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Elements in Criminology

Elements in Criminology seeks to identify key contributions in theory and empirical research that help to identify, enable, and stake out advances in contemporary criminology. The series will focus on radical new ways of understanding and framing criminology, whether of place, communities, persons, or situations. The relevance of criminology for preventing and controlling crime will also be a key focus of this series. 

Rather than summarizing traditional theories and approaches, Elements in Criminology will reinforce and advance “turning points” in recent years, and identify new turning points as they emerge. Additionally, the series seeks a mix of forward-looking analytical reviews, as well as reports on innovative new research.

About the Editor

David Weisburd is a Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, at George Mason University, Virginia and Executive Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. He is also the Walter E. Meyer Professor Emeritus of Law and Criminal Justice at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem. Professor Weisburd is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. He is also the recipient of many prestigious honors and awards including the Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2010, the Sutherland (2014) and Vollmer Awards (2017) from the American Society of Criminology, the Robert Boruch Award for contributions to evidence based policy from the Campbell Collaboration (2014), and the 2015 Israel Prize.  In 2022 he received the Rothschild Prize for Social Science.

Contact the Editor

If you would like more information about this series, or are interested in writing an Element, please email Professor Weisburd at:

Editorial Advisory Board

Professor Catrien Bijleveld, Directeur NSCR and Professor of Research Methods in Criminology, VU University Amsterdam

Professor Francis Cullen, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati School of Criminal Justice

Professor Manuel Eisner, Wolfson Professor of Criminology, Cambridge University

Professor Elizabeth Groff, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Temple University

Professor Cynthia  Lum, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, George Mason University

Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, School of Social Science, University of Queensland

Professor Daniel Nagin, Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University

Professor Ojmarrh Mitchell, Department of Criminology, University of South Florida

Professor Alex Piquero, Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology, University of Texas at Dallas

Professor Richard Rosenfeld, Founders Professor, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Missouri