The Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing team offers a unique blend of professional and educational experience. Our Fellows bring a wide range of skills, disciplines and experience to our work. We draw on citizens of the US, UK, Australia, Ghana, Israel, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland.

Our Senior Fellows are all current or former heads of police agencies or academic programs in leading universities.

Our Fellows are early career PhDs who have extensive experience in research and graduate teaching on policing.

Our Junior Fellows are all PhD students in leading research universities who have spent substantial time periods working at an operational level on projects implementing EBP.

Professor Lawrence Sherman, Chief Executive

The Cambridge Centre’s Chief Executive, Professor Lawrence Sherman, is the founder of EBP and Honorary President of the Society of Evidence-Based Policing. A world-renowned police innovator and educator, he has led over thirty police experiments with over 15,000 Google citations. Sherman’s Triple-T framework of Targeting, Testing and Tracking can put EBP into practice in any police agency, at any level.

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Sir Denis O’Connor

Sir Denis O’Connor is Radzinowicz Fellow at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University. He is an independent director of the Board of the College of Policing, and an adviser on Policing to the Ministry of Defence.

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Peter Neyroud

Peter Neyroud joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He served in all ranks from Constable to Detective Superintendent and in roles ranging from Uniform beat officer, Vice Squad, Community Relations, Public Order Commander and Senior Detective.

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Dr. Heather Strang

Dr Heather Strang is the Deputy Director of the Jerry Lee Centre of Experimental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. She has been involved since 1994 in experiments testing the effectiveness of restorative justice, both in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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Dr. Barak Ariel

Barak Ariel is a lecturer in the Police Executive Programme. Among other topics, Barak provides seminars on research methods, systematic reviews and statistical analyses.

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Dr. Meredith L. Patten

Dr. Meredith L. Patten holds her PhD in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Criminology and Deviance. Dr. Patten has worked in the criminal justice and security fields for over 17 years.

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Sumit Kumar

Sumit is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. His areas of research are policing and crime prevention, terrorism in South Asia, comparative criminology and theory testing.

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Molly Slothower

Molly served as the field manager of the West Midlands Police (UK) Turning Point Experiment from 2012 to 2014, the primary investigator on the Turning Point Victim randomized controlled trial.

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Sara Valdebenito

Sara came to Cambridge in 2011 and she is currently enrolled in the PhD programme at the Institute of Criminology in the University of Cambridge.

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Cristobal Weinborn

Cristóbal is a clinical psychologist with more than six years of experience in public policies and criminological research in Chile, with extensive knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of young offenders. 

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