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Call for Papers: Criminology & Public Policy Special Issue on Floyd Protests

The Editors in Chief for Criminology & Public Policy have released a call for papers for a Special Issue on the “George Floyd Protests and the Criminal Justice System: Examining the Etiology of and the System’s Responses to the Protests.”

David Weisburd named the 2nd most influential criminologist today

Professor David Weisburd, the Executive Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society has been named the 2nd most influential criminologist today, and the 13th most influential of all time. Read more about the ranking here. Read more about Professor Weisburd here.

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Positions

The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University is hiring two tenure-track assistant professors to start in the Fall 2021. For more information, see the job announcement.

David Weisburd and Tal Jonathan discuss two goals of the police

CEBCP Executive Director David Weisburd and colleague Tal Jonathan write in an Op-Ed for The Hill that “Fighting crime and gaining public support are two distinct goals for police.” 

Cynthia Lum, Dan Nagin, and Tarrick McGuire appeal for structural policing reforms

CEBCP Director Cynthia Lum, along with Daniel Nagin of Carnegie Mellon University and Tarrick McGuire call for fundamental structural changes in policing in an appeal to police leaders in an Op-Ed for the Washington Post.   Additional related readings: President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Report (Co-chaired by Laurie Robinson and Charles Ramsey) and…

Laurie Robinson and Charles Ramsey discusses police use of force and George Floyd

CEBCP Senior Fellow and former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, and Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame Recipient and former chief Charles Ramsey, discuss the death of George Floyd and the actions that police agencies need to take in an opinion for USA Today. Read Laurie Robinson’s discussions with Politico about the Obama Task Force Report on…

Call for Papers for a Special Issue on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Crime and Justice

Criminology & Public Policy Editors in Chief have released a call for papers for a Special Issue on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Crime and Justice for 2021. Selected papers will be featured in CEBCP’s next congressional briefing. Learn more (PDF)

New Research on Collective Efficacy at Hot Spots

Read about Weisburd and Gill’s just released findings on collective efficacy and hots spots.

Preliminary Results of Impact of COVID-19 on Law Enforcement

The IACP and the CEBCP have partnered on a multi-wave panel survey examining the impacts of COVID-19 on law enforcement operations. Preliminary results (PDF) from the first wave are now available by Lum, Maupin and Stoltz. Download (PDF)

2020 CEBCP Symposium Cancelled

The 2020 CEBCP Symposium has been cancelled due to COVID-19. The 2021 CEBCP Symposium is tentative set for June 21, 2021. Each year, the CEBCP coordinates a free international symposium that brings together hundreds of practitioners, scholars, and community members to discuss a wide range of issues related to evidence-based crime policy. Learn more about…