Assessing inequality in the Criminal Justice System using novel causal inference methods and Bayesian spatial models

London School of Economics and Political Science

About the Project

LSE’s Department of Statistics is pleased to offer a PhD studentship funded by Administrative Data Research UK (ADR UK).

Ideally, the chosen candidate will begin their studies in September 2023, but it may also be possible to start in January 2024.

The project

Assessing inequality in the Criminal Justice System using novel causal inference methods and Bayesian spatial models

Supervisors: Dr Sara Geneletti and Professor Fiona Steele

About the project: The Lammy Review showed evidence of discrimination in the Criminal Justice System. The aim of this project is to use causal inference methods to corroborate these findings by quantifying the impact of discrimination in sentencing using Data First: Criminal Justice System Linked Datasets.

The studentship will cover tuition fees and provide a maintenance stipend for 4 years and is open to candidates of all nationalities. 

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