George Fachner has been a research analyst with CNA since 2008. He has been a principal analyst for numerous criminal justice programs within the Justice Innovations Center, focusing primarily on police operations. He has experience in research design and the execution of quantitative, qualitative, and multi-methodological studies for the public sector, including the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, and local police agencies. He holds a Master’s Degree in Justice, Law, and Crime Policy from George Mason University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from City University of New York, Baruch College.
M.A. Justice, Law, and Crime Policy, George Mason University, Manassas, VA, 2009. Thesis: “Homeland security policing: An expansion and empirical study of contingency and social threat theories.”
B.A. Political Science, Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, NY, 2006. Minor: Black and Hispanic Studies.
Stewart, J., Fachner, G., and Rodriguez King, D. Objective analysis aids police response to critical incidents. In progress.
Fachner, G., Rodriguez King, D., and Stewart, J. ‘Pairing’ after actions: Policy analysis and incident reconstruction in the wake of a critical police incident. Alexandria, VA: CNA, 2011.
Fachner, G. Homeland security policing: An expansion and empirical study of contingency and social threat theories. Master’s Thesis. Manassas, VA: George Mason University, 2009.
Lum, C., Haberfield, M., Fachner, G., and Lieberman C. “Police Activities to Counter Terrorism: What We Know and What We Need To Know.” In D. Weisburd, T. Feucht, I. Hakimi, L. Mock, and S. Perry (Eds.), To Protect and to Serve: Police and Policing in an Age of Terrorism - and Beyond. New York: Springer, 2009.
Lum, C. and Fachner, G. “Police pursuits in an age of innovation and reform: The IACP police pursuit database.” Alexandria, VA: International Association Chiefs of Police, 2009.
Acevedo, S., Smith, C., Meredith, B., and Fachner, G. “Coordinated community response in violence against women.” In V.L. Cortemiglia, Eliminating Violence Against Women: Forms, Strategies and Tools. Vienna: United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, 2008.
Fachner, G. and Henken, T. “The History of Texas.” In R. Schaefer (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2008.
Fachner G. and Henken, T. "The Alamo." In R. Schaefer (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2008.
Certificate of Excellence, Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, 2009.
National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Assistantship, 2007-2008.
George Mason Foundation Fellowship – Dean’s Challenge Award, 2007.
Arnold Picker Award for Excellence in Black and Hispanic Studies, 2006.