PIMS Lunchbox Lecture: Alexander Rutherford

  • Date: 03/30/2016
Alexander Rutherford, Complex Systems Modelling Group at SFU

University of British Columbia, Robson Square, Vancouver


Operational Research and the Criminal Justice System. [video]


A video of this event is available on mathtube.org.


The Criminal Justice System is responsible for upholding public safety through the enforcement of laws, the apprehension, prosecution, and judging of suspects, and the administration of community and custodial sentences. It is highly complex, with interactions between police, prosecutors, judges, the court, and correctional services. Effective and efficient administration of justice is important for maintaining public safety.


We present an overview of operational research modelling applied to the Criminal Justice System. Two case studies are considered: a systems dynamics model of the impact of the 2010 impaired driving legislation in British Columbia and a queue network model of the impact of the Truth in Sentencing Act of Canada.



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Time: 12:00pm 

**A light lunch will be served before the lecture. Please RSVP below.** 


Location: UBC at Robson Square, 800 Robson St., Room C485


Registration: This event is free but registration is required. Please RSVP by selecting the LOGIN tab at the bottom of this page. You will then be requested to create a PIMS Account and then sign up for the event. Registration closes once we are at a capacity.