Cynthia Lum

Director & Professor

Cynthia Lum is professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy. Her areas of research are policing and security, technology, crime prevention, and evidence-based crime policy. Her works in this area have included evaluations of policing interventions and police technology, understanding the translation and receptivity of research in policing, and assessing security efforts of federal agencies. With Drs. Christopher Koper and Cody Telep she has developed the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix and its associated demonstration projects, which are translation tools designed to help police practitioners incorporate research into their strategic and tactical portfolio. She is a member of the Research Advisory Committee of the IACP, the International Advisory Committee of the Scottish Institute for Police Research, the Board of Trustees for the Pretrial Justice Institute, and a Fulbright Specialist. She is the founding editor of Translational Criminology Magazine and the Springer Series on Translational Criminology.