Community-based crime prevention, place-based criminology, policing, youth and crime, program evaluation, mixed-methods research, research synthesis
Dr. Charlotte Gill is an Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University. She received her PhD in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. Her primary research interests are community- and place-based crime prevention approaches, particularly with juveniles and youth; community policing; program evaluation; and research synthesis. Dr. Gill has fifteen years of experience in applied experimental and quasi-experimental research and is currently partnering with several police departments and community groups around the United States to develop and test community-led approaches to place-based prevention and improve police responses to people with mental health issues. Dr. Gill also serves as a member of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group steering committee. She is a 2017-19 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and has received several awards and honors, including the 2018 Mentoring Excellence award from Mason OSCAR and the 2019 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty - Rising Star award.
Gill, Charlotte, Rachel Jensen, and Breanne Cave. (2018). Exploring physical force and subject resistance in police encounters with people with behavioral health issues. Victims & Offenders, 13(8), 1106-1131.
Gill, Charlotte, David Weisburd, Zoe Vitter, Claudia Gross Shader, Tari Nelson-Zagar, and Linda Spain. (2018). Collaborative problem-solving at youth crime hot spots: A pilot study. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 41(3), 325-338.
Gill, Charlotte, Alese Wooditch, and David Weisburd. (2017). Testing the "law of crime concentration at place" in a suburban setting: Implications for research and practice. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 33(3), 519-545.
Weisburd, David, David Farrington, and Charlotte Gill (Eds.) (2016). What works in crime prevention and rehabilitation: Lessons from systematic reviews. New York: Springer.
Gill, Charlotte and David B. Wilson. (2016). Improving the success of reentry programs: Identifying the impact of service–need fit on recidivism. Criminal Justice & Behavior, 44(3), 336-359.
Gill, Charlotte, David Weisburd, Cody W. Telep, Zoe Vitter, and Trevor Bennett. (2014). Community-oriented policing to reduce crime, disorder, and fear and increase satisfaction and legitimacy among citizens: A systematic review. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 10(4), 399-428.
CRIM 320 Crime & Place
CRIM 491/492 Honors Seminar (2016-17)
CRIM 511 Evidence-Based Crime and Justice Policy
CRIM 516 Evaluation of Crime and Justice Policies and Practices
CRIM 781 Justice Program Evaluation
CRIM 795 Criminological Theory
PhD, Criminology, University of Pennsylvania (2010)
MPhil, Criminology, University of Cambridge (2004)
BA/MA, Law, University of Cambridge (2003)