Look below for media mentions of CEBCP and our team members.
Mason News Covers Annual Symposium, stating that the two-day conference addressed the numerous opportunities and challenges facing policing and the importance of research in making informed decisions about crime and justice policies.
Covering with Fewer Cops. Mike Reese Turns to Science to Help with Police Staffing Woes (Portland Mercury) Discusses Cody Telep's presentation to Portland City Council on the evidence regarding the effectiveness of hot spots policing.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Mary Lou Leary mentioned David Weisburd's hot spots research in remarks at the 8th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America.
Prison Population Can Shrink When Police Crowd Streets
(New York Times) David Weisburd discusses the benefits of hot spots policing in this article focusing on how criminal justice resources would be better spent on policing than prisons.
Obama Gun Plan: Fact Checking the GOP's Response (Huffington Post) Christopher Koper's research on the effects of the Assault Weapons Ban is discussed.
Gun laws, federal law, and technology. Christopher Koper discusses his the evaluation of the Assault Weapons Ban for the US Department of Justice.
Minneapolis Gun Summit (KARE 11). Christopher Koper participated in a regional gun summit in Minneapolis that included 70 politicians and law enforcement officials from six states.
"Data Indicate Drop in High-Capacity Magazines During Federal Gun Ban" (Washington Post) Christopher Koper is quoted discussing the impact of the federal gun ban on high-capacity magazines in Virginia.
"NRA Misleads on Assault Weapons" (Salon). Christopher Koper stated that the effects of the Assault Weapons Ban are still unfolding and may not be fully felt for several years into the future due to the ban’s exemption of millions of pre-ban automatic weapons.
"Bushmaster .223: Weapon Used in Newtown Shooting a Lightning Rod in Gun Debate" (TIME NewsFeed). Christopher Koper discussed how the AR-15 has long been a target of anti-gun legislation.
"Do Something Smart, Not Just Fast, on Mass Shootings" (Washington Post). 1999 study investigating the impacts of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, co-written by Christopher Koper, is cited by Washington Post.
"Five Steps to Help End America’s Gun Violence Epidemic" (MSNBC). Christopher Koper discussed that the Large-Capacity Magazines ban was the most effective component of the Assault Weapons Ban.
Assistant Attorney General Awards Announced. Attorney General Eric Holder made a special trip to OJP last Thursday to present the first Laurie O Robinson Award to Senior Policy Advisor Phelan Wyrick.
"Seattle Forum on Police Relations Identifies Trust as Top Concern"
(The Seattle Times). David Weisburd and Charlotte Gill participated in the forum. View the press conference given by the Mayor of Seattle here.
Department of Homeland Security criminologist Richard Legault discussed DHS research projects including a CEBCP grant ('Terrorism is Local' The Crime Report)
CEBCP Graduate Research Associate Cody Telep will join the faculty of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University in August as an Assistant Professor.
Senior Fellow Laurie Robinson appeared on the DC Public Safety radio show to discuss her time as Assistant Attorney General and her new position at George Mason.
"Mason Criminologists Help Police Improve Crime Fighting Tactics Through Research" (Mason News)
Cynthia Lum is 1 of 3 George Mason faculty members to receive a 2012 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator award.
"Technology: 'A component of a strategy, not a strategy in and of itself'"
(Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice, Vera Institute of Justice). Describes a roundtable that Cynthia Lum participated in on cost-benefit analysis and technology in policing.
The Sacramento Police Department and Sgt. Renee Mitchell won a Silver Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement Research from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for their hot spots policing study. CEBCP staff including David Weisburd, Cynthia Lum, Christopher Koper, and Cody Telep were involved in the planning and evaluation of this experiment. (Criminology, Law and Society Faculty Receive Research Awards)
A study of illegal immigration enforcement policy in Prince William County, VA won the Bronze Award from IACP. CEBCP Senior Fellow Christopher Koper worked on the project. (Press release from the University of Virginia: "U.Va.-Led Study of Illegal Immigration Enforcement Policy Wins International Award")
Cynthia Lum Named Fall Outstanding Supervisor (Mason News)
Cynthia Lum was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on license plate tracking technology ("New Tracking Frontier: Your License Plates")
The work of David Weisburd and Christopher Koper was mentioned in a press conference held by Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and the Captains of the five precincts of the Seattle Police Department. Read the press release here. Watch video of the press conference from the Seattle Channel below.
Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess discussed the Evidence-Based Assessment of the City of Seattle's Crime Prevention Programs in a post to Council Connection, News and Updates from Seattle City Council: "2013-2013 City Budget: Listening Closely and Investing Wisely"
"Seattle Programs to Prevent Crime May Do the Opposite" (Mynorthwest.com) discusses the Evidence-Based Assessment of the City of Seattle's Crime Prevention Programs.
The Assessment was also covered by the Rainier Valley Post "Auditor: Three City-Funded Crime Prevention Programs May Actually Increase Crime"
CEBCP team members received multiple mentions in the September 2012 Accolades from George Mason University including new grant awards for David Weisburd, Brian Lawton, and Charlotte Gill and two awards for Laurie Robinson.
CEBCP Senior Fellow Jim Bueermann was named the new president of the Police Foundation. The announcement was also covered by the Redlands Daily Facts ("Former Redlands Chief Appointed to National Board")
"City Gets Nearly $1 Million Grant to Address Youth Violence in Rainier Valley" (KOMO News) notes that the City of Seattle and CEBCP will be partnering in a project funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance to address juvenile crime hot spots in Rainier Valley.
Seattle City Council Member Tim Burgess also wrote about the grant on his blog.
"Crime Fighting Plans all Lead to Hot Spot Policing" (HealthyCal.org) quotes David Weisburd and mentions the Sacramento hot spots experiment
"2 Opinions on Stop-and-Frisk Report" (The New York Times) mentions research by David Weisburd, Cody Telep, and Brian Lawton
"Former U.S. Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson to Join Mason Faculty"
(George Mason University)
Visit the Jerry Lee Symposium page for more media coverage of the event.
"'Being Smart on Crime Does Not Mean Being Soft Headed': MP"(The Crime Report)
"Panelist: Verdict Still Out on Evidence-Based Crime Fighting" (The Crime Report)
The CEBCP study of license plate recognition technology was cited in a Montgomery Gazette article: "Montgomery County police cameras take pictures of thousands of cars daily."
David Weisburd will speak about his new book, The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem, at the University of Missouri- St. Louis on February 6. Read St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay's press release about the event here.
"New Book Analyzes Counterterrorism Measures" (George Mason University)
Christopher Koper's research on the federal assault weapons ban was cited in a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (Heller v. District of Columbia)
Sacramento Police Department released a press release announcing the significant crime declines that resulted from the hot spots experiment CEBCP has been involved in evaluating: "'Hot Spots' Policing Reduces Crime"
The Sacramento Bee also reported on the release: "Sacramento police 'hot spot' study shows focus the key" and so did the Sacramento Press: "'Hot Spot' Policing Reduces Crime"
The Atlantic Cities wrote about the Sacramento hot spots experiment that CEBCP has been involved in developing and evaluating: "Fighting Crime in an Era of Belt-Tightening"
Click here to read more about the CEBCP-Campbell Collaboration Joint Symposium on Evidence-Based Policy
Cynthia Lum and George Fachner's (graduate of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society MA program) research on police pursuits cited in a Supreme Court decision (Sykes v. United States)
Cynthia Lum has been selected as one of two individuals to receive the 2011 U.S. Attorney General's Citizen Volunteer Service Award. See the full announcement here and see an article from George Mason about the award here.
CityStream video on the Seattle Channel covering CEBCP's visit to Seattle to discuss Evidence-Based Approaches to Crime Reduction
David Weisburd has won the prestigious Klachky Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science for 2011, presented by Hebrew University.
City Council's Burgess brings police experts to talk new approaches in Seattle
Coverage of CEBCP visit to Seattle from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Juvenile Crime Problems in Seattle 'Hot Spots' "
Video from David Weisburd's Neil A. Weiner Research Speaker Series lecture at the Vera Institute of Justice in February.
Seattle’s Office of City Auditor has issued a report "Addressing Crime and Disorder in Seattle’s “Hot Spots”: What Works?" based in part on research by David Weisburd and colleagues on crime at place in Seattle
Several Seattle media outlets covered the report:
City: A few streets responsible for half of Seattle's crime (KOMO News)
Study: Seattle crime concentrated to small areas
New report identifies Seattle crime 'hot spots
(KING 5 News)
David Weisburd's research featured in Mason Research 2011, the annual magazine covering innovative research at GMU (Examining the Role That Place Plays in Crime)
Listen to Advisory Board Member Chief Jim Bueermann discuss hot spots policing in Sacramento on KTKZ AM1380 here (MP3 file from KTKZ).
David Weisburd, and Cynthia Lum mentioned in a Sacramento Bee article on hot spots policing in Sacramento.
David Weisburd featured as part of GMU advertising campaign in Roll Call. See Mason Comprehensive Advertising Campaign Targeted to Local Audiences
Cynthia Lum mentioned in article on social media in the Alexandria Police Department. See
Futurist envisions coming social media advantage for local police
The innovative uses of iPads and iPhones in the Redlands Police Department featured in an article on the Apple website. CEBCP is working with Redlands PD to evaluate the use of iPhones and iPads by officers.
BJA training article on the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix
"Deputy Chief Hassan Aden Inducted into Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame" Alexandria News
"7 questions for the Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame" TBD.com
"Crime Center Honors Policing Leaders at International Conference" The Mason Gazette
Inside Track column, Boston Herald
"Police Chief Inducted to Hall of Fame" Marietta Daily Journal
"Davis, Ramsey, Stephens Among Policing Hall of Fame Inductees" The Crime Report
"Marietta Police Chief Honored" CBS Atlanta
"Top Cop Ramsey a Hall-of-Famer" Philadelphia Daily News
"Bueermann Selected for Hall of Fame Honors" Redlands Daily Facts
"Colleges Collaborate on Evidence-Based Crime Policy Workshop" The Mason Gazette
David Weisburd winning the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology was highlighted by the Fairfax Times (GMU Professor Wins Criminology Award)
David Weisburd was awarded the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology (Weisburd Wins Criminology’s Top Prize for His Policing Research)
David Weisburd's research highlighted by Mason Gazette (Innovative Criminologist Looks at the Role That Place Plays in Crime)