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Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

  1. Published

    A cautionary tale: the sex offenders act 1997, the police and cautions.

    Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Sanderson, B., 1997, In: Criminal Law Review. p. 482-490 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  2. Published

    Paedophilia and paedophiles.

    Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Ackerley, E., 1998, In: New Law Journal. 148, 6844, p. 882-892 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Poisoned chalice or just deserts? (The Sex Offenders Act 1997).

    Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J., 09/1998, In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 9, 2, p. 281-293 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    Reviewing the pantheon of sexual offending.

    Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J., 1999, In: Amicus Curiae. 17, p. 4-8 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Homicide in Britain: a comparative study of rates in Scotland and England and Wales.

    Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J., Ackerley, E. & Collett, S., 1999, In: Crime and Criminal Justice Research Findings. 36

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    White-collars and black sheep: a twenty-year criminological follow-up of white-collar ex-offenders.

    Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Escarela, G., 1999, In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. 32, 3, p. 303-314 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. Published

    Homicide in Britain: a comparative study of rates in Scotland and England and Wales.

    Soothill, K., Francis, B. J., Ackerley, E. & Collett, S., 1999, Edinburgh: Scottish Executive Central Research Unit. 121 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  8. Published

    The criminal careers of arsonists

    Soothill, K., Ackerley, E. & Francis, B. J., 01/2004, In: Medicine, Science and the Law. 44, 1, p. 27-40 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  9. Published

    Changing patterns of offending behaviour among young adults.

    Soothill, K., Francis, B., Ackerley, E. & Humphreys, L., 01/2008, In: British Journal of Criminology. 48, 1, p. 75 - 95 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Published
  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Published

    Understanding criminal careers

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

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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)

  22. 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)

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. Published

    Comparison of plasma steroid and gonadotrophin profiles in spontaneous cycles in which conception did and did not occur

    Sobowale, O., Lenton, E. A., Francis, B. & Cooke, I. D., 06/1978, In: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 85, 6, p. 460-467 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  33. Published

    Discussion on the paper by Handcock, Raftery and Tantrum.

    Snijders, T. A. B., Robinson, T., Atkinson, A. C., Riani, M., Gormley, I. C., Murphy, T. B., Sweeting, T., Leslie, D. S., Longford, N. T., Kent, J. T., Lawrance, T., Airoldi, E. M., Besag, J., Blei, D., Fienberg, S. E., Breiger, R., Butts, C. T., Doreian, P., Batagelj, V., Ferligoj, A. & 29 others, Draper, D., Van Duijn, M. A. J., Faust, K., Petrescu-Prahova, M., Forster, J. J., Gelman, A., Goodreau, S. M., Greenwood, P. E., Gruenberg, K. T., Francis, B. J., Hennig, C., Hoff, P. D., Hunter, D. R., Husmeier, D., Glasbey, C., Krackhardt, D., Kuha, J., Skrondal, A., Lawson, A., Liao, T. F., Mendes, B., Draper, D., Reinert, G., Richardson, S., Lewin, A., Titterington, D. M., Wasserman, S., Werhli, A. V. & Ghazal, P., 03/2007, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 170, 2, p. 322-354

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

  34. Published

    Developing Statistical Consultancy Skills In Post-Graduate Students: a case study

    Sharples, S. J., Yeend, E. N., Francis, B., Ridall, G. & Booth, G., 07/2010, ICOTS 8 Proceedings: International conference on Teaching Statistics, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Reading, C. (ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: International Association for Statistical Education, 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  35. Published

    Joint developmental trajectories of victimization and offending in young people

    Sharples, S. J. & Francis, B. J., 2010, 2010 American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNConference contribution/Paperpeer-review

  36. Published

    Geographic influences on the uptake of infant immunisations: 1: concepts, models and aggregate analyses.

    Senior, M. L., New, S. J., Gatrell, T. & Francis, B. J., 1993, In: Environment and Planning A. 25, 3, p. 425-436 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  37. Published

    Geographic influences on the uptake of infant immunisations: 2: disaggregate analyses.

    Senior, M. L., New, S. J., Gatrell, T. & Francis, B. J., 1993, In: Environment and Planning A. 25, 4, p. 467-479 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  38. Published

    Statistical modelling: Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. Innsbruck, Austria, 10-14 July, 1995

    Seeber, G. (ed.), Francis, B. (ed.), Hatzinger, R. (ed.) & Steckel-Berger, G. (ed.), 1995, Berlin: Springer Verlag. 344 p. (Lecture Notes in Statistics; vol. 104)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsAnthology

  39. Published

    Do facial expressions develop before birth?

    Reissland, N., Francis, B., Mason, J. & Lincoln, K., 31/08/2011, In: PLoS ONE. 6, 8, 7 p., e24081 .

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  40. Published

    The quality of fetal arm movements as indicators of fetal stress

    Reissland, N. & Francis, B., 12/2010, In: Early Human Development. 86, 12, p. 813-816 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  41. Published

    Development of Fetal Yawn Compared with Non-Yawn Mouth Openings from 24-36 Weeks Gestation

    Reissland, N., Francis, B. & Mason, J., 22/11/2012, In: PLoS ONE. 7, 11, e50569.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  42. Published

    Can healthy fetuses show facial expressions of “pain” or “distress”?

    Reissland, N., Francis, B. & Mason, J., 5/06/2013, In: PLoS ONE. 8, 6, 7 p., e65530.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  43. Published

    The development of anticipation in the fetus: a longitudinal account of human fetal mouth movements in reaction to and anticipation of touch

    Reissland, N., Francis, B., Aydin, E., Mason, J. & Schaal, B., 07/2014, In: Developmental Psychobiology. 56, 5, p. 955-963 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    Laterality of foetal self-touch in relation to maternal stress

    Reissland, N., Aydin, E., Francis, B. & Exley, K., 2015, In: Laterality. 20, 1, p. 82-94 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  45. Published

    Development of prenatal lateralization: evidence from fetal mouth movements

    Reissland, N., Francis, B., Aydin, E., Mason, J. & Exley, K., 28/05/2014, In: Physiology and Behavior. 131, p. 160-163 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  46. Published

    Do fetuses move their lips to the sound that they hear? an observational feasibility study on auditory stimulation in the womb

    Reissland, N., Francis, B. J., Buttanshaw, L., Austen, J. & Reid, V. M., 1/03/2016, In: Pilot and Feasibility Studies. 2, 14, p. 1-7 7 p., 14.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  47. Published

    The Fetal Observable Movement System (FOMS)

    Reissland, N., Francis, B. J. & Buttanshaw, L., 6/04/2016, Fetal development: research on brain and behavior, environmental influences and emerging technologies. Reissland, N. & Kisilevsky, B. (eds.). New York: Springer International Publishing, p. 153-175 23 p.

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

  48. Published

    Extending the Cochran rule for the comparison of word frequencies between corpora

    Rayson, P., Berridge, D. & Francis, B., 03/2004, p. 926-936. 11 p.

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

  49. Published

    The taxonomic status of Tilia Dasystyla in Crimea, Ukraine.

    Pigott, C. D. & Francis, B. J., 1999, In: Edinburgh Journal of Botany. 56, 2, p. 161-174 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  50. E-pub ahead of print

    Police risk assessment and case outcomes in missing person investigations

    Phoenix, J. & Francis, B., 25/04/2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles. 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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