A System Dynamics Model to Identify the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Crime Rate and on Security Sensation in European Societies

  • Nikolaos Zoannos University of Piraeus, Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS)
  • Rallis Antoniadis University of Piraeus, Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS)
  • Nikitas A. Assimakopoulos University of Piraeus, Hellenic Society for Systemic Studies (HSSS)
Keywords: System Dynamics Mode, modeling, economic crisis, feeling of xenophobia, interweaving of the political system, degeneration of human interpersonal relationships, security sensation, european socities

Abstract

Modern society is a Complicated System, in which the interaction between its essential parts is affected in a daily basis by: (a) the Economic Crisis, (b) the Feeling of Xenophobia, (c) the Interweaving of the Political System and (d) the Degeneration of Human Interpersonal Relationships. Two important facts that have been excessively observed in the European Union over the last few years are the increase of Crime Rate, and at the same time the decrease of Security Sensation. The model that we have developed simulates the way that particular social phenomena such as: (a) the taxation, (b) the reduction of the State Expenditure on Equipment and (c) the conflicts of interest caused by the Economic Crisis, affect the Crime Rate. Therefore, this study can be the starting point for identifying other social phenomena that should be taken into account in the Strategic Plan of Crime and Violence treatment in member countries of the European Union.

Published
2020-07-10
How to Cite
Zoannos, N., Antoniadis, R., & Assimakopoulos, N. A. (2020). A System Dynamics Model to Identify the Impact of the Economic Crisis on Crime Rate and on Security Sensation in European Societies. Acta Europeana Systemica , 8(1), 147-166. https://doi.org/10.14428/aes.v8i1.56333