The application of scientific, quantitative methods to questions of policy and practice in criminal justice
About Us
Justice Episteme is a start-up, aiming at the provision of analytical support to the criminal justice sector and the wider community concerned with offender related social or health policy and practice. We are independent of any political affiliation, guided in our views by sound scientific principles and relevant evidence.  We seek to form appropriate partnerships with similarly minded organisations and individuals.

We take a strategic approach and focus on quantitative methods and techniques, to measure the performance  and outcomes of systems and interventions, creating the evidence needed for sound decisions on policy or reform programmes.

We specialise in modelling and simulation techniques, better to understand the factors at play, and to give confidence in the results. Examples of the application of such techniques are available on this website.

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Savas Hadjipavlou

Savas Hadjipavlou is the founding director of Justice Episteme. Between 2014 to 2016 he was a founding Director and Chief Executive of the Probation Institute, which formed as an independent professional body for probation and community justice workers. From 2011 to 2014 he was Chief Executive of the Probation Chiefs Association. As a former senior civil servant in the Ministry of Justice, Department of Health and Home Office, he has an extensive background in justice and health policy, and in service development.   He has, in particular, led policy and service reforms in the provision of health services for offenders and their integration into the National Health Service.  Savas was educated as a scientist and holds a DPhil from Oxford University.