Varieties of Artificial Crime Analysis: Purpose, Structure, and Evidence in Crime Simulations

Varieties of Artificial Crime Analysis: Purpose, Structure, and Evidence in Crime Simulations

John Eck (University of Cincinnati, USA) and Lin Liu (University of Cincinnati, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-591-7.ch020
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Abstract

Since the beginnings of this millennium, there has been a burgeoning interest in the use of simulation methods for the study of crime. In a remarkably short period, crime researchers using simulations have applied the method in a wide variety of ways. Let us look at some of the first simulations—four simulations developed by three different teams working independently—to describe this diversity.

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