Dr Jose Pina-Sánchez

Dr Jose Pina-Sánchez


I joined the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in Quantitative Criminology in 2015. I obtained my PhD in Social Statistics in 2014 at the University of Manchester. Previously I worked as a consultant in Public Policy Evaluation and as a research intern at the Sentencing Council for England and Wales. During the 2014/2015 academic year I worked as a Fellow in Statistics at the LSE.

Research interests

During my PhD I studied the problem of measurement error in survey data. At the moment I am investigating the effectiveness of different strategies for the adjustment of measurement error affecting police data.

Following my ESRC internship at the Sentencing Council I have been exploring the measurement of key sentencing questions such as those of consistency, discrimination, individualisation, and severity, using quantitative methods. 

More recently I have been studying the relationship between procedural justice, legitimacy and compliance with the police and tax authorities using longitudinal data and causal analysis.

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Student education

I am an Associate Fellow with the UK Higher Education Academy.  I am the module leader for the undergraduate and postgraduate modules on "Research Methods in Criminology and Criminal Justice", where most of my teaching is concentrated. I am also responsible for the QStep Quantitative Pathway in Criminology and Criminal Justice, where I also lead the module "Quantitative Social Research II".  I have previously taught undergraduate courses on Quantitative Research, Statistical Modelling and Survey Methodology.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
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