A Game Theoretic Analysis of the Traditional Juvenile Justice Methods in Korea and Suggestions for Transformative Interventions

Authors

  • Kris Lee Dulwich College Seoul, 6 Sinbanpo-ro 15-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, Korea 06504

Keywords:

Juvenile delinquency, Game Theory, Nash Equilibrium, Criminology.

Abstract

This study presents a different methodology for theoretically identifying the effects of various factors on juvenile delinquency rates. Using game theory and the subgame perfect Nash equilibrium, the payoff for each decision is calculated. We obtained juvenile delinquency statistics from the Korean Statistical Information Service (KOSIS) to perform an empirical analysis. The results successfully anticipated a change after the 2008 juvenile law adjustment, which lowered recidivism and crime rates. However, after performing an exhaustive simulation using the evolutionary game theoretical model, we found that this phenomenon may be transient. Higher law enforcement costs constantly force lower law enforcement rates; hence, more sustainable solutions are required.

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Published

2022-11-03

How to Cite

Kris Lee. (2022). A Game Theoretic Analysis of the Traditional Juvenile Justice Methods in Korea and Suggestions for Transformative Interventions. International Journal of Recent Innovations in Academic Research, 6(11), 17–27. Retrieved from https://ijriar.com/index.php/ijriar/article/view/470