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Translational Criminology is the official magazine of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and is published twice a year. TC Magazine seeks to advance the overall goal of the CEBCP by illustrating examples of how research is converted into criminal justice practice.

Editor: Cynthia Lum

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Issue 18

Spring 2020

  • Rethinking the Conclusion that Community Policing Does Not Reduce Crime: Experimental Evidence of Crime Reporting Inflation.
    BY DAVID WEISBURD AND CHARLOTTE GILL.
  • The Anatomy of a Multiagency Research and Practice Partnership to Evaluate Juvenile Correctional Innovations.
    BY STACI J. WENDT, DUSTYN PEDERSON, HAYLEY TEWS, ANTHONY PETROSINO, AND PAMELA MACDOUGALL.
  • Countering Mass Shootings in the United States.
    BY DANIEL NAGIN, CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER, AND CYNTHIA LUM.
  • The World of Emergency Calltakers and Dispatchers.
    BY CYNTHIA LUM, CHRISTOPHER KOPER, MEGAN STOLTZ, MICHAEL GOODIER, WILLIAM JOHNSON, HEATHER PRINCE, AND XIAOYUN WU.
  • Developing Methodology for Finding Ghosted Police Vehicle Pursuits.
    BY MICHAEL PFEIFFER AND GEOFFREY ALPERT.
  • “Mobile” or “Assigned”? Pros and Cons of Two Different Models of Deploying SROs.
    BY JOHN ROSIAK.
  • Congratulations to Our Graduates!
    HIGHLIGHTING DRS. SANGJUN PARK, J. AMBER SCHERER, AND XIAOYUN WU.
  • In Tribute: Herman Goldstein (1931 – 2020).
    BY JOHN E. ECK AND MICHAEL B. SCOTT.
Issue 17

Fall 2019

  • The Importance of Nonfatal Shooting Data to Inform Violence-Prevention Policy, Practice, and Research.
    BY EDMUND F. MCGARRELL, NATALIE KROOVAND HIPPLE, BETH M. HUEBNER, AND MALLORY O’BRIEN.
  • Building the Evidence Base for Criminal Discovery Policies.
    BY ALLISON D. REDLICH AND SAMANTHA LUNA.
  • The Evidence-Base for Body-Worn Cameras: What Law Enforcement Leaders Still Need to Know.
    BY CYNTHIA LUM AND CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER.
  • The Evolution of New York’s SNUG Street Outreach Program.
    BY LEIGH BATES, TERRY SALO, AND MIKE WOOD.
  • The 2019 Distinguished Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Crime Policy.
  • The Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame.
  • Testing Cruise Lights on Patrol: An Illuminating Experience.
    BY JEREMIAH P. JOHNSON.
  • Building a Beautiful Safe Place for Youth in Rainier Beach, Seattle.
    BY THE ABSPY CORE TEAM.
  • Studying Open Drug Markets to Inform Practice and Develop Evidence-Based Drug Policing in Sweden.
    BY MIA-MARIA MAGNUSSON.
  • COMMENTARY: Should We Have Seen the Opioid Crisis Coming?
    BY DANA HUNT AND JOHN CARNEVALE.
  • IN MEMORIAM: Jeremy Richman (1970-2019).
    BY ANTHONY PETROSINO.
Special Issue 16

Winter 2019

  • Translating Research to Policy: Improving Justice for Women and Girls. BY SHEETAL RANJAN AND AMANDA BURGESS-PROCTOR.
  • Investing in Data to Inform Issues of Justice for Women and Girls. BY LYNN ADDINGTON.
  • Data-Driven Recommendations Regarding Campus Sexual Misconduct. BY TARA RICHARDS.
  • Combatting the Cybersexual Victimization of Girls and Women. BY JORDAN NAVARRO AND SHELLY CLEVENGER.
  • Gender-Based Violence in Central America and Women Asylum Seekers in the United States. BY CECILIA MENJÍVAR AND SHANNON DRYSDALE WALSH.
  • Testing Sexual Assault Kits Saves Money and Prevents Future Sexual Assaults. BY RACHEL LOVELL, LIUHONG YANG, AND JOANNA KLINGENSTEIN.
  • Women in the Correctional System. BY JENNIFER COBBINA.
  • Increasing Female Participation in Policing through Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships. BY ANNE LI KRINGEN.
  • Women, Peace, and Security Act: Implications for Women in Law Enforcement. BY CARA RABE-HEMP.
  • Connecting the Dots: Improving Justice for Women and Girls. BY SHEETAL RANJAN AND JOCELYN FONTAINE.
Issue 15

Fall 2018

  • Policy Responses to a High Profile School Tragedy. 
    BY ANTHONY PETROSINO, ASHLEY BOAL, AND AUGUSTUS MAYS.
  • Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program Joins George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. 
    BY TOM CARR AND CYNTHIA LUM.
  • A Primer on Criminal Justice Risk Assessments. 
    BY RICHARD BERK.
  • Utilizing Data and Science to Reduce Serious Injury and Fatality Crashes on Rural Roadways. 
    BY KEN CLARY.
  • 50 Years Later: The Kerner Commission Legacy
    BY LAURIE ROBINSON.
  • Marking the 50th Anniversary of President Johnson’s Crime Commission. 
    BY TED GEST.
  • The Distinguished Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Crime Policy 2018 Recipients. 
    JAMES BUEERMANN AND EDMUND MCGARRELL.
  • 2018 Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame Inductees. 
    JEFFERY EGGE AND MICHAEL NEWMAN.
  • Translating Science in Film: The Science & Entertainment Exchange of the National Academy of Sciences. 
    BY ANN MERCHANT AND ANA SALCEDA.
  • Proactive Policing’s Effects on Crime and Communities. 
    BY DAVID WEISBURD AND MALAY MAJMUNDAR.
  • BetaGov Supports Practitioners and Evaluators in Conducting Randomized Control Trials to Test Criminal Justice Programs. 
    BY JUSTIN ESCAMILLA, JESSICA REICHERT, MAUREEN HILLHOUSE, AND ANGELA HAWKEN.
Issue 14

Spring 2018

  • The Matrix Demonstration Projects: An Update. 
    BY CYNTHIA LUM AND CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER.
  • From Research to Practice, Two Decades Later: Evidence-Based Policing in Madison, Wisconsin. 
    BY CORY NELSON.
  • Evidence that Gun Laws Can Reduce Intimate Partner Homicides.
    BY APRIL M. ZEOLI, ALEXANDER MCCOURT, SHANI BUGGS, SHANNON FRATTAROLI, AND DANIEL W. WEBSTER.
  • What Role Should Criminologists Play in Criminal Justice Debates? A Push for Public Criminology with a Cautionary Note. 
    BY JOHN A. SHJARBACK.
  • RESEARCH NOTES FROM THE FIELD, FOR THE FIELD: P-What? A Practitioner Guide to Understanding P-Values.
    BY JEREMIAH P. JOHNSON.
  • Collaborative Efforts to Address and Prevent Fatal Traffic Crashes. 
    BY TRACY J. ANDERSON, DANIEL J. FINDLEY, TRAVIS E. BAITY, JOSEPH L. GASKINS, GREG FERRARA, MATTHEW KULIANI, AND PAUL FOLEY.
  • Using Data to Inform Pretrial Supervision: Strategies from Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. 
    BY JANICE RADOVICK DEAN AND KATHRYN COLLINS.
  • EVALUATION NOTE: The Importance of Statistical Power in Social and Behavioral Sciences. 
    BY NILOOFAR RAMEZANI.
  • IN MEMORIAM: Jeffrey A. Roth (1945-2017). 
    BY CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER.
Issue 13

Fall 2017

  • The Proactive Policing Lab. 
    BY CYNTHIA LUM AND CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER.
  • LEADS Agencies Canada: A New Program to Fix an Old Problem. 
    BY LAURA HUEY.
  • Beyond the City Limits: Evaluating Court Reforms in Rural and Small-Town Courts. 
    BY ALISSA POLLITZ WORDEN, REVEKA V. SHTEYNBERG, KIRSTIN A. MORGAN, AND ANDREW L.B. DAVIES.
  • Combating the Opioid Crisis with Treatment Not Arrest: An Examination of an Emerging Police Model. 
    BY JESSICA REICHERT.
  • SPECIAL FEATURE: The Distinguished Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Crime Policy 2017 Recipients.
    FEATURING DORIS L. MACKENZIE AND JAMES K. STEWART.
  • The Misdemeanor Justice Project: Using Data to Guide Criminal Justice Reform. 
    BY JEREMY TRAVIS, PREETI CHAUHAN, AND MEREDITH PATTEN, WITH  MICHAEL C. GREEN.
  • SPECIAL FEATURE: The 2017 Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame Inductees.
  • Trust and Legitimacy Built through Structured, Fair, and Objective Decision Making. 
    BY MICHAEL GROPMAN AND GINA VINCENT.
Issue 12

Spring 2017

  • Integrating Research and Researchers into the U.S. Marshals Service. 
    BY DAVID BIERIE AND PAUL DETAR.
  • New Partnership Uses Research and Data to Improve Understanding of Officer-Involved Shootings. 
    BY JIM BURCH AND BREANNE CAVE.
  • The Caruth Police Institute: A Model of Embedded Criminology. 
    BY MELINDA D. SCHLAGER AND ROBERT C. DAVIS.
  • Moving Toward a Research-Based Framework for School Policing. 
    BY JOSEPH M. MCKENNA AND KATHY E. MARTINEZ-PRATHER.
  • Adding More Police Is Unlikely to Reduce Crime: A Meta-Analysis of Police Agency Size and Crime Research. 
    BY JOHN E. ECK, YONGJEI LEE, AND NICHOLAS CORSARO.
  • The Role of Consultants in the Applied Research Process. 
    BY JOHN KAPINOS.
  • Problem-Oriented Policing as a Form of Translational Criminology. 
    BY SUZANNE COBLE AND MICHAEL S. SCOTT.
  • NIJ’s LEADS Programs. 
    BY GARY CORDNER, GEOFFREY ALPERT, AND MAUREEN MCGOUGH.
  • Police Research on the Front Lines. 
    BY JASON POTTS.
  • Research Note: Gaining Access to Security Environments in Norway. 
    BY MARTIN NØKLEBERG.
Issue 11

Fall 2016

  • When is Innovation Not Enough? The Importance of Organizational Context in Community Policing. 
    BY CHARLOTTE GILL, DAVID WEISBURD, ZOE VITTER, CLAUDIA GROSS SHADER, TARI NELSON-ZAGAR, AND LINDA SPAIN.
  • Improving the Practice of Stop and Search in Scotland. 
    BY MEGAN O’NEILL AND ELIZABETH ASTON.
  • Evidence-Based Youth Mentoring Systems: Constructing Models to Address Systemic Issues Communities Face.
    BY TARRICK MCGUIRE AND CARLIN CALIMAN.
  • Training New Scholars to Advance Policing Research and Knowledge Translation. 
    BY CYNTHIA LUM AND NICHOLAS FYFE.
  • Glasgow’s Community Initiative to Reduce Violence-An Example of International Criminal Justice Policy Transfer Between the US and UK. 
    BY WILLIAM GRAHAM.
  • Insight Policing-Investigating the Conflict Behavior in Criminal Behavior. 
    BY MEGAN PRICE AND LATRIVIETTE YOUNG.
Issue 10

Spring 2016

  • Looking Back and Forward: The Matrix and Its Demonstration Projects. 
    BY CYNTHIA LUM AND CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER
  • Community Building in Hot Spots: Seattle Neighborhood Group’s Non-Police-Led Crime Prevention Approach. 
    BY CODY W. TELEP, TARI NELSON-ZAGAR, AND JULIE HIBDON
  • Providing Services in a Rapid Scale-Up Context: The Importance of Research Partnerships. 
    BY SARAH KUCK JALBERT, HOLLY SWAN, AND DANA HUNT
  • What Research is Needed to Help Family Survivors of Homicide? 
    BY DAN LEVEY, TREVOR FRONIUS, SARAH GUCKENBURG, AND ANTHONY PETROSINO
  • Collective Action for Trade Transparency against Financial Crime. 
    BY NIKOS PASSAS
  • Exploring the Evidence-Based Policy Landscape in Community Corrections: Results from a Statewide Agency Survey. 
    BY JORDAN M. HYATT AND CHADWICK J. LIBBY
  • Examining the Success of an Embedded Criminologist Partnership. 
    BY NICOLE FRISCH
Issue 9

Fall 2015

  • Reinventing American Policing: A Seven-Point Blueprint for the 21st Century. 
    BY CYNTHIA LUM AND DANIEL NAGIN.
  • Using Social Network Analysis to Guide Law Enforcement Strategies. 
    BY ANDREW M. FOX, KENNETH J. NOVAK, AND JOSEPH MCHALE.
  • Time to Rethink the Age of Adult Court Jurisdiction. 
    BY VINCENT SCHIRALDI AND BRUCE WESTERN.
  • Promoting Evidence-Based Crime Prevention Policies in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
    BY LAURA JAITMAN AND ROBERTO GUERRERO COMPEÁN.
  • Improving Academic-Police Partnerships: Observations and Suggestions from a Long-Term Partnership in Portland, Oregon. 
    BY KRIS HENNING AND GREG STEWART.
  • School Safety Research: Where Do We Go From Here? 
    BY WILLIAM MODZELESKI, CHARLOTTE GILL, AND ANTHONY PETROSINO.
Issue 8

Spring 2015

  • The Evolution toward Integrating Science and Evidence in U.S. Department of Justice Agencies—An Insider’s Reflections. 
    BY JAMES H. BURCH II.
  • Body-Worn Cameras—Rapid Adoption in a Low-Information Environment? 
    BY CYNTHIA LUM.
  • Summer Jobs and Youth Violence. 
    BY SARA B. HELLER.
  • Knowledge Transfer in Action: Crime Reduction through a Regulatory Approach. 
    BY JAMES ROYAN AND JOHN E. ECK.
  • Evidence-Based Policing, “What Works” and Stratified Policing, “How to Make It Work”. 
    BY ROBERTO SANTOS AND RACHEL SANTOS.
  • Understanding Citizen Support for License Plate Readers. 
    BY LINDA M. MEROLA AND CYNTHIA LUM.
  • Fulbright@CEBCP: Richard Adams. 
    BY RICHARD ADAMS.
Issue 7

Fall 2014

  • Modeling Successful Researcher-Practitioner Partnerships: The International Association of Chiefs of Police Research Advisory Committee. 
    BY ED DAVIS AND LAURIE ROBINSON.
  • The St. Louis Public Safety Partnership. 
    BY RICHARD ROSENFELD.
  • Realizing the Potential of Technology for Policing. 
    BY CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER, CYNTHIA LUM, AND JAMES J. WILLIS.
  • Integrating Evidence to Stop Shootings: New York’s GIVE (Gun-Involved Violence Elimination) Initiative. 
    BY THOMAS P. ABT.
  • Looking Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on the Value of Evidence-Based Practices in Policing. 
    BY CLARK KIMERER.
  • Practical Research to Address School Safety: The Secret Service-U.S. Department of Education Safe Schools Initiative. 
    BY WILLIAM MODZELESKI, ANTHONY PETROSINO, SARAH GUCKENBURG, AND TREVOR FRONIUS.
  • Developing and Sustaining an International Researcher-Practitioner Partnership. 
    BY PETER MARTIN AND GEOFFRETY ALPERT.
  • Juvenile Lifers: Translating Research through the Documentary Film Lost for Life. 
    BY KATHARINE C. STALEY AND JOSHUA ROFÉ.
  • Where Social Science Goes Wrong. 
    BY STUART BUCK.
Issue 6

Spring 2014

  • What Is the Future…of Predictive Policing? 
    BY JERRY RATCLIFFE.
  • Promoting Rigorous Impact Evaluations on Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean. Contributions from the Inter-American Development Bank. 
    BY GUSTAVO BELIZ.
  • Crime Policy Learning at CAF. The Pilar Initiative. 
    BY DANIEL E. ORTEGA.
  • Translating Research to Practice and Building Capacity to Use Data, Research, Planning, and Problem-Solving. The Bryne Criminal Justice Innovation Program. 
    BY ELIZABETH GRIFFITH.
  • Evidence-Based Policing at Work in Smaller Jurisdictions. 
    BY TIM HEGARTY, L. SUE WILLIAMS, SHUAN STANTON, AND WILLIAM CHERNOFF.
  • Transforming the Police through Science. 
    BY PETER NEYROUD AND DAVID WEISBURD.
  • Arrests for Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse: A Crucible of Evidence-Based Policing. 
    BY LAWRENCE W. SHERMAN AND EDWARD FLYNN.
  • Geographies of Missing People. Improving Police Education and Response to Missing Persons. 
    BY OLIVIA STEVENSON, PENNY WOOLNOUGH, AND HESTER PARR.
Issue 5

Fall 2013

  • Evidence-Based Policing and Integrity. 
    BY ALEX MURRAY.
  • Translating the Analysis of Patterns into Police Practice: An Application of a New Spatial Point Pattern Test. 
    BY MARTIN A. ANDRESEN.
  • This is Not Your Grandparents’ Prejudice: The Implications of the Modern Science of Bias for Police Training. 
    BY LORIE FRIDELL
  • Is Crime Analysis ‘Evidence-Based”? 
    BY CYNTHIA LUM.
  • Merging Computing and Crime Science: The Development of a Web-Crawling Tool to Investigate Cybercrime. 
    BY MARTIN BOUCHARD.
  • Case of Places. 
    BY RENEE TATE, THOMAS NEALE, CYNTHIA LUM, AND CHRISTOPHER KOPER.
  • The Foundation of an Evidence-Based Justice System: The Need for Meaningful Academic and Applied Researcher Partnerships.
    Y PHILIP STEVENSON, CHARLES KATZ, AND SCOTT DECKER.
Issue 4

Spring 2013

  • Bridging the Gap between Science and Criminal Justice Policy: the Federal Role. 
    BY LAURIE ROBINSON.
  • Innovations in Prosecution and Research: Intelligence-Driven Prosecution. 
    BY DAVID O’KEEFE.
  • Changing the Culture of Uncommitted Patrol Time: A Work in Progress. 
    BY JAMES DERMODY.
  • Translating Research into Practice: Oak Park, Illinois, and the National Police Research Platform. 
    BY DENNIS ROSENBAUM, RICK TANKLEY, AND GARY CORDNER.
  • The Role of Research in Controversial Gun Policy Reform. 
    BY KATHERINE A. VITTES, DANIEL W. WEBSTER, JON S. VERNICK, AND ALICIA SAMUELS.
  • Beyond the Police: Building “Translation Communities” for Evidence-Based Policing in Seattle. 
    BY CLAUDIA GROSS-SHADER AND CHARLOTTE GILL.
  • Training Law Enforcement on How to Police the Teen Brain: Improving Police-Youth Interactions. 
    BY LISA H. THURAU.
  • Bridging the Gap between Research and Child Victimization: The Penn State Justice Center for Research. 
    BY DORIS LAYTON MACKENZIE AND KATHARINE C. STALEY.
Issue 3

Fall 2012

  • Translational Criminology. 
    BY JOHN H. LAUB.
  • Implementing Procedurally Just Approaches to Policing…One Breath at a Time
    BY LORRAINE MAZEROLLE, PETER MARTIN, AND SARAH BENNETT.
  • The Campbell Collaboration and Evidence-Based Crime Prevention. 
    BY MERETE KONNERUP AND CHARLOTTE GILL.
  • Adapting to Challenges and Change. 
    BY RENEE J. MITCHELL.
  • Fostering Knowledge Exchange through Collaboration and Participation: The Edinburgh Executive Sessions. 
    BY BILL SKELLY, JOHN HAWKINS, ALISTAIR HENRY, AND NICK FYFE.
  • Incorporating Research into Daily Police Practices: The Matrix Demonstration Project. 
    BY CYNTHIA LUM AND CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER.
Issue 2

Winter 2012

  • Using Research to Improve Pretrial in Montgomery County, Maryland. 
    BY TIMOTHY MURRAY WITH SHARON TREXLER.
  • How States can Leverage Research and Analysis to Fight Crime. 
    BY KRISTEN MAHONEY.
  • Evidence-Based Policing in Practice: The Case of Safe Street Teams in Boston. 
    BY ANTHONY A. BRAGA AND EDWARD F. DAVIS.
  • From Research to Practice: How Jacksonville, Florida, Sheriff’s Office Institutionalized Results from a Problem-Oriented, Hot Spots Policing Experiment. 
    BY JAMIE ROUSH AND CHRISTOPHER S. KOPER.
  • What Criminology and Public Health Bring to the Wrestle with Knowledge Translation. 
    BY CATHERINE GALLAGHER AND ADAM DOBRIN.
  • Science and Passion in Criminal Justice Policy. 
    BY JEREMY TRAVIS.
Issue 1

Summer 2011

  • Eight Lessons about Evidence-Based Crime Policy. 
    BY ROBERT BORUCH AND CYNTHIA LUM.
  • The Challenges of Hot Spots Policing. 
    BY HASSAN ADEN WITH CHRISTOPHER KOPER.
  • Partnerships in Evidence-Based Policing. 
    BY CLAUDIA GROSS-SHADER.
  • The Evidence for Place-Based Policing. 
    BY DAVID WEISBURD.
  • Leading by Evidence and Ethics. 
    BY PETER NEYROUD.

View selected articles from Spring 2013 and Fall 2013 in Spanish, courtesy of our colleagues at the Inter-American Development Bank.