Understanding legal precedents is critical to prosecutors and defense lawyers in plotting their strategy at trial and predicting the trial's outcome. In a project for Synergic Partners (now integrated within LUCA, Telefonica Data Unit), a consulting firm in Spain, this team used case law from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to develop an interactive system for analyzing the data. They demonstrated that the dashboard they developed could be connected to an external database to pull in additional information to complement the UNODC’s data. The team used Python, Kibana, Elastic Search and Shiny toexplore, validate and visualize their data and results.
Students: Lin He, Mandeep Singh, Bella Wang and Barbara Welsh.