Criminal Justice


The overall purpose of the group is to enable practitioners and others interested in Criminal Justice matters to share ideas and OR methods with a view to spreading the word about OR and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice services.

‘Criminal Justice’ in this context takes a broad definition, through crime prevention, policing and judicial processes, offender management and after-care; and involving service providers across the public, private and third sectors. The group operates as an informal network with events held several times a year at which case studies are shared and new techniques or applications discussed. Anyone interested in these matters, whether academic or practitioner, is welcome to join the group, and are invited to apply to become a member of their Committee.

Recent topics have included:

  • The role of independent prison monitoring boards
  • Verification & validation of models
  • Impact of the prison-based core sex offender treatment programme
  • Visual analytics for sense-making in criminal intelligence analysis
  • CJS demand forecasting

Committee details

Martin Rahman Chair
Sue Merchant Secretary
Two British police constables in luminous jackets

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