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. He is a member of the Science Advisory Board for the Office of Justice Programs in the U.S. Department of Justice, sits on the FBI National Academy Advisory Board, and is a member of the National Academies of Sciences panel on Proactive Policing.
Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Dr Ratcliffe 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 and the Philadelphia Police Department, he is running the NIJ-funded Philadelphia Predictive Policing Experiment, the largest randomized field experiment in predictive policing ever undertaken. Prior to this, he was the lead researcher on the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment and with Elizabeth Groff co-authored the Philadelphia Policing Tactics Experiment.
He is the author or co-author of over 60 research articles and five books (Google scholar profile), including GIS and Crime Mapping, two editions of Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence, Policing Illegal Drug Markets,and Intelligence-Led Policing, which has a second edition coming in Spring 2016.
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.