The Department of Criminology, Law and Society is a dynamic, multidisciplinary unit. The faculty includes some of the nation’s top researchers in the field. Graduate and undergraduate students have the opportunity to work closely with these outstanding faculty in courses and on research projects. As they graduate, students go on to work in the area’s top federal agencies, law schools, and doctoral programs.
Students at the graduate and undergraduate level develop strong foundations in research, methods, theories and systems of justice, criminology and crime policy, and law and society. They graduate with the knowledge and skills needed to understand the causes and consequences of crime and injustice, the responses by criminal and civil justice institutions, and what works to improve social conditions among affected individuals, communities, organizations, and countries.
Doctoral student Stephanie Maass from the Department of Criminology, Law and Society has published an article discussing how knowledge is transferred into practice in correctional settings. This article appears in the spring edition of Perspectives, the journal of the American Probation and Parole Association.
Cochrane at Mason staff members have contributed to a recent Pew Research report which examines trends in firearm homicide, non-fatal violent gun crime victimization and non-fatal violent crime victimization over the last two decades.
George Mason University’s Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) hosted a joint Symposium and Congressional Briefing on Evidence-Based Policing on George Mason’s Arlington Campus on April 8 and at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on April 9.