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David Weisburd Awarded the 2022 Sir Robert Peel Award

Congratulations to David Weisburd for receiving the Sir Robert Peel Award from Cambridge University’s Institute of Criminology! Watch his award lecture below, courtesy of the Institute.

CPP Call for Papers – CJ Response to Opioid Epidemic

Criminal Justice Responses to the Opioid EpidemicCall for Papers for 2023 Special Issue of Criminology and Public Policy In recent years, many jurisdictions in the United States have experienced an unprecedented increase in drug overdoses and deaths arising from the increased use of illicit opioids and the misuse of prescription opioids. How has the criminal justice…

CEBCP receives $1.48 million for improving mental health responses in public safety

George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) has been awarded $1.48 million in federal funds to enhance research and practice in police encounters of individuals in mental health crises. Led by Sue-Ming Yang and Yasemin Irvin-Erickson, senior fellows in the CEBCP and professors of Criminology, Law and Society within Mason’s College of Humanities…

David Weisburd wins The 2022 Rothschild Prize

Read The George news coverage of his award here.

Hot off the Press: TC Magazine Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 issue of Translational Criminology Magazine is now available!

Allison Redlich, Senior Fellow of the CEBCP, elected Fellow of the APA

Dr. Allison Redlich, Senior Fellow of the CEBCP and professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA). Read more about her accomplishments.

Lum and Koper’s Op-Ed on 911 calls for the Washington Post

“Shifting mental health calls away from police will not greatly affect their workload” by Cynthia Lum and Christopher Koper for the Washington Post

David Weisburd: Hot spots policing can reduce community violence

David Weisburd, Executive Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, discusses how hot spots policing can reduce community violence in a special feature by Greg Berman for The Crime Report.

Mitigating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice

The Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) at George Mason University and the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center (JPRC) have joined forces to provide engaging online conversations that will use scientific evidence to explore this critical issue. Our first event discussed the evidence behind police training innovations in procedural justice, implicit bias, de-escalation, and community…