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April 8-9, 2013
The CEBCP and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research will host a Joint Symposium (April 8) and Congressional Briefing (April 9) in the Washington, DC area.
December 4, 2012
Tackling Youth Crime & Disorder: A Partnership Approach.
Detective Chief Inspector John Paterson, Scottish Police Service of Strathclyde, presented an overview of youth crime in Glasgow at the Police Foundation.
November 14-17, 2012
American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL
Events of interest:
- The Crime and Place Working Group sponsored 12 panels at the meeting. A full listing of the panels is available here.
- The Division of Experimental Criminology sponsored six plenary panels and other special events. See more here.
- The George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society reception will be held Friday night from 7:00-9:00pm in Water Tower Parlor on the sixth floor of the Palmer House Hilton.
November 8, 2012
Ideas in American Policing Lecture
September 27, 2012
Jerry Lee Symposium on Philadelphia Experiments in Crime and Justice.
September 13, 2012
Cynthia Lum presented the Thursday afternoon keynote at the International Association of Crime Analysts conference in Henderson, NV. Her keynote was entitled "Crime Analysis is Essential to Effective, Evidence-Based Policing (and other startling ideas)."
August 13-14, 2012
CEBCP Annual Symposium
The CEBCP Symposium was held at George Mason University in Fairfax on Monday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 14th.
July 23-24, 2012
Workshop on Introduction to Evidence Based Policing Policy
David Weisburd, David Wilson, Jim Bueermann, Brian Lawton, and Cody Telep presented on evidence-based crime policy at the Zhejiang Police College in Hangzhou, China
July 9-11, 2012
Conference on Evidence-Based Policing
David Weisburd presented as part of the 5th International Evidence-Based Policing Conference at the University of Cambridge. Video from the conference is now available.
June 25-26, 2012
Cynthia Lum presented on the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix in Edinburgh to the Scottish Institute for Policing Research.
June 11-13, 2012
Stockholm Criminology Symposium
David Weisburd and Charlotte Gill presented on systematic reviews at the 7th Annual Stockholm Criminology Symposium
June 7, 2012
David Weisburd gave a lecture at Orebro University in Sweden on "The Importance of Place in Crime Prevention."
May 29-31, 2012
Campbell Collaboration Colloquium
The Campbell Collaboration Colloquium was held May 29-31, 2012 in Copenhagen and will included a plenary address by Cynthia Lum and presentations by David B. Wilson and Charlotte Gill. David Wilson also received the Mosteller Award for distinctive contributions to systematic reviewing.
April 30-May 2, 2012
What Has Been Learned From Systematic Reviews in Criminology? Conference
David Weisburd, David B. Wilson, Charlotte Gill, and Cody Telep presented at a conference held at Hebrew University in Jerusalem on what we have learned from systematic reviews. The papers from this conference will be published in a book published by Springer.
May 1-2, 2012
Tennessee Innovation in Evidence-Based Programming Conference
Julie Hibdon led a break-out session on crime analysis
April 23-24, 2012
12th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium
The 12th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium was held April 23 in Washington, DC and April 24 at the University of Maryland Inn & Conference Center.
April 20, 2012
David Weisburd presented on what we have learned from systematic reviews in policing and Charlotte Gill presented on the effects of community policing at a National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) event in London.
March 14, 2012
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Annual Meeting in New York, NY
Cynthia Lum, Christopher Koper, and Cody Telep (GMU) along with Jamie Roush (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office) and Renee Mitchell (Sacramento Police Department) presented on their efforts to translate research into practice within the Matrix Demonstration Project.
February 22, 2012
Congressional Briefing on Reducing Gun Violence: Lessons from Research and Practice
Our latest Congressional Briefing was held on Wednesday, February 22 in the Rayburn House Office Building. Video from the briefing now available.
February 15, 2012
David Weisburd spoke at the Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice as part of the Alcatel/Lucent Distinguished Lecture Series discussed findings from his forthcoming book The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem (Oxford University Press).
February 6, 2012
David Weisburd spoke at the University of Missouri- St. Louis and discussed findings from his forthcoming book The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem (Oxford University Press). Read St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's press release about the event here.
January 31, 2012
Dr. David Weisburd spoke at Community Justice Conference 2012: The International Conference of Community Courts about "The Lessons of Place-Based Policing." Read more here. See video of the presentation here.
November 16-19, 2011
American Society of Criminology Meeting in Washington, DC
The CPWG once again sponsored a number of panels. See the list of presentations in the nine panels here.
The GMU reception was held Thursday, November 17 from 7-9pm in H – Holmead, Lobby Level.
November 8, 2011
Cynthia Lum gave a BJA-NTTAC webinar on Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice. Video and slides from the webinar are now available.
August 25, 2011
Advisory Board member Gary LaFree gave an "Ideas in American Policing" lecture on "Policing Terrorism" at the Police Foundation
August 15-16, 2011
CEBCP-Campbell Collaboration Joint Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy
The CEBCP-Campbell Collaboration Joint Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy was held at George Mason University Monday August 15 and Tuesday August 16.
July 4-6, 2011
Conference on Evidence-Based Policing
The 4th International Evidence-Based Policing Conference was held at the University of Cambridge and featured presentations by various CEBCP team members and affiliates including Cynthia Lum, Christopher Koper, Cody Telep, Peter Neyroud, Jim Bueermann, and Jerry Ratcliffe.
GIS Training for Graduate Students
Dr. Brian Lawton, Co-Director of the Crime and Place Working Group, hosted a series of special GIS training seminars for Criminology, Law and Society graduate students.
-GIS Introductory workshop was held June 23rd.
-GIS Intermediate workshop was held July 18th.
-GIS Tools workshop was held August 11th.
May 2-3, 2011
11th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium
Visit the new Jerry Lee Symposium website here
February 15, 2011
Congressional Luncheon on Mass Incarceration
A Congressional Luncheon focused on the topic of mass incarceration (the theme of the February 2011 issue of Criminology & Public Policy) was held on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The luncheon featured a presentation by Advisory Board member Daniel Nagin and concluding remarks by Advisory Board member Lawrence Sherman. Click here for more information.
February 10-11, 2011
Crime & Place Working Group Meeting
The CPWG met in San Diego, CA to discuss plans for a new book on crime and place.
February 8, 2010
George Mason Vision Series Lecture
David Weisburd presented on "Hot Spots of Crime and Crime Prevention" at 7pm as part of the George Mason University
Vision Series lecture. The event was held in Merchant Hall in the new Hylton Performing Arts Center at the George Mason Prince William Campus in Manassas.
February 3, 2011
Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series
David Weisburd spoke at the Vera Institute of Justice as part of the Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series. The topic of his talk was community policing. View video from the talk here.
December 8, 2010
Department of Criminology, Law and Society Open House
The Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University held an Open House for all interested applicants for our Master's and Doctoral degree programs on Wednesday, December 8th from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Fairfax Campus, Mason Hall in the Meese Room.
December 6-8, 2010
Bureau of Justice Assistance Conference
Cynthia Lum presented on the opening day plenary on "Evidence-Based Crime Policy: Strategic Leadership in Evidence-Translation"
November 17-20, 2010
American Society of Criminology Meeting in San Francisco, CA
The CPWG once again sponsored a number of panels. See the list here. Also click here for a list of panels relevant to our Systematic Review program. The GMU reception was held Thursday, November 18 from 7-9pm in Salon 2, Lower B2 Level and the Division of Experimental Criminology Social was from 8-11pm in Salon A, B2 Level.
November 17, 2010
The Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science hosted GIS Day in the Center for the Arts on the Fairfax Campus from 10:30am-4:30pm on Wednesday, November 17. The event included a job and internship fair, informative presentations and demonstrations on GIS, and student research presentations.
November 4, 2010
Evidence-Based Counterterrorism Policy (CLOSED EDITORS' MEETING)
This meeting will bring together the contributors of the upcoming book Evidence-Based Counterterrorism Policy, edited by Cynthia Lum and Leslie Kennedy, in a closed planning meeting for the volume.
November 1, 2010
October 26, 2010
Congressional Briefing on Juvenile Justice
In collaboration with Department of Criminology, Law and Society Associate Professor Catherine Gallagher and the Center for Justice Leadership and Management, CEBCP a Congressional Briefing Tuesday, October 26 in the Capitol Visitor Center. The briefing featured: Ms. Janet Chiancone, Dr. Stuart Kinner, Dr. Nena Messina, Dr. Adam Dobrin, Mr. Shay Bilchik, Dr. Charlotte Gill, Dr. Arash Anoshiravani, Dr. Mark Lipsey, Dr. Catherine Gallagher, Mr. Jon Baron, and Ms. Leah Kane speaking on the topic of Juvenile Justice in the Age of the Second Chance Act, the Youth Promise Act, and the JJDP Reauthorization Bill: Research Guided Policy Implications for Maximizing Reentry Initiatives for Adolescents.
August 9-11, 2010
CEBCP 2nd Annual Evidence-Based Crime Policy Symposium
CEBCP's 2nd Annual Evidence-Based Crime Policy Symposium was held at George Mason University and culminated in a special awards ceremony and celebration of the the 2nd anniversary of the CEBCP. The induction of the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame recipients and the presentation of the distinguished Achievement Award in Evidence-Based Crime Policy to Darrel Stephens and Joan Petersilia also occurred.
July 5-7, 2010
3rd Annual NPIA-Cambridge Conference on Evidence-Based Policing
Dr. David Weisburd presented on the evidence on policing and displacement and Dr. Cynthia Lum presented on putting research into police practice in the U.S.
June 14-16, 2010
Stockholm Criminology Symposium
Dr. David Weisburd was awarded the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology on June 15.
May 3, 2010
Webinar on the LPR Experiment
Free Webinar was presented by NIJ and SPAWAR on license plate readers and the LPR experiment featuring Cynthia Lum.
April 19-20, 2010
10th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium
A two day symposium was held at the University of Maryland, College Park Inn & Conference Center (April 19) and in Washington, DC at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center (April 20) examining systematic evidence on what works in crime and justice.
March 22-23, 2010
CEBCP/NPIA Systematic Review Conference
The CEBCP Systematic Review Program and the National Policing Improvement Agency in the UK hosted a two day conference outside London featuring presentations of preliminary results from the policing systematic reviews funded by NPIA and the CEBCP.
February 15, 2010
GMU Provost Vision Series Lecture
Dr. David Weisburd presented "Location, Location, Location: Hot Spots of Crime and Crime Prevention" as part of the George Mason University Office of the Provost Vision Series. Video of the presentation will be available soon.
December 9, 2009
National Criminal Justice Association Advisory Council Meeting
Dr. Cynthia Lum presented at the NCJA Advisory Council Meeting in Washington, DC on "Evidence-Based Strategic Leadership: Using Research to Guide Criminal Justice Policy at the State Level."
November 4-7, 2009
American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
Events of relevance:
- Special panels on Crime and Place sponsored by the CPWG
- GMU Reception: Thursday, November 5, 7-9pm, Franklin 3, Marriott Downtown Hotel.
October 27, 2009
Congressional Briefing on Evidence-Based Crime Policy
The Center held a Congressional Briefing on October 27 in the Capitol Visitor Center featuring Drs. Todd Clear, Laura Dugan, Christopher Koper, Linda Merola, Alex Piquero, Faye Taxman, David Weisburd, James Willis, and David B. Wilson speaking about the evidence-base of eight major criminal justice issues. Summaries of the presentations are available here.
October 26, 2009
Hot Spots Policing and Why It Works
David Weisburd presented an overview of his research on hot spots policing in an interview with Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary held at the Department of Justice Main Headquarters. The event was sponsored by the National Institute of Justice.
September 22-23, 2009
Dr. Cynthia Lum presented on "Evidence-Based Practices in Criminal Justice" at the National Academies, National Research Council Workshop on Field Evaluations of Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences. Click HERE for a copy of the presentation.
September 14-16, 2009
Dr. David Weisburd provided the keynote address at the Fourth Annual Randomised Controlled Trials in the Social Sciences Conference at York University.
July 1-3, 2009
2nd International Conference on Evidence-Based Policing, Cambridge University, UK
Drs. Weisburd and Lum have presented their work at this conference held at Cambridge University and sponsored by the National Policing Improvement Agency (UK) and the Jerry Lee Centre of Experimental Criminology at Cambridge. Dr. Weisburd presented his work on policing and terrorism and Dr. Lum discussed evidence-based policing in the U.S.
June 22-24, 2009
Dr. Weisburd presented two papers at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium in Sweden and was named the 2010 recipient of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.
April 27-28, 2009
9th Annual Jerry Lee Crime Prevention Symposium
A two day symposium was held at the University of Maryland, College Park (April 27) and in Washington, DC (April 28) examining systematic evidence on what works in crime and justice
April 23, 2009
CEBCP Opening Year Celebration
The keynote address was delivered by Peter Neyroud, Chief Executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency and former Chief Constable of Thames Valley (UK)
April 22, 2009
Crime and Place Working Group Special Session on "Empirical Evidence on the Relevance of Place in Criminology" (Closed meeting)
A one-day special session held at George Mason University highlighted place-based research from leading crime and place scholars.
March 18, 2009
The Mathematics of the Geographic Profiling of Crime
The practice of criminal profiling in law enforcement has often lacked a sophistication that may result in less valid conclusions about criminal behavior. Recently highlighted in Science News (January 31, 2009, v. 175), Dr. Michael O’Leary will discuss his use of mathematical tools, such as Bayesian statistical modeling, to better predict and profile criminal behavior, specifically how individuals select the places that they target, and how aspects of those places influence choices. This event will take place from 10:30-11:30am in Room B on the third floor of the Johnson Center on GMU's Fairfax Campus.
February 12, 2009
A Reform Agenda of Corrections
Dr. Todd Clear will present on the limits of traditional prison reduction strategies and the potential of "community justice" for reducing America's reliance on prisons. This event will take place at 3:00pm in the Edwin Meese Room in Mason Hall on George
February 3, 2009
2nd Congressional Briefing on "Reducing Violent Crime at Places: The Research Evidence"
A group of scholars from GMU and across the U.S. presented briefs on cutting edge research regarding reducing violent crime at places. Briefs from our successful event are now available online.
December 5, 2008
The ADJ Department sponsored a special panel featuring three U.S. Ambassadors to Latin America. Click here for more information.
December 3, 2008
Dr. Craig Henderson, from Sam Houston State University presented on Using RASCH Modeling to Understand Organizational Change in Justice Agencies.
November 18, 2008
Forum for New Ideas in Justice
Dr. David Weisburd gave a televised lecture at George Mason University entitled The Crucial Question for Crime: Not Who Done It but Where Done It?
Presentation Video (requires Quicktime)
November 17, 2008
Ideas in American Policing Lecture
Dr. Cynthia Lum delivered the Police Foundation's Lecture on Nov. 17th in Washington, DC on Translating Police Research into Practice.
American Society of Criminology Conference
Nov. 12: 7:00pm - CPWG Meeting (ASC place-based panels available here)
Nov. 13: 8:00am - Division of Corrections and Sentencing awards Faye Taxman 2008 Senior Scholar Award
Nov. 13: 2:00pm - Academy of Experimental Criminology awards David Weisburd 2008 Joan McCord Award
Nov. 13: 7:00pm - GMU reception
Nov. 14: 12:00pm: ADJ-JLCP Graduate Program Exhibit
October 15, 2008
Senator Webb (VA) Symposium on Drug Policy
Drs. Taxman and Lum served as panelists for Senator Webb's Symposium on Drug Policy, jointly sponsored by the Administration of Justice Department and the Senator's Office.
August 11-12, 2008
The Crime and Place Working Group (CPWG) completed its first successful working group meeting on August 11-12, 2008 at the Westin Embassy Row in Washington, DC.