Data and Research in Law and Society

Time: Tuesday, 30thof January 2018, 12–16
Location: University of Eastern Finland, Aurora (room AU102)
Organizers: UEF Law School and UEF School of Computing


12:00 Opening of the Seminar , Mika Sutela (UEF Law School), Lauri Mehtätalo (Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Eastern Finland)

12:15 ‘Facial Profiling’ in the Halls of Justice: Race, Appearance and Criminal Punishment, Brian D. Johnson, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland (US)

13:00 Sentencing Disparities in the Crown Court: Look at the Judge before the Court , Jose Pina-Sánchez, Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology, School of Law, University of Leeds (UK)

13:45 Coffee break

14:15 Violent Resistance to a Public Official – Experiences of the Police , Henri Rikander, Inspector, Police University College (FI)

15:00 Spatial Data Analysis on District Court Reform , Olli Lehtonen, Senior Researcher, Natural Resources Institute Finland


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