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.
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 programmes of work within this research theme, Data First, is an ambitious data-linking programme led by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). It aims to unlock the potential of the wealth of data already created by MoJ, by linking administrative datasets from across the justice system and beyond, and enabling researchers – within government as well as accredited academics – to access the data in an ethical and responsible way.
More in-depth information about the individual data linkage and research projects being undertaken within this theme can be explored below.
Crime & Justice Projects
Data First: Harnessing the potential of linked administrative data for the justice system
6 March 2020
Data First is an ambitious data-linking programme led by MoJ that aims to harness the potential of the wealth of data by linking administrative datasets from across the justice system and beyond.
Violence-related incidents and underlying vulnerability
27 January 2020
This research will explore how factors like mental health conditions, drug use and alcohol relate to incidents of violence and related demands for public services in Scotland.
Illegal drug consignments
27 January 2020
This research aims to explore the illegal drugs supply in Scottish communities (particularly by post), focusing on the impacts of law enforcement tactics used to counter the delivery of drugs.
Find out more
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.