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Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

  1. 2007
  2. Published

    A paired comparison approach for the analysis of sets of Likert-scale responses.

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B., Hatzinger, R. & Katzenbeisser, W., 04/2007, In: Statistical Modelling. 7, 1, p. 3 - 28

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. 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

  4. Published

    Modelling Change: New Opportunities in the Analysis of Microgenetic Data.

    Cheshire, A., Muldoon, K. P., Francis, B., Lewis, C. N. & Ball, L. J., 02/2007, In: Infant and Child Development. 16, 1, p. 119-134 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. Published

    A latent Markov model for detecting patterns of criminal activity.

    Francis, B. J., Bartolucci, F. & Pennoni, F., 01/2007, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A Statistics in Society. 170, 1, p. 115-132 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  6. Published

    Estimation issues and generational changes in modelling criminal career length

    Francis, B. J., Piquero, A. R. & Soothill, K., 01/2007, In: Crime and Delinquency. 53, 1, p. 84-105 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  7. 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

  8. Published
  9. Published

    On the treatment of missing observations in paired comparisons experiments

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B., Hatzinger, R. & Katzenbeisser, W., 2007, Proceedings of the 22nd International Workshop on Statistical Modelling. Barcelona, 2-6 July 2007 . del Castillo, J., Espinal, A. & Puig, P. (eds.). Barcelona: l'Institut d'Estadistica de Catalunya, p. 215-220 6 p.

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

  10. Published

    The Lancaster Postgraduate Statistics Centre CETL: building trust and statistical skills across disciplines

    Francis, B., Abram, B. & Peelo, M., 2007, CETL-MSOR Conference 2006 Loughborough University 11th – 12th September Conference Proceedings. Green, D. (ed.). Birmingham, UK: The Maths, Stats & OR Network

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

  11. Published

    Violent Life Events and Social Disadvantage: A Systematic Study of the Social Background of Various Kinds of Lethal Violence, Other Violent Crime, Suicide, and Suicide Attempts

    Christoffersen, M. N., Soothill, K. & Francis, B., 2007, In: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention. 8, 2, p. 157-184 28 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  12. 2006
  13. Published

    Socioeconomic gradients in smoking among young women : a British survey.

    Harman, J., Graham, H., Francis, B., Inskip, H. M. & Southampton Women Study Group, 1/12/2006, In: Social Science and Medicine. 63, 11, p. 2791-2800 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  14. Published

    Modelling dependency in multivariate paired comparisons: a log-linear approach.

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B., Hatzinger, R. & Katzenbeisser, W., 09/2006, In: Mathematical Social Sciences. 52, 2, p. 197-209 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  15. Published

    Pathways of disadvantage and smoking careers : evidence and policy implications.

    Graham, H., Inskip, H. M., Francis, B. & Harman, J., 09/2006, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 60, Supple 2, p. ii7-ii12

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  16. Published

    Socioeconomic lifecourse influences on women's smoking status in early adulthood.

    Graham, H., Francis, B., Inskip, H. M., Harman, J. & Southampton Women Study Group, 1/03/2006, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 60, 3, p. 228-233 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  17. Published

    Socioeconomic lifecourse influences on women's smoking status in early adulthood.

    Graham, H., Francis, B., Inskip, H. M. & Harman, J., 03/2006, In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 60, 3, p. 228-233 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  18. 2005
  19. 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

  20. Published

    Who is most at risk of becoming a convicted rapist? the likelihood of a rape conviction among the 1966 birth cohort in Denmark

    Christofferson, M. N., Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J., 06/2005, In: Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention. 61, 1, p. 39-56 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Statistical modelling in GLIM4

    Aitkin, M., Francis, B. J. & Hinde, J., 05/2005, 2nd ed. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 572 p.

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

  22. Published

    Developing Measures of Severity and Frequency of Reconviction

    Francis, B., Soothill, K., Humphreys, L. & Cutajar Bezzina, A., 2005, 86 p.

    Research output: Working paper

  23. Published

    Explaining changing patterns of crime: a focus on burglary and age-period-cohort models

    Francis, B. & Soothill, K. J., 2005, Questioning crime and criminology. Peelo, M. & Soothill, K. (eds.). Cullompton: Willan, p. 102-119 18 p.

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

  24. Published

    Grouping cancer patients by psychosocial needs.

    Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J., Awwad, F., Morris, S. M., Thomas, C. & McIllmurrary, M., 2005, In: Journal of Psychosocial Oncology. 22, 2, p. 90-109 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  25. Published

    Predicting Reconviction Rates in Northern Ireland

    Francis, B., Harman, J. & Humphreys, L., 2005, Belfast: Northern Ireland Office. 16 p. (Research and Statistical Bulletin; vol. 2005, no. 7/2005)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  26. Published

    What is the future repeat danger from sexual offenders against children? implications for policing

    Soothill, K. J., Harman, J., Francis, B. J. & Kirby, S., 2005, In: Police Journal. 78, 1, p. 37-45 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  27. 2004
  28. 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

  29. Published

    Multiple cohort data, delinquent generations and criminal careers.

    Francis, B. J., Ackerley, E. & Soothill, K., 05/2004, In: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. 20, 2, p. 103-126 24 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Profiles of crime recruitment: changing patterns over time.

    Ackerley, E., Francis, B. & Soothill, K., 8/04/2004, In: British Journal of Criminology. 44, 3, p. 401-418 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  31. 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

  32. Published

    Newspaper reporting and the public construction of homicide.

    Peelo, M., Francis, B., Pearson, J., Soothill, K. & Ackerley, E., 03/2004, In: British Journal of Criminology. 44, 2, p. 256-275 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. Published

    Fitting paired comparison models in R.

    Hatzinger, R. & Francis, B., 2004, Vienna: Department of Statistics and Mathematics, WU Wien.

    Research output: Working paper

  36. Published

    Gay homicide victims in England and Wales: helping the police with their enquiries.

    Leahy, S., Francis, B. J. & Miller, N., 2004, London: Home Office, 33 p. (Home Office Special Interest Series ; vol. 17).

    Research output: Working paperDiscussion paper

  37. Published

    Identifying patterns of offending behaviour: a new approach to typologies of crime.

    Francis, B. J., Fligelstone, R. & Soothill, K., 2004, In: European Journal of Criminology. 1, 1, p. 48-87 40 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  38. 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

  39. Published

    Using homicide data to assist murder investigations.

    Francis, B., Barry, J., Bowater, R., Miller, N., Soothill, K. & Ackerley, E., 2004, London: Home Office, 58 p. (Home Office Online Report ; vol. 26/04).

    Research output: Working paper

  40. 2003
  41. 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

  42. Published

    Place of death : analysis of cancer deaths in part of North West England.

    Gatrell, A. C., Harman, J. C., Francis, B. J., Thomas, C., Morris, S. M. & McIllmurray, M., 03/2003, In: Journal of Public Health Medicine. 25, 1, p. 53-58 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  43. Published

    Psychosocial needs in cancer patients related to religious belief.

    McIllmurray, M. B., Francis, B. J., Harman, J. C., Morris, S. M., Soothill, K. L. & Thomas, C., 1/01/2003, In: Palliative Medicine. 17, 1, p. 49-54 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  44. Published

    An upbringing to violence? identifying the likelihood of violent crime among the 1966 birth cohort in Denmark.

    Christoffersen, M. N., Francis, B. & Soothill, K., 2003, In: Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. 14, 2, p. 367-381 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  45. Published

    Measuring accessibility for remote rural populations.

    Kelly, M., Flowerdew, R., Francis, B. J. & Harman, J. C., 2003, Socio-economic applications of geographical information science.. Kidner, D. B., Higgs, G. & White, S. D. (eds.). London: Taylor and Francis, p. 199-222 24 p.

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

  46. Published

    Modelling repeated paired comparisons: an example from the British Household Panel Study

    Dittrich, R., Francis, B. & Katzenbeisser, W., 2003, Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Statistical Modelling, Leuven, Belgium. Verbeke, G., Molenberghs, G., Aerts, M. & Fieuws, S. (eds.). Leuven: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, p. 119-124 6 p.

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

  47. Published

    The universal, situational, and personal needs of cancer patients and their main carers.

    Soothill, K. L., Morris, S. M., Thomas, C., Harman, J. C., Francis, B. & McIllmurray, M. B., 2003, In: European Journal of Oncology Nursing. 7, 1, p. 5-13 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  48. 2002
  49. Published

    Homicide and the media: identifying the top cases in The Times

    Ackerley, E., Peelo, M. T., Francis, B. J., Soothill, K. & Pearson, J., 1/12/2002, In: The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice. 41, 5, p. 401-421 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  50. Published

    Cancer and faith: does it make a difference among cancer patients and their informal carers?

    Soothill, K. L., Morris, S., Harman, J., Thomas, C., Francis, B. J. & McIllmurray, M. B., 09/2002, In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 16, 3, p. 256-263 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  51. Published

    Analysing partial ranks by using smoothed paired comparison methods: an investigation of value orientation in Europe.

    Francis, B., Dittrich, R., Hatzinger, R. & Penn, R. D., 1/07/2002, In: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics). 51, 3, p. 319-336 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  52. Published

    Gender, ethics and social work : An international study of students' perceptions at entry into social work education

    D'Cruz, H., Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Christie, A., 04/2002, In: International Social Work. 45, 2, p. 149-165 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  53. Published

    Place of final care and death : patterns and preferences among cancer patients in the Morecambe Bay health authority.

    Morris, S. M., Harman, J. C., Gatrell, A. C., Francis, B. J. & Thomas, C., 04/2002, Proceedings of the palliative care congress. Sheffield

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

  54. Published

    Moral panics and the aftermath: a study of incest

    Soothill, K. L. & Francis, B. J., 02/2002, In: Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. 24, 1, p. 1-17 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  55. Published
  56. Published

    Exploring the relationship between homicide and level of violence in Great Britain

    Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J. & Ackerley, E., 2002, In: Security Journal. 15, 3, p. 256-263 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

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