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 has over ten years of experience in applied experimental and quasi-experimental research. She is currently a research partner on two Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BJA) grants to develop community-led approaches to tackling youth crime hot spots in Seattle, WA (with David Weisburd) and rural Kentucky, and three Smart Policing Initiative (BJA) grants: a randomized trial of collective efficacy policing in Brooklyn Park, MN (with David Weisburd); a randomized trial of coordinated police-mental health provider services in Roanoke County, VA (with Sue-Ming Yang); and a quasi-experiment examining RADAR (Risk Awareness, De-escalation And Referral), a community-based information sharing approach to improve police interactions with individuals with cognitive or behavioral health issues in Shoreline, WA (with the Police Foundation). Dr. Gill is the co-editor of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group and a board member of the American Society of Criminology's Division of Experimental Criminology. She was recently awarded an Andrew Carnegie Fellowship (2017-19) and received the Academy of Experimental Criminology's Young Experimental Scholar award in 2012.

Selected Publications

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, Denise Gottfredson, and Kirsten Hutzell. (2016). Can school policing be trauma- informed? Lessons from Seattle. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 39(3), 551-565. 

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 795 Criminological Theory


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