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An inside job: Using criminology, police data and a lot of nouse

February 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professor Betsy Stanko discusses how we can better utilise crime data to drive forward evidence and data informed approaches to policing.

This seminar draws on the speaker’s decade and a half inside the London Metropolitan Police and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) as Head of Evidence and Insight. An academic criminologist in her first life, Betsy Stanko’s role in the Met and MOPAC is little understood to those on the outside. She will talk about data, police data, criminal justice data, criminology as insight, and challenging policy and practice inside the belly of the beast.

Speaker Biography:

Professor Betsy Stanko OBE retired (April 2016) as Head, Evidence and Insight, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime in London. She is currently Chair of the Ministry of Justice’s Data, Evidence, and Science Board, Strategic Advisor to a Home Office Police Transformation Fund project focused to uplift learning and development in policing across England and Wales and Academic Advisor to the Vulnerability and Serious Crime Programme at the College of Policing. Professor Stanko has been awarded a number of academic lifetime achievement awards, including the prestigious American Society of Criminology’s Vollmer Award (1996), recognising her outstanding influence on criminal justice practice.


10.00: Introductory Remarks, Professor Susan McVie, Co-Director and Lead for Safer Communities Strategic Impact Programme, Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research, University of Edinburgh

10.10: Talk by Professor Betsy Stanko

11.00: Q&A


Scottish Centre for Administrative Data Research


Conference Room, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
High School Yards Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ
Edinburgh, EH1 1LZ GB
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