Revising a Model of Crime and Punishment

  • Ariel Arbiser Universidad de Buenos Aies


We study a model of society consisting of agents and a government interacting according to decisions regarding cost-effective punishment of crime. We evaluate different strategies for the government in order to reduce the criminal activity, considering degrees of honesty and a possible cost for monitoring and apprehension. We extend a previous model by introducing a contagion effect for the degrees of honesty, and study properties which may lead to a crime-free society, including a game-theoretic formulation.

Palavras-chave: Criminal activity, game-theoretic formulation


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ARBISER, Ariel . Revising a Model of Crime and Punishment. In: ENCONTRO DE TEORIA DA COMPUTAÇÃO (ETC), 4. , 2019, Belém. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2019 . ISSN 2595-6116. DOI: