Prof. David Weisburd

Prof. David Weisburd
Institute of Criminology
Walter E. Meyer chair in law and criminal justice
02-5882507; 02-5883291


Ph.D. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) May 1985

M.Phil. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) May 1980

M.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT (Sociology) December 1978

B.A. Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (Sociology, Magna Cum Laude) May 1976


Representative Publications 


Weisburd, David and John Eck (Eds.). (2019). Unraveling the Crime-Place Connection: New Directions in Theory and Policy. (Series on Advances in Criminological Theory) New York: Routledge/Taylor Francis., 

Weisburd, David (2018). Vollmer Award Address: Hot Spots of Crime and Place-based  Prevention. Criminology and Public Policy 17(1): 5-25.

Weisburd, David, Breanne Cave, Matt Nelson, Clair White, Amelia Haviland, Justin Ready, Brian Lawton, Kathleen Sikkema. (2018)  Mean Streets and Mental Health: Depression and PTSD at Crime Hot Spots. American Journal of Community Psychology 61:285-295.

Weisburd, David, and Malay K. Majmundar 2018 (Editors).  Proactive Policing: Effects on Crime and Communities. Washington DC: The National Academies Press.


Weisburd, David, Anthony Braga, Elizabeth Groff, and Alese Wooditch.  (2017) Can Hot Spots Policing Reduce Crime in Urban Areas? An Agent-Based Simulation.Criminology 55 (1):137-173.

Weisburd, David, Badi Hasisi, Efrat Shoham, Gali Aviv, and Noam Haviv.  (2017). Reinforcing the Impacts of Work Release on Prisoner Recidivism: The Importance of Integrative Interventions.  Journal of Experimental Criminology Volume 13 (2): 241–264

Weisburd, D., Farrington, D., and Gill, C. (2017). What works in crime prevention   and rehabilitation: An assessment of systematic reviews. Criminology and Public Policy 16 (2):415-449

Weisburd, David et al.  (2016). Place Matters: Criminology for the 21st Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Weisburd, David. (2016).  Does hot spots policing inevitably lead to unfair and abusive police practices, or can we maximize both fairness and effectiveness in the new proactive policing?  The University of Chicago Legal Forum. 2016 U. Chi. Legal F. 661.

Weisburd, David, Alese Wooditch, Sarit Weisburd and SueMing Yang. (2015). Do Stop, Question, and Frisk Practices Deter Crime: Evidence at Micro-units of Space and Time. Criminology and Public Policy 15:31-56.

Weisburd, David, Elizabeth Groff, Greg Jones, Breanne Cave, Karen Amendola, Sue-Ming Yang and Rupert Emison. (2015). The Dallas Patrol Management Experiment: Can AVL Technologies be Used to Harness Unallocated Patrol Time for Crime Prevention? Journal of Experimental Criminology, 11(3), 367-391.

Weisburd, David.  (2015). The Law of Crime Concentration and the Criminology of Place. Criminology 53(2), 133-157.

Weisburd, David, Elizabeth Groff and SueMing Yang. (2012). The Criminology of Place: Street Segments And Our Understanding of the Crime Problem.  Oxford: Oxford University Press