Crime & Justice
Crime will affect each and every one of us at some point during our lives, and disproportionately affects the most vulnerable groups in our society. It is critical that we understand the conditions that influence crime in the UK.
Additionally, an effective justice system plays an integral role in the maintenance of a peaceful, fair and cohesive society. Research within this theme attempts to understand the causes and mechanisms at play within the UK justice system and society, and examines issues such as reoffending, rehabilitation and the far-reaching impact of crime.
One of ADR UK’s flagship projects within this research theme aims to create linked datasets that will enable crucial research into use of the justice system. ADR UK is working with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to fund methodological work linking administrative data outputs across a broad range of justice services. By linking together data from civil justice, family justice, the Crown Courts and magistrates’ courts, we aim to create a system-wide data inventory, enabling researchers to build a better understanding of users of the criminal, civil and family justice systems. This will provide new insights into the extent to which people facing civil and family problems also interact with the criminal justice system, and will aid MoJ in its understanding of which policies are effective. This project has huge potential to shape our understanding of justice system use and improve services going forward.
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If you are a researcher interested in working with admistrative data within this theme, or a policymaker interested in how ADR UK work can improve your insights and support your decision making in this area, please get in touch.