Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Ronald Clarke

University Professor

Education

Ph.D. (1968) University of London

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Bio
Dr. Clarke was Dean of the School of Criminal Justice from 1987-1998. Before moving to the United States in 1984, he was employed for fifteen years in the British government’s criminological research department, the Home Office Research and Planning Unit. He became the Director of the Unit in 1982. While at the Home Office, he jointly developed the rational choice perspective on crime with Derek Cornish and helped to launch the British Crime Survey. He also led the team that originated situational crime prevention and is now considered to be the world’s leading authority on that approach. Dr Clarke is the founding editor of Crime Prevention Studies and is author or joint author of more than 250 books, monographs and papers, most recently including Superhighway Robbery: Preventing E-commerce Crime (Willan Publishing, 2003), Become a Problem Solving Crime Analyst (U.S. Dept of Justice, 2005) and Outsmarting the Terrorists  (Praeger, 2006). Dr Clarke is the Associate Director of the Center for Problem-oriented Policing, a virtual institute (www.popcenter.org) supported by the US Office of Community Oriented Police Services. He has been Visiting Professor at University College London since 2001. In 2012, his colleagues and former students published a festschrift in his honor (The Reasoning Criminologist, Routledge)  

 

Areas of Specialization
Rational choice theory & situational crime prevention
Problem-oriented policing & crime analysis
Wildlife crime

Key Publications
Petrossian, G. & R.V. Clarke (in press). “Explaining and Controlling Illegal Commercial Fishing: An Application of the CRAVED Theft Model”. British Journal of Criminology

Clarke, R.V. & R. De By. 2013. Poaching, habitat loss and the decline of neotropical parrots: a comparative spatial analysis Journal of Experimental Criminology First published Online April 16, 2013

Clarke, R.V. 2012. Opportunity makes the thief. Really? And so what? Crime Science, 1-3, 2012

Pires, S. & R.V. Clarke. 2012. Are parrots CRAVED? An analysis of parrot poaching in Mexico. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 49 (1), 122 – 146

Pires, S. & R.V. Clarke. 2011. Sequential foraging, itinerant fences and parrot poaching in Bolivia. British Journal of Criminology, 51(2): 314-335

Contact

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