Justice system's and society's response to victims of crime
Dr. Lisa Newmark is the director of the undergraduate program and associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Before joining George Mason University in 2007, she was a Senior Research Associate in the Justice Policy Center of the Urban Institute. Dr. Newmark has extensive experience in applied research, program and policy development and evaluation, and direct services for a broad range of crime victims, including victims of violence against women, human trafficking, prison rape, homicide, and other crimes. She has studied specialized court models, victim compensation and assistance, and collaborative approaches across the range of justice system and private sector agencies.
Visher, Christy, Adele Harrell, Lisa Newmark, and Jennifer Yahner. (2009) "The Judicial Oversight
Demonstration: Culminating Report on the Evaluation." National Institute of Justice Research for
Practice report. NCJ 224201.
Visher, Christy, Adele Harrell, Lisa Newmark, and Jennifer Yahner. (2008) "Reducing Intimate
Partner Violence: An Evaluation of a Comprehensive Justice System-Community Collaboration."
Criminology and Public Policy. Vol. 7, No. 4, (November 2008), pp. 495-523.
Visher, C., Newmark, L., and Harrell, A. (2008). The Evaluation of the Judicial Oversight
Demonstration: Findings and Lessons on Implementation. Research for Practice publication of the
National Institute of Justice.
Newmark, L. (2006). The Role of Compensation in the Victim Support System. Networks, Vol. 21,
Nos. 1-2. Washington, DC: National Center for Victims of Crime.
CRIM 315 Research Methods and Analysis
CRIM 404 Crime Victims and Victimization
CRIM 490 Responding to Victims of Mass Trauma (special topics course)
CRIM 491/492 Criminology, Law and Society Honors Seminar