George Mason University professor David Weisburd is considered one of the world's top criminologists. His work on "hot spots" won him the Stockholm Prize. Weisburd, his students and others talk about his work, his influence and his passion for criminology and teaching.
The JLCP program prides itself on the scholarly work of its graduate students and their collaboration with our faculty. Numerous articles and book chapters were recently authored or co-authored by students in the masters and PhD programs.
Distinguished Professor David Weisburd has been named the winner of the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his research and findings that police patrols at crime “hot spots” do not merely move crime around the corner.
The Stockholm prize is widely considered the most prestigious in the field of criminology, and this is the first time the international committee has bestowed the award on a single individual. Winners receive 1 million Swedish kroner (about $130,000).
USA Today discusses a study funded by the Justice Department and quotes one of George Mason University's criminologists, Dr. Faye Taxman. Dr. Taxman is also a GMU University Professor and Graduate Director of the Justice, Law, and Crime Policy program.
Symposium hosted by Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) and the Administration of Justice Department
On Wednesday, October 15, Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) and the Administration of Justice Department of George Mason University hosted a symposium entitled “Drugs in America: Trafficking, Policy and Sentencing.”
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences announced the first of recipients of the Dean’s Challenge Award. The award criteria are simple. Students must be challenging themselves academically and taking true advantage of all the opportunities George Mason has to offer.