Fellows

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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