PhD studentship opportunity entry Sept 2023 - Assessing Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

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

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

About the project : The Lammy Review of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) representation in the Criminal Justice System 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.
Ideally, the chosen candidate will begin their studies in September 2023, but it may also be possible to start in January 2024.
This studentship is open to candidates of all nationalities.
Applicants should expect to complete / have completed a taught MSc in Statistics, Mathematics or a related discipline (e.g. Economics, etc.) or equivalent, plus an undergraduate degree of good standing.

For more details of the project and how to apply, visit our webpage :


Application deadline : Thursday 27 July 2023


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