Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy Hosts Congressional Briefing

Posted: October 22, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: October 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

Mason’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) within the Administration of Justice Department is hosting a congressional briefing at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The topic is “Evidence-Based Crime Policy: What We Know and What We Need to Know.” The briefing will be led by David Weisburd, director of CEBCP and Mason Distinguished Professor, and will include presentations from significant researchers in the field, including four Mason Administration of Justice professors whose work covers a range of topics related to criminal justice and criminology:

  • James Willis, assistant professor, “Enhancing Police Legitimacy Through the Integration of Compstat and Community Policing”
  • Linda Merola, assistant professor, “Prospects for Evidence-Based Court Policy”
  • David B. Wilson, associate professor, “Lessons Learned about Reducing Recidivism from Research on Correctional and Juvenile Delinquency Programs”
  • Faye Taxman, professor, “Treatment, Supervision and Crime Control”

More information on this and other events hosted by the center is available at the CEBCP web site.

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