PPDwagonThis is the website for Dr Jerry Ratcliffe, Professor of Criminal Justice, and Director of the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. My current research projects include an analysis of the crime reduction effectiveness of the CCTV cameras in Philadelphia (with Dr Liz Groff and funded by the National Institute of Justice), and a SMART Policing Initiative collaboration with the Philadelphia Police Department (funded by Bureau of Justice Assistance). Professor Ralph Taylor and I are also working with Azavea on an NIJ-funded predictive policing program.

For more information, please see either the Department of Criminal Justice or the Center for Security and Crime Science at Temple University.

Media Inquiries

If you have a media request, visit the Temple University media site, or call 215-204-8561. Their website has a brief faculty focus video. I do not comment on stories related to police corruption or misconduct, and generally only comment on stories related to policing and crime in the Philadelphia region.