The Extortion Relationship: A Computational Analysis

Corinna Elsenbroich, Jennifer Badham

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Abstract

Systematic extortion involves a long term parasitic relationship between the criminal and the victim. Game theory analysis has provided insight into the choices of individual hypothetical criminal and victim pairs. In this paper we present an agent-based model so as to extend the analysis to the relationship between extorters and other potential victims. The model is developed in two stages, the first to be closest to game theory, the second one making the decision informed by the social environment of the victim. The agent-based model shows the importance of social aspects for the functioning of extortion rackets.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8
JournalJournal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2016

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