Juan Carlos Oyanedel is Director of the Quantitative Research Centre at Universidad Andres Bello in Santiago de Chile. He has extensive experience of public policy evaluation and survey work, and has held several government posts in the field of social statistics at the Chilean Institute for National Statistics and the Chilean Home Office, including the Technical Head of the Census and being in charge of the redesign of the National School Violence Survey and the Chilean Crime Survey. He participated in the Chilean criminal procedure reform as a senior consultant for the Judicial Reform Project implemented by the German Society for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) in Chile, carrying out baseline studies for the evaluation of the criminal procedure reform. He has been a Research Associate at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, King's College London and a Visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and Birkbeck College, University of London. He holds a PhD in Law from King's College London, a Master's in Education from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a Licentiate in Sociology from the University of Chile.