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.
Enforced alcohol abstinence: does it reduce reoffending?
9 March 2023
In this blog, ADR UK Research Fellow Dr Carly Lightowlers describes how she is using de-identified, administrative data to explore how alcohol-related treatment or monitoring requirements are being used and whether these are reducing reoffending. This project is using probation and criminal justice linked datasets made available through the Ministry of Justice Data First programme.
Ethnicity, gender and community sentences
7 March 2023
In this blog, ADR UK Research Fellow Dr Angela Sorsby describes her new project analysing how ethnicity and gender impact upon the requirements and outcomes of community sentences. This project is using the Ministry of Justice Data First probation and criminal justice linked dataset.
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.
Splink: Free software for probabilistic record linkage at scale
24 August 2022
In this blog, Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data scientist Robin Linacre introduces Splink, a free and open source software library for record linkage at scale that has now been downloaded over three million times. This software implements a best-practice approach, and has been developed as part of the Data First programme, ADR UK’s collaboration with MoJ.