Congressional Briefing: Evidence-Based Crime Policy

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 (10:30 am- 12:30 pm)
U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 212-210

This is the CEBCP’s third Congressional Briefing, entitled “Evidence-Based Crime Policy: What We Know, What We Need to Know.” Evidence-based crime research has advanced the understanding of the interaction between criminality and crime policy significantly over the past decade. Synthesizing this research and applying it to policy remains a challenge for researchers and policy makers alike. This briefing is intended to describe the current state of evidence in key areas of criminology and discuss the questions that still remain for researchers and policy makers.


  • Dr. David Weisburd (2010 Stockholm Prize Winner, George Mason University)
    Opening remarks
  • Dr. Alex Piquero (Florida State University)
    Early Child Development, Risk Factors, and Crime.

    (Presentation | Video)
  • Dr. Laura Dugan (University of Maryland)
    What is Known About Mandatory Arrest for Intimate Partner Violence?
    (Presentation | Video)
  • Dr. James Willis (George Mason University)
    Enhancing Police Legitimacy Through the Integration of Compstat and Community Policing
    (Presentation | Video)
  • Dr. Christopher Koper (Police Executive Research Forum)
    Police Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence: What We Know About Their Use and Effectiveness
    (Presentation | Video)
  • Dr. David B. Wilson (George Mason University)
    Lessons Learned about Reducing Recidivism from Research on Correctional and Juvenile Delinquency Programs
    (Presentation | Video)
  • Dr. Faye Taxman (George Mason University; Director, Advancing Correctional Excellence)
    Treatment, Supervision, and Crime Control
    (Presentation | Video)
  • Dr. Todd Clear (John Jay College, Past President of the American Society of Criminology)
    Justice Reinvestment” as a Strategy to Reduce the Problematic Effects of Concentrated Incarceration
    (Presentation | Video)

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