Jerry Ratcliffe is a Professor and the chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He also directs the university’s Center for Security and Crime Science, and is a member of the Science Advisory Board for the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice.
Prior to coming to Philadelphia, he was a police officer with London’s Metropolitan Police for over a decade, and a senior research analyst with the Australian Institute of Criminology. His current research projects include a SMART Policing Initiative collaboration with the Philadelphia Police Department (funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance); and with colleague Ralph Taylor he is running the NIJ-funded Philadelphia Predictive Policing Experiment, the largest randomized field experiment in predictive policing ever undertaken.
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 of Dr Ratcliffe. He doesn’t comment on stories related to police corruption or misconduct, and generally only comments on stories related to policing and crime in the Philadelphia region.