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2018 - Unlocking the Power of Data for Criminal Justice Research, Policy-Making and Practice

The ACJRD 21st Annual Conference Report ‘Unlocking the Power of Data for Criminal Justice Research, Policy-Making and Practice’ was launched on Tuesday 10th September.

To download a copy of the report please click here

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ACJRD Council Members Pauline Shields, Tony O'Donovan and Maura Butler at the Conference Report launch event.

How potentially powerful are traditional, digital and automated data in Criminal Justice Policy, Practice and Research when collated, analysed, compared, legislated for, accessed and disseminated within appropriate ethical parameters?

How has all such data been unlocked or how might it be utilised in the future to:
• develop policy in a national and international context on an evidence-based foundation, where its methodological validity is accepted?
• motivate positive outcomes for prosecutors, juveniles, victims of crime, probation supervision, reintegration of offenders and a safer society?
• impact crime prevention, human rights, fair trial procedures, access for researchers and appropriate data protection?

The above issues were addressed by a programme of plenary speakers and workshop presenters from within our jurisdiction and at European level on Friday, 5th October, 2018, at the 21st Annual Conference of the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development, “Unlocking the Power of Data for Criminal Justice Research, Policy-Making and Practice”.