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2020 OFA Recipient Cynthia LumCynthia Lum

Professor of Criminology

George Mason University

Cynthia Lum

Dr. Cynthia Lum is professor of criminology, law and society at George Mason University and a former police officer and detective with the Baltimore City Police Department. She is a global expert of evidence-based policing and has collaborated with local, state, federal, and international policing organizations and agencies to improve law enforcement operations through science and research translation. For her research and service efforts, she was awarded the George Mason University Williams Presidential Medal for Excellence in Social Impact.

Dr. Lum is a member of the Committee on Law and Justice (CLAJ) for the National Academies of Sciences and a member of the National Police Foundation Board of Directors and the Research Advisory Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. She is the founding editor of Translational Criminology Magazine and the next co-editor-in-chief of Criminology and Public Policy, the flagship policy journal of the American Society of Criminology.

C. Lum nomination packet




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