Quantitative Criminology workshop

Details: 

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 

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

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