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actor model

A programming model for distributed systems and parallel processing, wherein the "actor" is the primary element of computation similar to an "object" in object-oriented programming (OOP). Developed in the 1970s, an actor receives a message and generates output as a self-contained concurrent operation. This encapsulation is like OOP, but actors do not support inheritance, which is one reason they have not been widely used. See object-oriented programming.
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Modifying the Flexible Actor Model of Industrial Relations
A set of coordination models has been proposed to address the coordination issues based on the Actor model [1, 2], such as Frolund's Synchronizer [16], Venkatasubramaniam's TLAM (Two-Level-Actor-Model) [50], and Varela's director [49].
This is the approach taken in the actor model [21].
It enriches the Actor model by defining the notion of an Actor Troupe--which is a mechanism to achieve a higher level of abstraction--by restricting the visibility of some Actors.
With the rational actor model he explains populist conservative criminology and contemporary theories, with the predestined actor model he traces the influence of biological, psychological and sociological positivism, and in the victimized actor model he shows how "deviant labels," conflict theories, feminist criminology and critical criminology work together.
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The first three parts of the book address ideal type models of criminal behavior: the rational actor, predestined actor, and victimized actor models. Various criminological theories are located chronologically in the context of one of these different traditions, and the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and model are identified.