Developing trajectories of (re)-offending using UK administrative data
17 March 2023
In this blog, ADR UK Research Fellow Dr Hannah Dickson identifies five trajectories which show the different patterns of criminal offending people tend to follow throughout their lives.
Building administrative data research communities to address pressing policy challenges
14 March 2023
In this blog, Karen Powell sets out why ADR UK and partners are funding communities of researchers to advance the use of administrative data in the public interest. Karen is Head of Research Strategy and Commissioning for ADR UK.
Using linked data to evaluate special educational needs provision and offending risk
20 January 2023
Dr Alice Wickersham is an ADR UK Research Fellow exploring associations between school performance trajectories and offending behaviour. In this blog, she shares some opportunities and challenges around the potential for target trial emulation in this area of research. This involves applying design principles from randomised controlled trials to the analysis of observational datasets.
Finding out ‘what works and what doesn’t’ with administrative data
2 December 2022
This blog from Giulia Tagliaferri and James Farrington follows newly-published work linking archived trials data from the Education Endowment Foundation to administrative data – and reflects on the benefits of this kind of analysis. Giulia is Head of Quantitative Research for the Behavioural Insights Team; James the Research Advisor leading the analysis.
Feasibility of using linked dataset to evaluate early interventions to prevent violent crime
25 July 2022
In this blog, Dr Rosie Cornish of the University of Bristol describes the findings of her research. Her project team has been examining the feasibility of using the de-identified Ministry of Justice (MoJ)-Department for Education...