Jerry Ratcliffe: Predictive Policing Experiment

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

McNeil Building, Room 395


Dr Jerry Ratcliffe is a Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University, Philadelphia, where he also directs the Center for Security and Crime Science. His career started as a cadet and then police officer with the Metropolitan Police in London (UK) where he served for a number of years on patrol duties, in an intelligence and information unit, and as a member of the Diplomatic Protection Group. Due to a severe winter mountaineering accident while ice climbing in the Scottish Highlands, he left the police after 11 years of service. He completed a B.Sc. with first class honors in Geography and GIS at the University of Nottingham (UK) and has a Ph.D. from the same institution.

As a lecturer in policing based at the New South Wales Police College in Australia, he ran graduate programs in criminal intelligence and for a number of years coordinated Australia’s National Strategic Intelligence Course. Dr Ratcliffe was also a senior research analyst with the Australian Institute of Criminology, where he conducted one of the first evaluations of an intelligence-led policing operation. Since arriving in the US in 2003, he has twice been awarded the Professional Service Award for outstanding contributions to criminal intelligence analysis by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), and in 2010 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU). He was the 2014 recipient of the Ronald V. Clarke ECCA award for fundamental contributions to the field of environmental criminology and crime analysis.