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Ben Carleton, M.A.S.

Research Assistant

Ben Carleton is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He also serves as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy where he supports the research efforts of Dr. David Weisburd and Dr. Charlotte Gill. Ben also works part-time for a not-for-profit research organization in which he supports training and technical assistance efforts, organizational assessments, and research projects related to policing and crime prevention. He received his M.A.S. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2023 and his B.A. in Sociology, Political Science, and Spanish from the Honors Program at the University of Delaware in 2017. His research interests include evidence-based policing, police-community relations, police legitimacy and accountability, and crime prevention and reduction.