As far back as her sophomore year in high school, Mason volleyball player Ewelina Gacek knew she wanted a career in law enforcement. That is why George Mason University and its highly regarded Criminology, Law, and Society Department originally made it onto her radar. Add an offer of an athletic scholarship and Mason was something she couldn’t pass up.
Data mining website ScholarGPS ranked David Weisburd, Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Executive Director of Mason's Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, seventh overall in lifetime research achievement in the areas of criminology and criminal justice.
David Weisburd, Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society, comments on the observed shift from police pedestrian stops to police traffic stops in Chicago, IL. A 2023 article by Weisburd, Kevin Peterson, and Sydney Fay on the efficacy of SQFs as a proactive policing strategy is also cited.
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Victoria A. Greenfield, a Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, was awarded the 2023 European Society of Criminology Book Award for her book Assessing the Harms of Crime: A New Framework for Criminal Policy (co-authored with Letizia Paoli, 2022, Oxford University Press).