Etienne Crouche-McDonald's Youth Alienation in Bourke Model
Assignment #3: Complex Systems
About the Model
The purpose of this model is to show how police and community spending effect engagement levels and crime for the youth within Bourke and how it affects their adult life.
The initial population of the youth within Bourke.
The latest population figures show Bourke has a poulation of close to 3000, with 35% of them being below 24yrs old, so for this model i have assumed an initial youth population of 1000.
All other variables have an initial value of 0.
Youth within Bourke who are engaged with the community and at a low risk of commiting crime.
Youth within the community who feel alienated and therefore at a higher risk of commiting crime.
Youth who have been incarcerated.
Those who have been released from jail.
Those who have grown up to become adults who are at a low risk of commiting crime.
Those who have grown up to become adults at a high risk of commiting crime.
This is how much funding the police department is recieving. The user is able to adjust this with the slider below.
Its affect on Jailed Youth and Released Youth becomes stronger as the number of Jailed Youth increases.
This is how much funding is going into community programs. The user is able to adjust this with the slider below.
Its effect on Engaged Youth becomes stronger as the number of Engaged Youth increases.
This is the rate of births which i have assumed to be 100 per year. This is fixed so there is a constant flow into Bourke Youth.
This is the rate at which the youth ages out of the youth category. I have set this as a constant.
- 10% of Engaged youth age out every year.
- 5% of Alienated and Jailed youth age out every year.
1. Set both sliders to 1 and it will more disengaged adults than engaged.
2. Set both sliders to 0.5 and it will show more engaged adults than disengaged