Charlotte Gill

Charlotte Gill

Charlotte Gill

Assistant Professor

Community-based crime prevention, place-based criminology, policing, youth and crime, program evaluation, mixed-methods research, research synthesis

Dr. Charlotte Gill is an Assistant 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 over ten 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 the co-editor of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group. She is a 2017-19 Andrew Carnegie Fellow and received the Academy of Experimental Criminology’s Young Experimental Scholar award in 2012.

Selected Publications

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.

Courses Taught

CRIM 320 Crime & Place

CRIM 491/492 Honors Seminar (2016-17)

CRIM 511 Evidence-Based Crime and Justice Policy

CRIM 795 Criminological Theory


PhD, Criminology, University of Pennsylvania (2010)
MPhil, Criminology, University of Cambridge (2004)
BA/MA, Law, University of Cambridge (2003)

Dissertations Supervised

Denise Nazaire, Cultivating Community Engagement in Youth Violence Prevention: A Community-Led, Place-Based, Data-Driven, Non-Arrest Approach (2018)