Dr. Eric L. Piza is an Associate Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Prior to entering academia, he served as the Specialist of the Newark, NJ Police Department, Research Director for Crime Analytics of the Rutgers Center on Public Security, and Research Program

Coordinator of the Police Institute. Dr. Piza is involved in a number of applied research projects focusing on the spatial analysis of crime patterns, problem-oriented policing, crime control technology, and the integration of academic research and police practice. Currently, Dr. Piza is leading a research project involving the systematic observation of body-camera footage to analyze situational characteristics of police use of force events. He has published more 45 peer-reviewed journal articles and secured over $2.3 million in grants in support of this research. Dr. Piza was the 2017 recipient of the American Society of Criminology, Division of Policing’s Early Career Award, which recognizes

outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of policing by someone who has received his or her Ph.D. degree within the last five years. He received his PhD from Rutgers University, School of Criminal Justice.


Newark NJ foot patrol study

Read Hayes has over 30 years’ of hands-on law enforcement, retailing, and research-based crime control experience in the US and over 20 countries. Reads is the University of Florida Crime Prevention Research Team’s Co-Director, and Director of the 160 corporate member retailer-supplier-LE coalition Loss Prevention Research Council.


Read and his team have conducted over 300 LP field research projects including 25 place-based RCTs, and his current research focus includes offender and customer decision-making and situational deterrence at different geo-scales.


LPRC - Loss Prevention Research Council

Dr. Cynthia Lum is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and Director the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. She researches primarily in the areas of policing, evidence-based crime policy, crime prevention, technology, and translational criminology. Her works in these areas include evaluating the impacts of patrol and detective activities, interventions, and technologies; understanding the translation and receptivity of research in policing; and measuring police proactivity. With Dr. Christopher Koper she has developed the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix (with Cody Telep) and the Matrix Demonstration Projects, translation tools designed to help police practitioners incorporate research into their strategic and tactical portfolios.

Professor Lum is an appointed member of the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) for the National Academies of Sciences (NAS), and has also served on the NAS’s Committee on Proactive Policing as well as its Standing Committee on Traffic Law Enforcement. She is a member of the National Police Foundation Board of Directors, the Research Advisory Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Misdemeanor Justice Project at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and an Executive Counselor for the American Society of Criminology. She is the founding editor of Translational Criminology Magazine and the Springer Series on Translational Criminology, and served as the first North American Editor for the Oxford Journal Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. Dr. Lum is a Fulbright Specialist in policing and criminology and is the co-Director of the International Summer School for Policing Scholarship, developed with colleagues at the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and Arizona State University.

Her recent book, with Christopher Koper is Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research Into Practice (2017, Oxford University Press). Professors Lum and Koper are Editors-In-Chief of Criminology and Public Policy, the flagship policy journal of the American Society of Criminology.

Reinventing American Policing

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