Proton project

PROTON aims at improving existing knowledge on the processes of recruitment to organised crime and terrorist networks through an innovative integration between social and computational sciences.

 To achieve its aim, PROTON will complete three specific objectives:

1 Investigate the social, psychological and economic factors leading to organised crime and terrorist networks, including their connection with cybercrime and the cyberspace.

The factors will be transformed into input for PROTON’s final outputs, PROTON-Sand PROTON Wizard, designed for helping policy makers to act more effectively against organised crime and terrorist networks.

Develop PROTON-S, agent-based modelling simulations of the effects of different societal and environmental changes on organised crime and terrorist networks.

PROTON-S will generate virtual societies in a computer laboratory, enabling to test the impact of different scenarios on the evolution of organised crime and terrorist networks and the recruitment of individuals.

3 Develop PROTON Wizard, a user-friendly software tool embedding the results of the simulations.

PROTON Wizard will provide the first support tool for policy makers at the international, national and local level, giving easy access to the most advanced scientific research.

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