Data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence: algorithmic decision-support and decision-making, to inform the real-time personalisation of services and interventions; natural language processing, feature extraction and analysis of complex textual data; artificial intelligence transparency, accountability, fairness, and ‘explainability’.


We want to build our internal capability to apply cutting-edge analytical and research methodologies. We are keen to engage with researchers across a range of disciplines, to explore how innovative methods could be applied to justice research.

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