2017:

May 3: Cynthia Lum awarded the Inaugural President’s Medal for Social Impact at George Mason University.

May 2: Weisburd honored by the American Society of Criminology, George Mason University News.

April 29: Daniel Nagin, CEBCP Advisory Board member, awarded the National Academies of Sciences Award for Scientific Reviewing

April 27: Lum’s work featured in NPR news article,“Scientists Hunt Hard Evidence On How Cop Cameras Affect Behavior”.

April 26: Charlotte Gill awarded the prestigious Carnegie Fellowship for her work on police-community partnerships.

April 25: Weisburd’s work featured in The Washington Times article,“Most homicides in U.S. occurred in 5 percent of counties, says study”.

March 8: Lum and Koper’s work featured in George Mason news article,“New lab at Mason aims to improve proactive policing in communities”.

February 10: Weisburd quoted in Paste article,“Fighting Violence with “Righteous Violence”: How Will America’s Police Be Trained in Trump’s America”.

January 28: “Crime Fighting Requires Laser Focus on Hot Spots” – David Weisburd highlighted.

January 9: David Weisburd comments on gun violence and prevention in The Guardian article, “Want to fix gun violence in America? Go local.”

2016:

December 31: Anthony Braga and David Weisburd’s article on pulling levers reflected on by The San Bernardino Sun.

October 3: Lum featured in Washington Post article, “Guest Post: How to reinvent American policing.”

September 29: Weisburd featured in The Daily Dot article, “The truth about stop-and-frisk practices.”

September 8: Lum featured in Undark article, “Breaking Down ‘Broken Windows.’”

September 3: Weisburd featured in Seattle Times article, “Did Seattle’s downtown drug crackdown push crimes elsewhere?”

August 11: Weisburd’s new book discussed in The Trace article, “The Wonk’s Guide to What Works, and What Doesn’t, When Policing Violent Crime.”

July 19: Lum discusses body cameras in Diverse: Issues in Higher Education article, “Scholar Warns Police Body Cams may be Used to Show Underrepresented in Worst Light.”

July 8: Robinson quoted in Politico article, “Former leader of Obama policing task force: Trump won’t deliver reforms.”

July 6: The CEBCP is discussed in The Roanoke Times’ column, “Roanoke County police project focuses on getting services to those with mental illness.”

June 27: CEBCP faculty and grad students participate in the first International Summer School for Policing Scholarship.

June 26: Weisburd and Yang’s work on stop, question, and frisk featured in New York Daily News column, “Get the NYPD stats right, Mayor de Blasio.”

May 20: The CEBCP is discussed in The Hill’s column about body worn cameras, “It would be a crime not to know more about body cameras.”

March 10: Gill and Yang’s work on police response to mental health featured in the News at Mason article “Mason criminologists aim to help police better handle mental health calls.”

March 9: Weisburd Quoted in Dallas Observer article “Will Dallas’ Violent Crime Task Force Work?”

March 2: Lum and Koper’s report on body worn cameras featured in The Washington Post article “What do we know about police body cameras? Survey says: Not much.”

February 3: George Mason University receives top research ranking from Carnegie.

January 23: Cynthia Lum responds to article on citizens’ rating of police officers in the Letters Section of The Economist.

January 16: Nicholas Kristof references Christopher Koper’s study in his op-ed in The New York Times article “Some Inconvenient Gun Facts for Liberals.”

January 9: CEBCP referenced in The Sacramento Bee article “Police need to rely more on science, less on their ‘gut’.”

January 7: The Technology Project by Koper, Lum, Willis, Woods and Hibdon is highlighted in The Crime Report article “Can New Technology improve policing?”

2015:

December 29: Congratulations to Cody Telep, Renee Mitchell and David Weisburd, who were awarded the Donal MacNamara Paper Award from ACJS for their Justice Quarterly article on Hot Spots Policing in Sacramento.

November 19: CEBCP Senior Fellow Stephen Mastrofski is the recipient of the American Society of Criminology, Division of Policing Lifetime Achievement Award.

November 9: David Weisburd, Cynthia Lum and Stephen Mastrofski selected as members of the National Academies of Sciences “Committee on Proactive Policing – Effects on Crime, Communities, and Civil Liberties.”

November 2: Xiaoyun Wu, graduate researcher at the CEBCP, is profiled in the Mason Magazine.

October 16: David Weisburd quoted in The Huffington Post article, “This Police Department May Ban People Arrested For Crimes From Public Areas.”

October 14: Roanoke County Police could implement new grant for mental health services, allowing crisis response teams to assist officers. The CEBCP will partner to develop evidence-based practices.

October 13: Lum et al.’s research cited in the Mother Jones article, “Why No One Really Knows a Better Way to Train Cops.”

August 28: CEBCP’s Hall of Fame Member Hassan Aden blogs on how Police Should Engage in Local Justice System Reform to Build Trust and Strengthen Communities for the Huffington Post.

August 20: Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay recommends ‘The Criminology of Place’ from his reading list. The Pittsburgh Comet.

August 20: David Weisburd’s study on stop-and-frisk featured in Study: NYPD’s stop-and-frisk cuts crime in hot spots, but so do other policing efforts. Newsday.

August 19: Ted Gest writes about the CECBP-Police Foundation Symposium in The Crime Report.

August 4: David Weisburd comments on deterrence and broken windows in “New York public urination debate tests ‘broken windows’ theory of crime”. CBC News.

August 4: Cynthia Lum is interviewed about evidence-based policing in “Policing by the numbers: Post-Ferguson.” Next City News.

July 30: Julie Grieco, CEBCP graduate research assistant, is highlighted in George Mason University News about her dissertation research in police academies.

July 24: “David Weisburd Reappointed to DOJ Science Advisory Board”, George Mason University News. Professor Weisburd will serve a two-year term on the Board of 18 experts in the field of criminal justice.

July 9: David Weisburd on the culture change needed by the Israeli Police in “Looking for a supercop: Who can save the Israel Police from itself?” The Times of Israel.

June 24: Cynthia Lum and Daniel Nagin commentary on “Reinventing American Policing” in The Crime Report.

June 16: CEBCP Senior Fellow Sue-Ming Yang and Affiliated Scholar Joshua Hinkle cited in “Pros and Cons of ‘Broken Window’ Crime Prevention Strategy” in Newsmax.

June 10: David Weisburd Offers New Take On Stop-And-Frisk. The Jewish Week.

May 11: “What Would A More Humane Justice System Look Like?” The Crime Report. Cynthia Lum and Dan Nagin’s work is highlighted.

March 11: Mason’s David Weisburd Takes the ‘Israel Prize’ for Reducing Crime. George Mason University News.

March 9: Mason Professor’s Policing Task Force Delivers Report to Obama. George Mason University News. Laurie Robinson, CEBCP fellow and Mason professor is featured.

March 5: Fulbright Scholar from Scotland Researches Policing at Mason. George Mason University News. Richie Adams, Fulbright Scholar for the CEBCP is highlighted.

February 24: Dan Nagin and Lawrence Sherman, two of CEBCP’s advisory board members present testimony for the The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Nagin presented work co-authored with Cynthia Lum.

January 29: CLS Center Leading Congressional Briefing. George Mason University, Department of Criminology, Law and Society News.

2014:

December 18: Obama names task force to examine trust between police and minority communities. The Washington Post. Laurie Robinson, CEBCP Senior Fellow to co-chair President Obama’s task force with CEBCP Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame recipient Chief Charles Ramsey (Philadelphia Police Department).

December 4: Tamir Rice shooting should be rallying point for real community policing. Cleveland.com. Charlotte Gill’s work is highlighted.

November 24: 10 (Not Entirely Crazy) Theories Explaining the Great Crime Decline. The Marshall Project. David Weisburd’s work is highlighted.

October 22: Director Cynthia Lum receives the James Smart Memorial Medal and presents the annual lecture on “The Impact of Technology on Modern Policing.”

October 20: Professor Nick Fyfe of the Scottish Institute of Policing Research receives CEBCP’s Distinguished Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Crime Policy in Tulliallan Scotland at the SIPR-CEBCP joint symposium.

September 22: Marine Veteran Builds a New Career in Criminology at Mason. George Mason University Media.

September 4: The impact of community policing: Meta-analysis of its effects in U.S. cities. The Journalist’s Resource. Charlotte Gill and colleagues systematic review on community policing is highlighted.

June 25: NYPD weighs whether cut in stops affects crime stats. Newsday. David Weisburd, Cody Telep and Brian Lawton’s research on stop and search is highlighted.

June 23: Mason welcomes pioneering police into Hall of Fame. George Mason University Media.

June 2: CEBCP Executive Director, David Weisburd, wins the American Society of Criminology’s highest honor, the Sutherland Prize. George Mason University Media.

May 29: David Weisburd’s work is discussed in “Shootings in NYC continue to rise, even as serious crimes decline”, Newsday.

May 6: CEBCP Announces its 2014 award winners.

April 14: Skin Color Is Not a Crime: Why Stop and Frisk Doesn’t Work. The Huffington Post. David Weisburd, Cody Telep and Brian Lawton’s research on stop and search is highlighted.

February 19: Why does Homeland Security want a database of license plates? Christian Science Monitor. Cynthia Lum is interviewed about license plate readers.

January 15: Chief Scott Silverii of the Thibodaux (LA) Police Department writes about education and policing in The Law Enforcement Bulletin, highlighting work by Chris Koper, Renee Mitchell and others.

 

2013:

December 22: Seeking Safety: How one city cut violent crime by 60 percent (The Fayetteville Observer). The research of David Weisburd, Anthony Braga (CPWG), and other CEBCP colleagues are highlighted in this article.

November 29: Crimespots (The Ascender). Journalist Robert Silk writes about predictive policing, hot spots, and evidence-based policing, and interviews Hall of Fame members Jim Bueermann and Hassan Aden as well as Cynthia Lum.

November 24: Hong Kong police stop-and-search tactics questioned after 1.6m spot checks last year (South China Morning Post). David Weisburd is interviewed about stop-question-and-frisk practices in Hong Kong.

November 21: Mason Criminologists to Evaluate License Plate Reader Technology (George Mason University News). Read about Christopher Koper and Cynthia Lum’s new grant, awarded from the National Institute of Justice, to study the impact of license plate reader technology on crime and case clearances.

September 11: Twelve years after 9/11, we still have no idea how to fight terrorism (Washington Post). The Campbell counterterrorism systematic review by Lum, Kennedy and Sherley is discussed.

September 8: Privacy fears stoked in US by license plate readers (Agence France-Presse). Cynthia Lum discusses the balance between using license plate readers, cost-effectiveness, and privacy rights.

September 3: ‘Urban Crime Summit’ to probe causes, solutions for violence plaguing St. Louis, Kansas City (St. Louis Beacon). Christopher Koper and Cynthia Lum invited to present at Missouri Attorney General’s summit on crime issues.

September 1: Predictive policing may help bag burglars—but it may also be a constitutional problem (ABA Journal). Director Cynthia Lum discusses predictive policing and respecting individual rights and community dignity when preventing crime.

August 13: Here’s what you need to know about stop and frisk – and why the courts shut it down (Washington Post). David Weisburd, Cody Telep and Brian Lawton’s analysis of the geographic distribution of stop and frisks in New York City is discussed.

July 23: Matrix Demonstration Project Offers 2 New Modules on Crime Analysis (BJA’s Justice Today). BJA highlighting the Matrix Demonstration Project’s 2 newly released online training modules, “Crime Analysis for Commanders” and “Crime Analysis for Operations”.

June 10: Criminal Justice Doctoral Programs Put Cutting-Edge Research Into Practice (Washington Post Express). Laurie Robinson and Cody Telep discuss the focus that doctoral programs are putting on research applying to policy, highlighting the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix.

April 17: Annual Conference Helps Translate Policing Research Into Practice (George Mason University News). Highlights the CEBCP-SIPR Joint Symposium and Congressional Briefing, of which 250 attended.

March 20: Covering with Fewer Cops. Mike Reese Turns to Science to Help with Police Staffing Woes (Portland Mercury) Discusses Cody Telep’s presentation to Portland City Council on the evidence regarding the effectiveness of hot spots policing.

February 5: Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary discussed David Weisburd’s hot spots research in remarks at the 8th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America.

January 26: Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets (New York Times) David Weisburd discusses the benefits of hot spots policing in this article focusing on how criminal justice resources would be better spent on policing than prisons.

January 24: Obama Gun Plan: Fact Checking the GOP’s Response (Huffington Post) Christopher Koper’s research on the effects of the Assault Weapons Ban is discussed.

January 14: Gun laws, federal law, and technology. Christopher Koper discusses his the evaluation of the Assault Weapons Ban for the US Department of Justice.

January 10: Minneapolis Gun Summit. Christopher Koper participated in a regional gun summit in Minneapolis that included 70 politicians and law enforcement officials from six states.

January 10: “Data Indicate Drop in High-Capacity Magazines During Federal Gun Ban” (Washington Post) Christopher Koper is quoted discussing the impact of the federal gun ban on high-capacity magazines in Virginia.

 

2012:

December 26:  “NRA Misleads on Assault Weapons” (Salon). Christopher Koper stated that the effects of the Assault Weapons Ban are still unfolding and may not be fully felt for several years into the future due to the ban’s exemption of millions of pre-ban automatic weapons.

December 19:  “Bushmaster .223: Weapon Used in Newtown Shooting a Lightning Rod in Gun Debate” (TIME NewsFeed). Christopher Koper discussed how the AR-15 has long been a target of anti-gun legislation.

December 18:  “Do Something Smart, Not Just Fast, on Mass Shootings” (Washington Post). 1999 study investigating the impacts of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, co-written by Christopher Koper, is cited by Washington Post.

December 17:  “Five Steps to Help End America’s Gun Violence Epidemic” (MSNBC). Christopher Koper discussed that the Large-Capacity Magazines ban was the most effective component of the Assault Weapons Ban.

December 13:  Assistant Attorney General Awards Announced. Attorney General Eric Holder made a special trip to OJP last Thursday to present the first Laurie O Robinson Award to Senior Policy Advisor Phelan Wyrick.

December 11:  “Seattle Forum on Police Relations Identifies Trust as Top Concern” (The Seattle Times). David Weisburd and Charlotte Gill participated in the forum. View the press conference given by the Mayor of Seattle here.

December 6: Department of Homeland Security criminologist Richard Legault discussed DHS research projects including a CEBCP grant (‘Terrorism is Local’ The Crime Report)

November 30: CEBCP Graduate Research Associate Cody Telep will join the faculty of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University in August as an Assistant Professor.

November 7: Senior Fellow Laurie Robinson appeared on the DC Public Safety radio show to discuss her time as Assistant Attorney General and her new position at George Mason.

November 2: “Mason Criminologists Help Police Improve Crime Fighting Tactics Through Research” (Mason News)

October 26: Cynthia Lum is 1 of 3 George Mason faculty members to receive a 2012 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award.

October 18: “Technology: ‘A component of a strategy, not a strategy in and of itself'” (Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice, Vera Institute of Justice). Describes a roundtable that Cynthia Lum participated in on cost-benefit analysis and technology in policing.

October 2: The Sacramento Police Department and Sgt. Renee Mitchell won a Silver Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Research from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for their hot spots policing study. CEBCP staff including David Weisburd, Cynthia Lum, Christopher Koper, and Cody Telep were involved in the planning and evaluation of this experiment. (Criminology, Law and Society Faculty Receive Research Awards)

October 2: A study of illegal immigration enforcement policy in Prince William County, VA won the Bronze Award from IACP. CEBCP Senior Fellow Christopher Koper worked on the project. (Press release from the University of Virginia: “U.Va.-Led Study of Illegal Immigration Enforcement Policy Wins International Award”)

October 1: Cynthia Lum Named Fall Outstanding Supervisor (Mason News)

September 28: Cynthia Lum was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on license plate tracking technology (“New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates”)

September 27: The work of David Weisburd and Christopher Koper was mentioned in a press conference held by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the Captains of the five precincts of the Seattle Police Department. Read the press release here.

September 24: Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess discussed the Evidence-Based Assessment of the City of Seattle’s Crime Prevention Programs in a post to Council Connection, News and Updates from Seattle City Council: “2013-2013 City Budget: Listening Closely and Investing Wisely”

September 13: “Seattle Programs to Prevent Crime May Do the Opposite” (Mynorthwest.com) discusses the Evidence-Based Assessment of the City of Seattle’s Crime Prevention Programs.

September 13: The Assessment was also covered by the Rainier Valley Post “Auditor: Three City-Funded Crime Prevention Programs May Actually Increase Crime”

September 4: CEBCP team members received multiple mentions in the September 2012 Accolades from George Mason University including new grant awards for David Weisburd, Brian Lawton, and Charlotte Gill and two awards for Laurie Robinson.

August 28: CEBCP Senior Fellow Jim Bueermann was named the new president of the Police Foundation. The announcement was also covered by the Redlands Daily Facts (“Former Redlands Chief Appointed to National Board”)

August 23: “City Gets Nearly $1 Million Grant to Address Youth Violence in Rainier Valley”(KOMO News) notes that the City of Seattle and CEBCP will be partnering in a project funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to address juvenile crime hot spots in Rainier Valley.

August 23: Seattle City Council Member Tim Burgess also wrote about the grant on his blog.

July 24: “Crime Fighting Plans all Lead to Hot Spot Policing” (HealthyCal.org) quotes David Weisburd and mentions the Sacramento hot spots experiment

May 10: “2 Opinions on Stop-and-Frisk Report” (The New York Times) mentions research by David Weisburd, Cody Telep, and Brian Lawton

May 2: “Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson to Join Mason Faculty”(George Mason University)

April 24: Visit the Jerry Lee Symposium page for more media coverage of the event.

April 24: “‘Being Smart on Crime Does Not Mean Being Soft Headed’: MP”(The Crime Report)

April 24: “Panelist: Verdict Still Out on Evidence-Based Crime Fighting” (The Crime Report)

February 15: The CEBCP study of license plate recognition technology was cited in a Montgomery Gazette article: “Montgomery County police cameras take pictures of thousands of cars daily.”

January 22: David Weisburd will speak about his new book, The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem, at the University of Missouri- St. Louis on February 6. Read St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s press release about the event here.

January 19: “New Book Analyzes Counterterrorism Measures” (George Mason University)

 

2011:

October 4: Christopher Koper’s research on the federal assault weapons ban was cited in a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Heller v. District of Columbia)

October 4: Sacramento Police Department released a press release announcing the significant crime declines that resulted from the hot spots experiment CEBCP has been involved in evaluating: “‘Hot Spots’ Policing Reduces Crime”

The Sacramento Bee also reported on the release: “Sacramento police ‘hot spot’ study shows focus the key” and so did the Sacramento Press: “‘Hot Spot’ Policing Reduces Crime”

September 15: The Atlantic Cities wrote about the Sacramento hot spots experiment that CEBCP has been involved in developing and evaluating: “Fighting Crime in an Era of Belt-Tightening”

August 15-16: Click here to read more about the CEBCP-Campbell Collaboration Joint Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy

June 9: Cynthia Lum and George Fachner’s (graduate of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society MA program) research on police pursuits cited in a Supreme Court decision (Sykes v. United States)

June 3: Cynthia Lum has been selected as one of two individuals to receive the 2011 U.S. Attorney General’s Citizen Volunteer Service Award. See an article from George Mason about the award here.

June 3: CityStream video on the Seattle Channel covering CEBCP’s visit to Seattle to discuss Evidence-Based Approaches to Crime Reduction

June 1: David Weisburd has won the prestigious Klachky Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science for 2011, presented by Hebrew University.

May 6: City Council’s Burgess brings police experts to talk new approaches in Seattle(Crosscut.com)

May 3: Coverage of CEBCP visit to Seattle from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer “Juvenile Crime Problems in Seattle ‘Hot Spots’ “

March 31: Video from David Weisburd’s Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series lecture at the Vera Institute of Justice in February.

March 29: Seattle’s Office of City Auditor has issued a report “Addressing Crime and Disorder in Seattle’s “Hot Spots”: What Works?” based in part on research by David Weisburd and colleagues on crime at place in Seattle

Several Seattle media outlets covered the report:

March 22: David Weisburd’s research featured in Mason Research 2011, the annual magazine covering innovative research at GMU (Examining the Role That Place Plays in Crime)

February 15: Listen to Advisory Board Member Chief Jim Bueermann discuss hot spots policing in Sacramento on KTKZ AM1380 here (MP3 file from KTKZ).

February 13: David Weisburd, and Cynthia Lum mentioned in a Sacramento Bee article on hot spots policing in Sacramento.

January 24: David Weisburd featured as part of GMU advertising campaign in Roll Call. See Mason Comprehensive Advertising Campaign Targeted to Local Audiences

January 11: Cynthia Lum mentioned in article on social media in the Alexandria Police Department. See Futurist envisions coming social media advantage for local police

 

2010:

December 8: The innovative uses of iPads and iPhones in the Redlands Police Department featured in an article on the Apple website. CEBCP is working with Redlands PD to evaluate the use of iPhones and iPads by officers.

September 30: BJA training article on the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix

August 24: Deputy Chief Hassan Aden Inducted into Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame” Alexandria News

August 19: 7 questions for the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame” TBD.com

August 16: Crime Center Honors Policing Leaders at International Conference” The Mason Gazette

August 13: Inside Track columnBoston Herald

August 13: Police Chief Inducted to Hall of Fame” Marietta Daily Journal

August 12: “Davis, Ramsey, Stephens Among Policing Hall of Fame Inductees” The Crime Report

August 12: Marietta Police Chief Honored” CBS Atlanta

August 11: Top Cop Ramsey a Hall-of-Famer” Philadelphia Daily News

August 9: “Bueermann Selected for Hall of Fame Honors” Redlands Daily Facts

August 6: “Colleges Collaborate on Evidence-Based Crime Policy Workshop” The Mason Gazette

June 23: David Weisburd winning the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology was highlighted by the Fairfax Times (GMU Professor Wins Criminology Award)

 

2009

June 23: David Weisburd was awarded the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology (Weisburd Wins Criminology’s Top Prize for His Policing Research)

 

2008

September 29: David Weisburd’s research highlighted by Mason Gazette (Innovative Criminologist Looks at the Role That Place Plays in Crime)