TRANSLATIONAL CRIMINOLOGY is the 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. It is published twice each year.

Founding Editor: Cynthia Lum




Fall 2019 (Issue 17)

  • 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.

Winter 2019 (Special Issue 16)

  • 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.

Fall 2018 (Issue 15)

  • 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.

Spring 2018 (Issue 14)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Fall 2017 (Issue 13)

  • 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.

Spring 2017 (Issue 12)

  • 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.
  • Police Research on the Front Lines. BY JASON POTTS.
  • Research Note: Gaining Access to Security Environments in Norway. BY MARTIN NØKLEBERG.

Fall 2016 (Issue 11)

  • 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.

Spring 2016 (Issue 10)

  • 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

Fall 2015 (Issue 9)

  • 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.

Spring 2015 (Issue 8)

  • 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.

Fall 2014 (Issue 7)

  • 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.

Spring 2014 (Issue 6)

  • 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.

Fall 2013 (Issue 5)

  • 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.
  • The Foundation of an Evidence-Based Justice System: The Need for Meaningful Academic and Applied Researcher Partnerships. BY PHILIP STEVENSON, CHARLES KATZ, AND SCOTT DECKER.

Spring 2013 (Issue 4)

  • 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.

Fall 2012 (Issue 3)

  • 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.

Winter 2012(Issue 2)

  • 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.

Summer 2011 (Issue 1)

  • 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.