Research Seminar by Prof. Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Economics at The Department of Economics, University of Birmingham, UK was held on September 10, 2020.
Seminar Topic – Evidence based Policy Making: Illustrations from Policing and Criminal Justice Interventions
Abstract – This talk analysed what evidence based policy making is and what are the real world constraints to such an approach. Examples of use of evidence based approaches in policing and criminal justice interventions will be used to show its scope to improve decision making. In particular, we will discuss the use of data science and artificial intelligence to aid policy decisions. Limitations of this approach and real world constraints that impede the use of evidence to formulate policy was discussed.