, Robert Cox
This chapter discusses the use of abstract multi-agent models of conflict — ABDs (Agent-Based Distillation) — for security and defense purposes. The... Sample PDF
Small & Simple: Application-Specific Multi-Agent Systems
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Chapter 3
Ang Yang, Hussein A. Abbass, Ruhul Sarker
Red teaming is the process of studying a problem by anticipating adversary behaviors. When done in simulations, the behavior space is divided into... Sample PDF
How Hard Is It To Red Team?
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Chapter 4
Anthony H. Dekker, Bernard Colbert
Events of the past few years have shown how today’s modern technological society is critically dependent on critical infrastructure networks such as... Sample PDF
Network Robustness for Critical Infrastructure Networks
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Chapter 5
Ajith Abraham, Johnson Thomas
Computer security is defined as the protection of computing systems against threats to confidentiality, integrity and availability. An intrusion is... Sample PDF
Distributed Intrusion Detection Systems: A Computational Intelligence Approach
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Chapter 6
Michael Barlow
This chapter covers the emerging area of the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) computer games for military, defense and security purposes. A... Sample PDF
The Game of Defense and Security
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Chapter 7
Katina Michael, Amelia Masters
Spurred by the recent escalation of terrorist attacks and their increasingly devastating outcomes, defense intelligence in the context of homeland... Sample PDF
Realized Applications of Positioning Technologies in Defense Intelligence
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Katina Michael, Amelia Masters
The adoption of positioning technologies to supplement, complement and function as defense intelligence applications has become widely accepted... Sample PDF
The Advancement of Positioning Technologies in Defense Intelligence
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Chapter 9
Cecilia Andrews, Edward Lewis
“Counter-terrorism refers to the practices, tactics and strategies that governments, militaries and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism.”... Sample PDF
Simulating Complexity-Based Ethics for Crucial Decision Making in Counter Terrorism
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