Mathematical modelling of juvenile crime and social phenomena.
Tuesday 21 March, 2017
We explore the new area of research that members of the Complexity Cluster are working in.
The Complexity cluster has recently formed a new interdisciplinary network on the mathematical modelling of juvenile crime in Barbados and general mathematical modelling of social phenomena with researchers from Developmental and Experimental Psychology here in Oxford including Keble member Ann Dowker. A list of their work done so far is listed below.
Dr Ann Dowker is a University Research Lecturer at the Department of Experimental Psychology. Her interests include many aspects of developmental psychology and the psychology of individual differences, particularly language development; the development of ‘theory of mind’ and its relationship to other cognitive abilities; cultural and linguistic influences on cognition; and mathematical development and cognition. She is very interested in cross-cultural and cross-linguistic research on children’s development. Source: St Hilda's College
Pending grant applications
 TORCH application under the new network scheme: "Developmental Justice in a Global Scene: A Situational Study of Juvenile Offenders in Barbados". Network participants: Professor Alison Denham, Professor Maryanne Martin, Dr Ann Dowker, Dr Florence Seemungal, Dr Apala Majumdar and Mrs Atreyi Majumdar.
 John Fell Fund application on "Reforming Juvenile Justice". Interdisciplinary network application including staff members from developmental psychology, migration theory and mathematical modellers from the Complexity Cluster.
Successful grant applications
ESRC Impact Acceleration Knowledge Exchange Project: Using mathematical algorithms to identify risk and resilience factors in Barbadian young offenders. Grant of £2500 used to fund dialogue event on 18th January 2017.
Dialogue Event: "Juvenile Justice: Building Risk and Resilience with Educational and Psycho-Social Interventions". 18th January 2017, Keble College.
ESRC Impact Acceleration Knowledge Exchange Project Introductory Lecture: Using mathematical algorithms to identify risk and resilience factors in Barbadian young offenders. Speaker: Dr Florence Seemungal. 19th December 2016.