Posted: October 17th, 2013

Model Theory in Criminology

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Model Theory in Criminology

A model is an outline of a structure or any other object, waiting to be constructed fully. Model theory is the study of arithmetic phenomena using help of arithmetic logic. Just like the model of an object, this theory is used to assist in creating formal languages through interpreting thus giving them a meaning. When a model is tested and fits well in any given sentence, then it can be referred to as a model sentence. The model theory has two relations namely the general and universal algebra. Generally, model theory is used to form and interpret syntax language. It also widely uses semantics and a good example is using letter S. In a sentence, the letter S will be used to tell whether it is true or false. This way, the sentence is interpreted (Halloun, 2004).

Model theory was invented in the 1990 and it has helped many people. This theory is not only used by language and Mathematics’ experts, but also in the criminal department. This is a part of the disciplinary force, which deals and solves crime cases and scenes. This model theory is helpful to them because they are able to decode any kind of information used by criminals (Roddick, 2006). They also create code language to use in the field and in any official communication. The language used by officers in the criminology department is sometimes coded to ensure security. This coded language is used by the officer members. Apart from language coding and decoding, the officers in charge of crime use model theory in the field as well. Some crime scenes require calculation and estimation hence the use of this theory.

In criminology, the model theory mostly uses the syntax and semantics. The first thing is to get suitable integers for both syntax and semantics. Syntax uses axioms whereas semantics uses the normal numbers. In the early years, axioms were interpreted in groups made from the use of the model. Later, development was made by introducing other models to enhance creating and interpreting language in a faster and more comprehensive way (Halloun, 2004). These models are non-standard and they include compactness theorems and incompleteness theorem.

References

Halloun, A. I (2004). *Modeling theory in science education.* New York, NY: Springer.

Roddick, J. F (2006). *Advances in conceptual modeling- theory and practice*. New York, NY: Springer

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