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Mr. Ben Matthews

Research Fellow in Criminology

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Dr Ben Matthews is a quantitative social researcher interested in understanding the recent crime drop in Scotland, and particularly how it relates to inequalities in convictions across characteristics such as age, sex and income. Methodologically, Ben has worked extensively with administrative data, longitudinal methods and data visualization.

Ben completed his PhD in 2017 at the University of Edinburgh, analysing conviction trends in Scotland between 1989 and 2011. Before joining the Understanding Inequalities team, Ben was a Research Associate at the Administrative Data Research Centre – Scotland, working on a number of projects in criminology and social work using linked administrative datasets.




Research activities & awards

  1. Two countries, lots of models and one secret weapon: Two applications of the "many models" workflow

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation

  2. Griffith Univ, Griffith University

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

  3. How distinctive is Glasgow in patterns of victimisation, violence and imprisonment?

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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