David Weisburd

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American criminologist

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David Weisburd was born in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. He received his B.A. from Brandeis University, and an M.A., an M.Phil, and a Ph.D in sociology from Yale University. Weisburd currently hold joint appointments as the Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, Executive Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, and Distinguished Professor at George Mason University.

A prolific writer, Weisburd has published hundreds of articles and more than 30 books including Police Innovation: Contrasting Perspectives and The Criminology of Place: Street Segments and Our Understanding of the Crime Problem. He has conducted meaningful research into white-collar crime, as well as the micro-geography of crime. He has done numerous longitudinal studies exploring frequent locations of crime in cities such as Seattle, Tel Aviv, and Jersey City, New Jersey. He has advocated for more intentional distribution of police coverage in areas of criminal hot spots. He also found that white collar criminals tended to fit a common profile and that the crimes were generally mundane.

For his work, Weisburd has been honored numerous times. He was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (the highest honor in the field), the Edwin H. Sutherland Award from the American Society of Criminology, and most recently, the August Vollmer Award. In 2005, he was selected to be an honorary fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

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According to Wikipedia, David L. Weisburd , is an Israeli/American criminologist who is well known for his research on crime and place, policing and white collar crime. Weisburd was the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Stockholm Prize in Criminology, and was recently awarded the Israel Prize in Social Work and Criminological Research, considered the state's highest honor. Weisburd holds joint tenured appointments as Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. and Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice in the Institute of Criminology of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, At George Mason University Weisburd was founder of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and is now its executive director. Weisburd also serves as Chief Science Advisor at the National Police Foundation in Washington, D.C., and chair of its Research Advisory Committee. Weisburd was the founding editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, and is now the general editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

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