Criminal Justice - Past meetings archive

Criminal Justice special interest group November meeting

Venue: Central London
Speaker: various
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 14:00 - 16:30

The CJ sig's November meeting will be held in central London on November 21st 2018.

We are pleased to announce a most varied programme thanks to the following speakers:

  • Tom McBride, Director of Evidence at the Early Intervention Foundation, who will describe some of the research which he has been undertaking relating to Gang and Youth Violence
  • Alison Browne, a Sycamore Tree tutor for the Prison Fellowship, who will tell us about the Fellowship and its Sycamore tree courses, including how these were evaluated by Sheffield Hallam Uni.
  • Hazel Challenger from the MoJ who will give a case study covering the use of SSM in practice.

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to attend as numbers will be limited. Thank you!

Criminal Justice Special Interest Group Summer meeting

Venue: London
Speaker: Various

The Criminal Justice special interest group's free summer meeting will be held in Central London on June 5th. We have 4 most interesting speakers lined up from the Ministry of Justice (Hayden Sansum), The Prisoner's Education Trust (Rod Clark), and Loughborough University (Melanie-Jane Stoneman and Heather Callaghan). Hayden's topic is 'You won't believe the impact these three Ministry of Justice Data Science projects had!' ; Rod will talk on the subject of 'Prison Process Breakout - bringing processes to support prison learning into the late 20th century'; Melanie-Jane will tell us about  the'Risk Assessment of detainees in Police Custody'; and Heather will describe her work on 'Resource Distribution in Police Custody'.

Contact [email protected] for further details and to book a place.

Criminal Justice Spring meeting

Venue: Central London
Speaker: Various
Date: Tuesday, 13 March 2018 at 13:30 - 16:30

The CJ sig's Spring meeting will be held in central London on 13th March 2018. We are fortunate to have several very interesting speakers including Professor Stewart Robinson from Loughborough University, Laura di Bellafrom MoJ and Pam Murphy, independent. Stewart will be giving us a tutorial on model validation (most important in government!), Laura will describe the impact evaluation of the prison-based Core Sex Offender Treatment Programme and Pam will describe the role of the Independent Monitoring Board for prisons

Please contact [email protected] if you would like further information or would like to attend.

Criminal Justice special interest group Winter meeting

Venue: Central London
Speaker: various

Our Winter meeting will be held in central London on November 27th 2017 from 13.00 to 16.30

We are delighted to say that our speakers will be:

  • Professor William Wong, from Middlesex University, who will describe the VALCRI project which he leads. VALCRI is a tool which uses AI to assist crime analysts in identifying potential suspects from masses of data. Professor Wong will also demonstrate VALCRI and offer us the opportunity to try it out.
  • Alasdair Robertson, from i-three analytics, who will talk about his work involving the use of machine learning to produce a tool for predicting domestic violence.
  • Chun-yee Cheng, from the Ministry of Justice, who will talk about the use of Monte Carlo simulation in the estimation of uncertainty in the MoJ's medium term plan.

For further information and to express an interest in attending please contact [email protected]

CJ special interest group summer meeting

Venue: central London
Speaker: various
Date: Tuesday, 20 June 2017 at 13:30 - 16:00

The meeting will be held in central London on June 20th, 1.30-4.00pm. Our speakers this time are Oliver Hutt UCL, Gail Ludlam/Gary Curnow West Yorkshire Police, and Ekta Shah/Alex Dunnett/Paul Kelly from MoJ.

Oliver will talk about his research work on modelling the impact of police patrols, including how the accuracy of crime stats affects which locations are defined as hotspots, how long officers should patrol hotspots, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of preventative patrol when dealing with highly targeted and dynamic patrol locations, especially when the likelihood of a crime occurring at all is actually very low.

Gail and Gary will cover W Yorks Police's Athena project: a whole system approach to planning and delivering investigative capacity, while Ekta, Alex and Paul will describe their OR related work in the Ministry of Justice. They will talk about applications of OR to demand and workload forecasting across the CJS.

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to attend.

Criminal Justice Spring meeting

Venue: Central London
Speaker: Various

The CJ sig's spring meeting will be held in central London on 13th March 2017 from 1.30-4.30. We are fortunate to have several most interesting speakers including Professor Stewart Robinson from Loughborough University and Laura di Bella from MoJ. Stewart will be giving us a tutorial on model validation (most important in government!) and Laura will be describing the impact evaluation of the prison-based Core Sex Offender Treatment Programme. Other speakers will be announced shortly.

CJ special interest group Spring meeting

Venue: Central London
Speaker: Various
Date: Thursday, 23 February 2017 at 13:30 - 16:30

Our Spring meeting will be held in central London this year. We are most grateful to our speakers who are covering a range of interesting topics, including Eric Young (Home Office) who will give an overview of OR across the Home Office; Rosemary Byde (RBS) who will discuss her modelling and other work relating to 'money mules' and customer vulnerability to fraud; Emma Williams (Deputy Director of the Canterbury Centre for Policing Research) who will describe potential barriers to evidence based policing; and Ian Seath (Improvement Skills Consulting Ltd.)who will talk about the benefits of using control charts, with examples of their practical use.

For further information and to book a place please contact [email protected]

Please book by 17th February.

CJ sig Autumn meeting

Venue: Central London
Speaker: See below
Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2016 at 13:30 - 16:30

Our Autumn meeting will be held in central London on November 23rd from 13.30 to 16.30. Coffee/tea will be available at the start of the meeting.

We hope you will agree that we have a most interesting programme, with many thanks to our four speakers:

Professor Gloria Laycock OBE Head of the Jill Dando Institute, who will set out her views on 'How to reduce crime'; Bernard Rix, head of CoPaCC (which compares the work of Police and Crime Commissioners and publishes Policing Insight) who will talk about 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly- how do Police and Crime Commissioners measure up?'; Robyn Smith from NOMS (the national offender management service) who will describe her work on modelling the prison estate; and Dr.Katerina Papadaki , Associate Professor of Management Science at LSE, who will talk to us about Patrolling Games.

Please contact suem[email protected] if you would like to attend as space may be limited.

CJ sig Summer meeting

Venue: London
Speaker: various

Our summer event will be held on June 13th from 1.30-4.30 in central London near Euston/Kings Cross stations. The programme will include demonstration of a multi-criteria mapping tool* by Josie Coburn, Sussex University, and talks by Mark Goldsborough, MoJ, on Criminal Careers Analysis in Youth Justice**, Jo Leigh, Loughborough University, on 'Predictive patrolling for incident response and hotspot targetting'*** and Michael Bagg, Roke Manor Research Ltd, on his work relating to the analysis of options for Homeland Security and Law Enforcement Activities, looking to transfer approaches from defence into wider applications. This includes the development of MCDA tools that enable the inclusion of non-monetised benefits in the process for selecting between project options..

*MCM is a globally available, easily accessible, multi-criteria appraisal method for exploring contrasting perspectives on complex strategic and policy issues. The tool aims to open up technical assessment by systematically mapping the practical implications of alternative options, knowledges, framings and values. The software tool is freely available to anyone for a period and then as a web based service for a modest subscription. It can also be downloaded and used on a laptop to help run interviews/group discussions. Any revenues raised will be reinvested by Sussex into further development of the tool/services.

** The Ministry of Justice's Youth Justice Analysis team is leading a project to answer a number of key research questions such as ' At what point do we have enough information to predict a young person becoming a serious or prolific offender?' To date the work has focused on clustering offenders into offender typologies but in the coming months the work will move on to analyse cross-government linked data to better understand the characteristics of the young offender cohort.

*** Jo's work has involved producing optimal dynamic patrol routes using quadratic kernel density estimation with historical crime data, for response officers to follow. The work has resulted in reduced response times and crime levels in hotspot areas.

Please contact [email protected] for further info.

CJ sig Spring meeting

Venue: Wakefield
Speaker: Various
Date: Wednesday, 09 March 2016 at 11:00 - 15:30

Our Spring meeting will be held at W.Yorks Police HQ on March 9th from 11am to approx 3.30pm (times to be finalised soon).

We are delighted that the following speakers have kindly agreed to present to us:

Simon Pegg (Holleth Ltd) on a recent project with a Police Commissioner's office helping them to model demand and capacity for the provision of Victim Support services; Hanjing Zhang (Loughborough University) on her research into optimising staff rosters for a local police force; Ross Ritchie (Loughborough University) on police decision making (including the use of cognitive/causal mapping); Toby Davies (UCL) on the incorporation of street network structures in the prediction of urban crime; and Sion Cave (Decision Analysis Services Ltd) on strategic workforce modelling.

As usual the meeting will be free of charge but please bring your own sandwiches for lunch.

Please contact [email protected] to express an interest in attending or for further info.

CJ sig Autumn meeting

Venue: NUT, London
Speaker: Various
Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 13:30 - 16:30

Our next meeting will be held in London on November 18th from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. We have a range of most interesting speakers lined up for you including:  Jacqui Taylor from Flying Binary, Jane Parkin from Carr House Consulting, Larry Phillips from LSE and David Wrigley from Orvis Consulting.

Jacqui has 25 years' experience of deploying technology change, including an appointment in the Cabinet Offce as an independent Ministerial Adviser and an Open Data domain expert. She will outline a recent project for NHS England where her company as core technology suppliers deployed their Smart City data platforms as part of the NHS Citizen project. Jacqui will also suggest how these developments might be useful to the CJ community.

Jane, who is a member of the ORS Board and of Jigsaw Consultants, has recently done some research and project work on 'Well-being' measures for comparing the effect of different rosters on staff and will describe these measures to us .

As well as an Emeritus Professor at the LSE and a Director and founder of Facilitations Ltd., Larry is known by many of us in particular for his expertise in decision conferencing. He will talk to us about his extensive work on modelling the harm of drugs for the UK and EU.

David, who is also a member of Jigsaw, will describe to us his recent work for a government agency on optimising rosters.

 Further info will be posted here as soon as possible. Contact [email protected] for further details.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Criminal Justice SIG Summer Meeting

Venue: London
Speaker: Various
Date: Friday, 05 June 2015 at 13:30 - 16:30

Our next meeting will be on June 5th in central London from 1.30-4.30 approx.(with our brief AGM at the start). Once again we are aiming for a mix of interesting talks across the CJ spectrum, including 'Examining Police and Fire & Rescue Funding Formulae: communicating policy objectives' by Paul Hewson from Plymouth University and 'Cybercrime risks and community involvement - how to stay safer' by Brunella Longo from Open Data Assurance. Watch this space for up to date info or contact [email protected]

CJ sig spring meeting 2015

Venue: West Yorks Police HQ, Wakefield
Speaker: various
Date: Friday, 13 March 2015 TBC

Our spring meeting will be on March 13th 2015 at West Yorks Police HQ in Wakefield, an easy walk from the railway station! Timing is likely to be from 11am to 3pm.

Speakers will include:

Muz Janoowalla, Accenture, ' How Accenture and the Metropolitan Police Service used predictive analytics to identify those gang members at highest risk of committing a violent crime in the next 4 weeks'; 

Jo Leigh, Loughborough University,'Predictive Positioning Modelling of Police Officers'

Gail Mawdsley, West Yorkshire Police, 'Building an understanding of the future operational characteristics of the National Police Air Service using simulation modelling';

Matt Grainger, West Yorkshire Police, 'Using design thinking to understand the mental health challenge (in WYP)'

Contact Martin Rahman at West Yorks Police for further information or to book a place. [email protected]