EVENT - Unlocking criminal justice data: Findings from Data First

Date & time

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00


Online Seminar


This webinar showcases innovative research from the Data First programme, which is linking data to provide new insights into criminal justice issues and will explore how this might be achieved in Scotland. 

Data First aims to unlock the potential of Ministry of Justice (MoJ) data by linking administrative datasets from across the justice system and enabling accredited researchers, from within government and academia, to access it in an ethical and responsible way. Plans are also being developed to link justice data with data from other government departments.

In this online webinar, the academic lead for Data First, Professor Andromachi Tseloni, will describe the policy rationale behind the Data First project, and explain what datasets are available and how they can be accessed. A series of speakers from ADR UK and the MoJ will then discuss some of the emerging findings from Data First and highlight how these will be used to feed in to existing and emerging priorities within criminal justice policy and practice. Respondents from Scotland will reflect on how the work undertaken by Data First might be replicated here.   

This seminar is aimed at policymakers, practitioners, analysts and research colleagues who are interested in crime and justice issues and want to learn more about using administrative data for policy-relevant research in the public good.

To register, please visit our Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unlocking-criminal-justice-data-findings-from-data-first-tickets-405257795977

Full details of the event and our speakers can be found in the programme here. 

This event is hosted by Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, which is part of ADR Scotland and is chaired by our Safer Communities research lead, Professor Susan McVie.

The Data First programme is led by MoJ and funded by Administrative Data Research UK, an Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC) investment.

This article was published on 31 Aug 2022

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