Active shooter: An agent-based model of unarmed resistance

@article{Briggs2016ActiveSA,
  title={Active shooter: An agent-based model of unarmed resistance},
  author={Thomas W. Briggs and W. G. Kennedy},
  journal={2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)},
  year={2016},
  pages={3521-3531}
}
  • Thomas W. Briggs, W. G. Kennedy
  • Published 2016
  • Computer Science
  • 2016 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)
  • Mass shootings unfold quickly and are rarely foreseen by victims. [...] Key Method An agent-based model (ABM) explored the potential for limiting casualties should a small proportion of potential victims swarm a gunman, as occurred on a train from Amsterdam to Paris in 2015. Results suggest that even with a miniscule probability of overcoming a shooter, fighters may save lives but put themselves at increased risk. While not intended to prescribe a course of action, the model suggests the potential for a…Expand Abstract

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