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Public Profile

Title
Prof
First Name
Brian
Last Name
Francis
Job Title
Professor of Social Statistics
Employer/Institution
Lancaster University
Department/Unit
Maths and Statistics
Discipline
Statistics, Methodology & Computing
Other discipline / Specific area of work
Criminology; Criminal Justice; Social Statistics
Short Biography

I am a social statistician with interests in preference models, latent class methods for longitudinal data and categorical data problems. Applications are crucial to my work. I primarily research into quantitative criminology -both methodological and substantive problems - focusing on the criminal careers of offenders and social and developmental change. I am also interested in anaylsing administrative and survey data and am investigating issues related to violence and serious offending, including sexual offending and homicide.