Why are criminals so succesful?


  • Unraveling Organized Crime: Complexity science offers a lens to understand the intricate dynamics of organized crime.
  • Insightful Model: Explore Perc and colleagues’ model revealing the emergence of criminals and their complex interactions based on various factors.
  • Interactive Applet: Dive into the simulation below and witness the spontaneous emergence of criminal behavior based on cost, decision error, and punishment effectiveness.


  • Slime molds are amazing creatures that can solve complex problems without a central cognitive unit
  • I build a simulation from scratch in Nim and visualize it with d3
  • The simulation runs and can be controlled directly from the browser

Things to try


Casper van Elteren
Casper van Elteren
Computational scientist | Data scientist | Tinkerer

I am a computational scientist interested in data analysis, visualization and software engineering.