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Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

  1. Published

    Kidnapping: a criminal profile of persons convicted 1979-2001.

    Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Ackerley, E., 01/2007, In: Behavioral Sciences and the Law. 25, 1, p. 69 - 84 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  2. Published

    The reporting trajectories of top homicide cases in the media: a case study of The Times.

    Soothill, K., Peelo, M. T., Pearson, J. & Francis, B., 01/2004, In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 43, 1, p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    The persistent offenders debate: a focus on temporal changes.

    Soothill, K. L., Ackerley, E. & Francis, B. J., 1/11/2003, In: Criminal Justice. 3, 4, p. 389-412 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    Identifying future repeat danger from sexual offenders against children: a focus on those convicted and those strongly suspected of such crime.

    Soothill, K., Harman, J., Francis, B. & Kirby, S., 1/06/2005, In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 16, 2, p. 225-247 23 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published
  6. Published

    Does serious offending lead to homicide? exploring the interrelationships and sequencing of serious crime.

    Soothill, K., Francis, B. & Liu, J., 07/2008, In: British Journal of Criminology. 48, 4, p. 522-537 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Fewer convicted but more imprisoned.

    Soothill, K. & Francis, B. J., 05/2004, In: Magistrate. 60, 5, p. 144-145 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Perjury and false statements: a criminal profile of persons convicted, 1979-2001.

    Soothill, K. & Francis, B. J., 2004, In: Criminal Law Review. p. 926-935 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Understanding criminal careers

    Soothill, K., Fitzpatrick, C. & Francis, B., 2009, Cullompton: Willan. 204 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  10. Published

    The importance of co-convictions in the prediction of dangerous recidivism: blackmail and kidnapping as a demonstration study

    Soothill, K., Francis, B. & Liu, J., 02/2010, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 10, 1, p. 23-36 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Exploring Paradigms of Crime Reduction

    Soothill, K., Christoffersen, M. N., Hussain, M. A. & Francis, B., 03/2010, In: British Journal of Criminology. 50, 2, p. 222-238 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Considering paradigms of crime reduction in different contexts

    Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 04/2011, National and international perspectives on crime and policing: Towards a coherent strategy for crime reduction in South Africa beyond 2010. Gould, C. (ed.). Pretoria: Institute for Security Studies, p. 1-17 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  13. Published

    Blackmail, kidnapping and threats to kill: Chapter 21

    Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 2010, Handbook on Crime. Brookman, F., Maguire, M., Pierpoint, H. & Bennett, T. (eds.). Cullompton: Willan, p. 393-414 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  14. Published

    Keeping information on Police databases

    Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 09/2009, In: Criminal Law and Justice Weekly. 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  15. Published

    The debate rumbles on: The measurement tail is now wagging the dog

    Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 01/2010, In: New Law Journal. 7401, p. 94-95 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Keeping the DNA link

    Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 2009, In: New Law Journal. 159, p. 73-78 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Killer instinct: can convictions for serious offences indicate who is more likely to kill?.

    Soothill, K., Liu, J. & Francis, B., 2008, In: Police Review. 116, p. 6004-6004 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  18. Published

    Criminal convictions among children and young adults: changes over time.

    Soothill, K., Ackerley, E. & Francis, B., 2008, In: Criminology and Criminal Justice. 8, 3, p. 297-315 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  19. Published

    Sexual reconvictions and the Sex Offenders Act 1997 part 2

    Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 1997, In: New Law Journal. 147, 6807, p. 1324-1325 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  20. Published

    Middle-Class Offenders: A 35-Year Follow-Up

    Soothill, K., Humphreys, L. & Francis, B., 07/2012, In: British Journal of Criminology. 52, 4, p. 765-786 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Middle-class offenders as employees – assessing the risk: a 35-year follow-up

    Soothill, K., Humphreys, L. & Francis, B., 08/2013, In: Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 52, 6, p. 407-420 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  22. Published

    The value of finding employment for white-collar ex-offenders: A 20-year criminological follow-up

    Soothill, K., Francis, B. & Ackerley, E., 1/09/1997, In: British Journal of Criminology. 37, 4, p. 582-592 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  23. Published

    Generalised additive models in GLIM4.

    Stasinopoulos, D. M. & Francis, B. J., 1993, In: GLIM Newsletter. 22, p. 30-36 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Older People and Dissatisfaction with Wheelchair Services.

    Stewart, J., Sapey, B., Humphreys, L., Francis, B. & Donaldson, G., 03/2008, In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research. 10, 1, p. 17-28 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Software for routine record linkage in public health.

    Stott, D., Francis, B. & Wain, R., 1994, Current Perspectives in Healthcare Computing 1994: Conference proceedings.. Weybridge: British Journal of Healthcare Computing, p. 681-686

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  26. Published

    Medical applications in GLIM4

    Swan, T. & Francis, B., 1992, Advances in GLIM and Statistical Modelling.. Fahrmeir, L., Francis, B., Gilchrist, R. & Tutz, G. (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  27. Published

    The psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their main carers.

    Thomas, C., Morris, S., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Harman, J. C., 2001, Lancaster : University of Lancaster.

    Research output: Other contribution

  28. Published

    What are the 'needs' of cancer patients and their main carers?

    Thomas, C., Morris, S., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K. L., Ledwith, F. & Francis, B. J., 1999, In: European Journal of Cancer. 35, Supplement 4, p. s21-s22

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  29. Published

    What are the 'needs' of cancer patients and their main carers?

    Thomas, C., Morris, S., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K. L., Ledwith, F. & Francis, B. J., 09/1999, Proceedings of the ECCO European Cancer Conference. Vienna

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  30. Published

    The psychosocial needs of cancer patients and their main carers.

    Thomas, C., Morris, S. M., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K. L., Ledwith, F., Francis, B. J. & Al-Hamad, A., 09/1999, Proceedings of the Lancaster University industry conference. Lancaster: University of Lancaster

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter

  31. Published

    What are the ‘needs’ of cancer patients and their main carers? [Poster]

    Thomas, C., Morris, S., McIllmurray, M. B., Soothill, K., Ledwith, F., Francis, B. & Al-Hamad, A., 1999.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Poster

  32. Published

    Modeling Microgenetic Data

    Towse, A., Lewis, C. & Francis, B., 2012, Encyclopedia of the Sciences of Learning. Seel, N. (ed.). Berlin: Springer, p. 2317-2320 4 p. (Springer Reference).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  33. Published

    Statistical modelling: a selection of papers from the 6. International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Utrecht, the Netherlands, 15-19 July, 1991

    Van Der Heijden, P., Jansen, W., Francis, B. & Seeber, G., 1992, Amsterdam: Elsevier. 354 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  34. Published

    Overview of the worldwide best practices for rape prevention and for assisting women victims of rape

    Walby, S., Olive, P., Towers, J., Francis, B., Strid, S., Krizsán, A., Lombardo, E., May-Chahal, C., Franzway, S., Sugarman, D. & Agarwal, B., 10/10/2013, European Parliament. 212 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  35. Published

    The decline in the rate of domestic violence has stopped: removing the cap on repeat victimisation reveals more violence

    Walby, S., Towers, J. & Francis, B., 2014, Lancaster: Lancaster University. 4 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsOther report

  36. Published

    Mainstreaming domestic and gender-based violence into sociology and the criminology of violence

    Walby, S., Towers, J. & Francis, B., 18/12/2014, In: The Sociological Review. 62, S2, p. 187–214 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  37. Published

    Stopping rape: towards a comprehensive policy

    Walby, S., Olive, P., Towers, J., Francis, B., Strid, S., Krizsan, A., Lombardo, E., May-Chahal, C., Franzway, S., Sugarman, D., Aganwal, B. & Armstrong, J., 22/07/2015, Bristol: Policy Press. 308 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  38. Published

    Is violence increasing or decreasing? a new methodology to measure repeat attacks making visible the significance of gender and domestic relations

    Walby, S., Towers, J. & Francis, B., 1/11/2016, In: British Journal of Criminology. 56, 6, p. 1203-1234 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  39. Published

    Study on the gender dimension of trafficking in human beings

    Walby, S., Apitzsch, B., Armstrong, J. E., Balderston, S., Szmagalska-Follis, K., Francis, B. J., Kelly, L., May-Chahal, C. A., Rashid, A., Shire, K., Towers, J. & Tunte, M., 16/03/2016, 240 p. Luxembourg : European Commission.

    Research output: Other contribution

  40. Published

    Study on comprehensive policy review of anti-trafficking projects funded by the European Commission: HOME/2014/ISFP/PR/THBX/0052

    Walby, S., Towers, J., Francis, B. J., Shire, K., Kelly, L., Apitzsch, B., Armstrong, J. E., Balderston, S., Fish, A. R., Hardaker, C., Kirby, S., May-Chahal, C. A. & Palmer, C. E., 17/10/2016, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 106 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  41. Published

    The concept and measurement of violence against women and men

    Walby, S., Towers, J., Balderston, S., Corradi, C., Francis, B. J., Heiskanen, M., Helweg-Larsen, K., Mergaert, L., Olive, P., Palmer, C. E., Stockl, H. & Strid, S., 14/02/2017, Policy Press.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  42. Published

    The brightness-weight illusion: darker objects look heavier but feel lighter

    Walker, P., Francis, B. J. & Walker, L., 2010, In: Experimental Psychology. 57, 6, p. 462-469 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  43. Published

    A common scheme for cross-sensory correspondences across stimulus domains

    Walker, L., Walker, P. & Francis, B., 2012, In: Perception. 41, 10, p. 1186-1192 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    A common scheme for cross-sensory correspondences across stimulus domains

    Walker, L., Walker, P. & Francis, B., 2012, p. 67-67. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Conference paperpeer-review

  45. Published

    A common scheme for cross-sensory correspondences across stimulus domains

    Walker, L., Walker, P. & Francis, B., 2012, In: Seeing and Perceiving. 25, Suppl. 1, p. 67-67 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  46. Published

    The size-brightness correspondence: evidence for crosstalk among aligned conceptual feature dimensions

    Walker, P., Walker, L. & Francis, B., 11/2015, In: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 77, 8, p. 2694-2710 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  47. Published

    Cross-sensory correspondences: heaviness is dark and low-pitched

    Walker, P., Scallon, G. & Francis, B. J., 1/07/2017, In: Perception. 46, 7, p. 772-792 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  48. Published

    Heaviness-brightness correspondence and stimulus-response compatibility

    Walker, P., Scallon, G. & Francis, B., 1/05/2020, In: Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics. 82, p. 1949-1970 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  49. Published

    Physiotherapists who trained at Sheffield and St. Thomas' Hospital 1952-1970: Centre eight paper

    Ward, A. W. M., Davison, C. & Francis, B., 1977, In: Health and Social Services Journal. 87, 4567, p. F17-F24 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  50. Published

    Physiotherapist's careers

    Ward, A. W. M., Davison, C. & Francis, B., 1977, In: Physiotherapy. 63, p. 314-315 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  51. Published

    On the Unreliability of Multiple Systems Estimation for Estimating the Number of Potential Victims of Modern Slavery in the UK

    Whitehead, J., Jackson, J., Balch, A. & Francis, B., 2/01/2021, In: Journal of Human Trafficking. 7, 1, p. 1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  52. E-pub ahead of print

    Whitehead et al. Response to “Misunderstandings of Multiple Systems Estimation.”

    Whitehead, J., Jackson, J., Balch, A. & Francis, B., 6/11/2020, In: Journal of Human Trafficking. 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  53. Published

    Gassing during the growth of bacteriological infection.

    Whittaker, J. C., Francis, B. J. & Whittaker, J., 1996, In: Student. 1, 3, p. 211-214 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  54. Published

    TRAMSS website: teaching resources and materials for social scientists

    Wiggins, D., Beedham, H., Francis, B., Goldstein, H., Hanavy, M., Harman, J., Leyland, A., Rasbash, J. & Smith, F., 1999

    Research output: Exhibits, objects and web-based outputsWeb publication/site

  55. Published

    Effects of over-winter fumigation with sulfur and nitrogen dioxides on biochemical parameters and spring growth in red spruce

    Wolfenden, J., Pearson, M. & Francis, B., 01/1991, In: Plant, Cell and Environment. 14, 1, p. 35-45 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  56. Published

    Progress towards the early diagnosis of forest decline.

    Wolfenden, J., Cape, J. N., Francis, B., Melhorn, H. & Wellburn, A., 1991, Acid Depositions in Europe: Environmental Effects, Strategies and Policy Options. Chadwick, M. J. & Hutton, M. (eds.). Stockholm: Stockholm Environment Institute, p. 59-79 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

  57. Published

    Use of carotenoid ratios, ethylene emissions and buffer capacities for the early diagnosis of forest decline.

    Wolfenden, J., Robinson, D. C., Cape, J. N., Paterson, I. S., Francis, B., Mehlhorn, H. & Wellburn, A., 05/1988, In: New Phytologist. 109, 1, p. 85-95 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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