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Professor Brian Francis

Professor of Social Statistics

  1. 2001
  2. Published

    Informal carers of cancer patients : what are their unmet psychosocial needs?

    Soothill, K. L., Morris, S., Harman, J., Francis, B. J., Thomas, C. & McIllmurray, M. B., 11/2001, In: Health and Social Care in the Community. 9, 6, p. 464-475 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  3. Published

    The significant unmet needs of cancer patients: probing psychosocial concerns.

    Soothill, K. L., Morris, S., Harman, J., Francis, B. J., Thomas, C. & McIllmurray, M. B., 11/2001, In: Supportive Care in Cancer. 9, 8, p. 597-605 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  4. Published

    The psychosocial needs of cancer patients : findings from an observational study.

    McIllmurray, M. B., Thomas, C., Francis, B. J., Morris, S., Soothill, K. L. & Al-Hamad, A., 12/2001, In: European Journal of Cancer Care. 10, 4, p. 261-269 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  5. 2002
  6. 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

  7. Published

    Murder and serious sexual assault: what criminal histories can reveal about future serious offending. : Supplementary tables

    Soothill, K. L., Francis, B. J., Ackerley, E., Fligelstone, R. & Ranalli, G., 2002, Murder and serious sexual assault : what criminal histories can reveal about future serious offending. 144 ed. London: Home Office, (Police research series paper).

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

  8. Published

    Patterns of offending behaviour: a new approach (Full report)

    Soothill, K., Francis, B. & Fligelstone, R., 2002, London: Home Office. 105 p. (Home Office Research Findings; vol. 171)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsMonograph

  9. Published

    The Police National Computer and the Offenders Index: can they be combined for research purposes? Full Report

    Francis, B. & Crosland, P., 2002, London: Home Office. 92 p. (Home Office Online Report; vol. 04/02)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  10. Published

    The Police National Computer and the Offenders Index: can they be combined for research purposes?

    Francis, B., Crosland, P. & Harman, J., 2002, Home Office. 4 p. (Home Office Research Findings; no. 170)

    Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsCommissioned report

  11. Published
  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 2003
  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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)

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 2004
  27. Published

    Fitting paired comparison models in R.

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

    Research output: Working paper

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. 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

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 2005
  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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

  47. 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

  48. 2006
  49. 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

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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

  53. 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

  54. 2007
  55. Published
  56. 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)

  57. 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)

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