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University of Technology Sydney

CB07.02.025 (lower level theatre of Vicki Sara Science Building)

67 Thomas St

Broadway, NSW 2007

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This is a public lecture sponsored through the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers (ACEMS). The presentation will be pitched at a smart but non-technical audience, aiming to provide an overview of how data science and in particular statistical modelling can be used to inform a more effective criminal justice system. Dr Suzanne Poynton, Acting Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, will open the session with some introductory remarks to set the context. Dr Joanna Wang, who is a Research Statistician at the Bureau, will go into a more detailed description of how statistical modelling is used to help extract actionable insight from the Bureau's extensive database on criminal offenders in NSW. She will go into some depth on one recent specific project that compares the recidivism rates of offenders who received an intensive correction order with those sentenced to short prison sentence.

There will be a reception from 5:30 to 6:30, preceding the talk which will go from 6:30 to 7:30

For more information, please visit the ACEMS website: www.acems.org.au/events/UTS-Lecture-Better-Justice


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