Cynthia Lum, PhD

University Professor

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Research Theme:

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

Key Interests:

Policing Strategies, Tactics, and Organization, Crime Prevention, Evidence-Based Crime Policy and Evaluation, Translational Criminology, Justice Technologies


PhD, Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland

Research Focus

Dr. Cynthia Lum a leading authority on evidence-based policing, an approach that advocates that research, evaluation, and scientific processes should have “a seat at the table” in law enforcement policymaking and practice. She has studied and written extensively about patrol operations and police crime prevention activities, police technology, investigations and detective work, and evidence-based crime policy. Additionally, she has developed numerous tools and strategies to translate and institutionalize research into everyday law enforcement operations.


College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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