Publications & reports
Data Insight: Risk factors associated with primary care-reported domestic violence for women involved in Family Law care proceedings
This Data Insight explores risk factors for domestic violence and abuse experienced by mothers involved in public law family court care proceedings in Wales.
Data Insight: School funding, pupil performance and crime
This Data Insight summarises findings from working with the Ministry of Justice & Department for Education linked dataset - England. Using data from the National Pupil Database and the Police National Computer, the research...
Who is prosecuted for serious and organised crimes, and what happens to them?
This animation by ADR UK Research Fellow Tim McSweeney explores the findings from his research project on the nature, extent and outcomes of serious and organised crime cases in England and Wales. This project uses the Ministry of Justice Data First Magistrates' and Crown Court dataset.
Policy briefing: Care experience, ethnicity and youth justice involvement - key trends and policy implications
This briefing is based on descriptive findings from Dr Katie Hunter's ADR UK Research Fellowship project, which focused on understanding the links between care experience, ethnicity, and involvement with the youth justice system in England. This project used the Ministry of Justice & Department for Education linked dataset - England.
Data First Cross-Justice System linked dataset – England and Wales: Key messages from the Data First User Representation Panel
This report records a meeting between Data First project partners and the Data First User Representation Panel. They met to discuss the potential of linking together administrative data from the civil and family courts with criminal justice system data already made available by the Data First programme. This report captures the main findings of the discussion with the intention to inform the future use of the linked data, including research priorities and scope for the growth of the linkage.
Data Insight: The outcomes of serious and organised crime cases appearing before the criminal courts in England and Wales
This Data Insight by Dr Tim McSweeney presents further findings from an exploratory study undertaken as part of an inaugural Data First Research Fellowship. This study drew on over 12.6 million linked records from the criminal courts and prison system over an eight-year period (2013-2020). It examines the extent, nature and outcomes of serious and organised crime (SOC)-related appearances and cases heard before the Crown Court in England and Wales.
Ethnic inequalities in the criminal justice system
This data comic explores the findings of research led by Dr Kitty Lymperopoulou, which examines the main factors associated with remand and sentencing outcomes and the independent effect of ethnicity on those outcomes. Kitty is an ADR UK Research Fellow using data made available through the Ministry of Justice Data First programme.
Data Insight: The nature, extent and outcomes of serious and organised crime cases prosecuted in England and Wales
This Data Insight examines serious organised crime cases appearing before the Crown Court in England and Wales between 2013 and 2020.
Data Insight: Inequalities in sentencing in the Crown Court - evidence from the Ministry of Justice Data First criminal justice datasets
This Data Insight draws on Data First magistrates’ and Crown Court datasets to examine ethnic disproportionality in court outcomes and the extent of ethnic disparities in imprisonment for defendants sentenced in the Crown Court after adjusting for defendant and case characteristics.
Data Insight: The number of convictions before the imposition of a short sentence of immediate custody
This Data Insight examines ethnicity and gender differences in the number of non-custodial and suspended sentences a person receives prior to receiving a short sentence of immediate custody.