Charlotte Gill is assistant professor of Criminology, Law and Society and deputy director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University. Gill joined Mason in 2010 as a postdoctoral fellow and researcher and was appointed to the tenure-track faculty in 2014.
Gill’s research focuses on the intersection among communities, places and crime prevention. She studies the impact of community-oriented policing programs on crime prevention and community attitudes toward the police; develops and evaluates approaches that harness the creativity and expertise of community members in the development of crime prevention programs; and assesses the impact of efforts to improve police responses to people with mental illness. She collaborates regularly with police departments, community groups and government agencies to support the development of evidence-based policy.
Gill has published 25 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, 12 technical reports, and nine practitioner-oriented translational pieces. Her work has been cited more than 1,200 times. She has given keynote presentations in the United States, United Kingdom and China, and has received several awards including a prestigious Andrew Carnegie Fellowship (2017-19).
Gill is an accomplished teacher with a strong record of service to both George Mason and the field of criminology. Her teaching combines high-impact, evidence-based practices with career development, service learning and outreach to the local community. She is a dedicated mentor to both undergraduate and graduate students. She received Mason’s OSCAR Mentoring Excellence Award in 2018.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Gill earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Law and Criminology from the University of Cambridge and a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania.