Charlotte Gill, PhD

Charlotte Gill, PhD

Associate Professor

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Other Positions:

Deputy Director

Research Theme:

Digital Technologies - Inventing new algorithms, digital techniques, and technologies

Key Interests:

Community-Based Crime Prevention, Place-Based Criminology, Policing, Youth and Crime, Program Evaluation, Mixed-Methods Research, Research Synthesis


PhD, Criminology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Focus

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.


College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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