Quantitative Criminology workshop


This two day course will be taught by Dr Leslie Humphreys, Lancaster University and has been organised jointly by the University and AQMeN.

Course description
The course will start with a summary of the different methods of measuring crime, touching on recent newspaper debates on the relative merits of a survey approach compared to police recording. The rest of the first day will be a discussion of various types of study (experimental, and quasi experimental) and methods of analysing such data (matched case-control, case –control and propensity score matching. The second day will cover advances in latent class and latent growth curve analysis and latent trajectory modelling for understanding criminal offending.

A highlight of this course is its topicality – most of the references and textbooks have been published only recently.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand and fit a wide variety of latent structure models to criminological data. 
  • Understand the various types of research design used in quantitative criminological studies. 
  • Carry out a propensity score analysis. 
  • Gain state of the art knowledge in the analysis of criminological data, and to be able to carry out such analyses. 
  • Understand and criticise a number of recent papers published in the literature. 
  • Understand the need for design in evaluation, and the various methods used in such evaluation.

Registration deadline: 13th May 2014

Further information and booking 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 09:00 to Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 16:00
Lancaster University/AQMeN
Lancaster University

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