Professor Emeritus
554 Gladfelter Hall


Space and Time, Space and Time Criminology, Illegal Drugs


George F. Rengert is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at Temple University. He holds an MA from the Ohio State University and a Ph. D. from the University of North Carolina. A geographer by training, he is one of the early contributors to the modern field of spatial analysis in criminology. Dr. Rengert is the author or editor of nine books and more than 100 scientific articles and papers dealing with such diverse topics as the location of illegal drug markets, spatial justice, and barriers to the spatial movement of criminals. His current research interests center on the application of Geographic Information Systems to the analysis of urban crime patterns.

Selected Publications

  • 2011: Residential Burglary, Charles Thomas
  • 2005: Policing Illegal Drug Markets, Charles Thomas
  • 2001: Campus Security Situational Crime Prevention in High Density Environments, Criminal Justice Press.
  • 1996: Geography of Illegal Drugs, Westview Press

Courses Taught

  • Urban Crime Patterns
  • Communities and Crime
  • Environmental Criminology