Understanding Attitudes Towards Criminal Justice Using News and Social Media

3:20 pm - 3:40 pm

Objective: Guidance
Audience Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Session Type: Presentation

We demonstrate the use of NLP and sentiment analysis methods to understand public attitudes towards the UK criminal justice system. In collaboration with the UK Ministry of Justice, we analysed news articles and social media related to the conviction and sentencing of perpetrators in two criminal cases. It is envisioned that these insights could be used to inform their policy-making process.


, Data Scientist and Technical Partnerships Manager, Thomson Reuters Labs, Thomson Reuters