AUTOMATICALLY FORWARDING YOU TO OUR NEW E-CONSORTIUM WEBSITE:
PURPOSE REGISTER HERE
George Mason University's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP), in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), has formed an e-Consortium for University Centers and Researchers for Partnership with Justice Practitioners (NOTE: This consortium houses only UNIVERSITY centers and university researchers. Justice agencies and other entities will be freely able to search the database to connect with university/college researchers once the search functions are operational and need not upload their information.)
Justice agencies and practitioners often seek assistance and scientific advice from criminologists about interventions, evaluations, and crime problems. Facilitating these partnerships is an important catalyst for moving both the discipline of criminology and the practice of criminal justice forward. The purpose of this e-Consortium is to provide a resource to local, state, federal and other groups who seek to connect to nearby (or other) university researchers and centers on partnerships and projects that are mutually beneficial. Through this forum, we hope to strengthen and foster relationships between the academic research community and justice agencies, and to improve and increase the culture of evaluation and outreach by criminal justice practitioners, scholars and students. Improving the quality of criminal justice education through these collaborative activities is a priority of the CEBCP, and the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University.
Collaborations might include but are not limited to:
- advice regarding crime, interventions, and evaluations
- partnership on grant submissions for larger projects and evaluations
- development of “locally initiated partnerships” and memoranda of understanding
- exchange of data and research expertise
- opportunities for graduate student dissertation and thesis research that benefits agency research needs
- consultancy agreements between researchers/centers and agencies
- training and technical assistance
- guest lectures and speakers
- symposia, special events, etc.
The e-Consortium is a web-based search browser in which entries are submitted by interested researchers online. The resulting product is a searchable database for practitioners. The consortium is housed within the (CEBCP), in collaboration with the BJA.
The e-Consortium has been created without federal funding and is exclusively for not-for-profit, accredited university or college educational entities and is freely acceesible. Centers or individual researchers can register their information which will be placed into a searchable database referenced to practitioners and funding applicants by BJA and other funding entities. There is a wide variety of the type of university researchers, faculty, and centers that may be available for such partnerships. In some universities, only a single faculty member may be relevant and/or interested in such partnerships, while in other universities, multiple centers or faculty members might be available. Because of this wide variety, entries into the e-Consortium will be at the discretion of the entrant, although double entries will be discouraged. Entries will be monitored at the discretion of CEBCP.
The e-Consortium was created in collaboration by a number of researchers, listed below:
John Eck, University of Cincinnati
Laura Hickman, Portland State University
Charles Katz, Arizona State University
Leslie Kennedy, Rutgers University
Cynthia Lum, George Mason University (corresponding contact)
Jack McDevitt, Northeastern University
Jerry Ratcliffe, Temple University
Susan Turner, University of California, Irvine
Charles Wellford, University of Maryland
Click here to register with the e-Consortium