Abstract:
This lecture proposes a system sociology approach to the modeling of onset and evolution
of criminality in a territory. The modeling focuses on the interplay between the competition
for the welfare distribution and the support/opposition to the government. The approach
aims at capturing the complexity features of social systems. Complexity is related to the fact
that individuals have the ability to develop speci¯c heterogeneously distributed strategies,
which depend also on those expressed by the other individuals. The mathematical methods
is that of the kinetic theory for active particles, where interactions and decisional processes
are modeled by theoretical tools of stochastic game theory. |