Building Capacity Around the Neulaw Criminal Records Database
- Published: December 19, 2014
- Written by Joshua Preston
In September 2014, the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to “build community and capacity around data-intensive research.” The money will be used to implement, support, and expand the Neulaw Criminal Records Database (NCRD), which so far includes more than 23 million records from three major jurisdictions. As a catalyst for new levels of analyses, collaborators and visiting scholars will be given access to the full NCRD and encouraged to combine it with their own data. Read the full abstract here.
This new database has the potential to transform criminal research and promises results across and beyond the contributing disciplines. It provides an unprecedented level of detail about offenders, their crimes, and their interactions with the criminal…