Jerry Ratcliffe
Professor Jerry Ratcliffe has an international reputation in the areas of environmental criminology and intelligence-led policing. He has previously served as a British police officer, and for a number of years he coordinated Australia’s National Strategic Intelligence Course. Dr Ratcliffe has authored or co-authored numerous books and over 60 research articles in crime mapping, strategic intelligence, and policing. His 2008 book Intelligence-Led Policing (Willan Publishing) has been described as the seminal work on the subject. He is a Professor and the chair of the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University.

Dr Jennifer Wood
Dr Jennifer Wood is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University. She previously served as a Fellow for the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University. Dr. Wood’s work has centered on trends in the delivery of policing and security within the broader context of shifts in regulation. She recently published Imagining Security (co-authored with Clifford Shearing, Willan Publishing, 2007) and Democracy, Society and the Governance of Security (co-edited with Benoît Dupont, Cambridge University Press, 2007).

Dr Elizabeth Groff
Dr Elizabeth Groff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple. Prior to joining Temple, she held positions at a non-profit research firm, a national science agency, and in local law enforcement. Dr Groff ran the NIJ Crime Mapping Research Center from 2001-02. She received her doctorate in Geography from the University of Maryland in 2006 and was the recipient of the Academy of Experimental Criminology’s Young Experimental Scholar Award in 2008.

Ralph Taylor
Professor Ralph Taylor received his doctorate in Social Psychology in 1977 from Johns Hopkins University and has been at Temple University since 1984. A former Visiting Fellow at the National Institute of Justice, he has received external research funding from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Corrections, Justice, and Mental Health. Dr Taylor is a Professor of Criminal Justice and holds a courtesy appointment in Geography and Urban Studies.

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Evan Sorg
Dr. Evan Sorg is a former New York City police officer and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Law and Justice Studies at Rowan University. He received his BA, MA and PhD from the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University.  He served as a research assistant for the Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment during which time he conducted qualitative field research across 60 crime hotspots with the Philadelphia Police Department. He was also involved in the BJA funded SMART policing initiative, a randomized trial assessing the impacts of three policing strategies focused in crime hotspots across Philadelphia. Broadly, his research interests involve policing and police/academic collaboration.

Travis Taniguchi
Dr. Travis Taniguchi is the Police Criminologist for the Redlands Police Department (Redlands, CA). He received his B.S. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Chaminade University of Honolulu and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Temple University. His research interests include program and policy evaluation, crime and place, street gang dynamics, and the spatial distribution of drug markets.He is dedicated to expanding and evaluating the partnerships between researchers and law enforcement practitioners. He currently manages an NIJ grant to create a smartphone application specifically targeted to the needs of law enforcement officers. His publications can be found in Justice Quarterly, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, and the Security Journal.

Cory Haberman
Dr. Cory Haberman is an assistant professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and his PhD from the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University, where he worked on the Philadelphia Smart Policing Initiative. His broad research interests include the geography of crime and policing.

Current graduate researchers:

Amber Perenzin

Mackenzie Tyler

Megan van Wallendael

Chris Naimo

Ryan Fisher