Benjamin Carleton

Benjamin Carleton

Benjamin Carleton

Graduate Research Assistant

Evidence-based policing, police-community relations, police legitimacy and accountability, crime prevention and reduction

Ben Carleton is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. He also serves as a Graduate Research Assistant with the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy where he supports the research efforts of Dr. David Weisburd and Dr. Charlotte Gill. Ben also works part-time for a not-for-profit research organization in which he supports training and technical assistance efforts, organizational assessments, and research projects related to policing and crime prevention. He received his M.A.S. in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine in 2023 and his B.A. in Sociology, Political Science, and Spanish from the Honors Program at the University of Delaware in 2017. His research interests include evidence-based policing, police-community relations, police legitimacy and accountability, and crime prevention and reduction.  

Selected Publications

Christoff, T., Carleton, B., & Bowman, T. (2021). Final Report: Independent Audit of the City of Little Rock’s Police Department. Arlington, VA: CNA.  

Carleton, Benjamin. (2021). One Size Does Not Fit All: Tailoring Victim Services for the Local Native American Population in Pennington County, South Dakota. Arlington, VA: CNA.

Carleton, Benjamin, and Rodney Monroe. (2020). Supporting a Safer Community in Charlotte: Secondary Victims and the Beginning of Homicide Support Groups. Washington, DC: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. 

Carleton, B., Cunningham, B., & Thorkildsen, Z. (2020). The Use of Predictive Analytics in Policing. Arlington, VA: CNA.   


MAS Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine

BA Sociology, Political Science, and Spanish, University of Delaware

Recent Presentations

Cunningham, B., Lawrence, D., Carleton, B., & Christoff, T. (2023) Advancing Understandings of Officer Wellness and Early Interventions. American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, Las Vegas, NV.

Carleton, B., & Bauer, V. (2022) Using Analytics to Improve Officer Safety and Wellness: Findings from a Pilot Study. American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, GA.