Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

Dr. Todd Clear

University Professor


Ph.D. (1977) University at Albany



Todd Clear is a former Provost at Rutgers University-Newark, and former Dean of the School of Criminal Justice. Dr. Clear received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from The University at Albany, and has also held professorships at Ball State University, Florida State University (where he was also Associate Dean of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice) and John Jay College of Criminal Justice (where he held the rank of Distinguished Professor). Dr. Clear has authored 13 books and over 100 articles and book chapters. His most recent book is The Punishment Imperative, by NYU Press. Dr. Clear has also written on community justice, correctional classification, prediction methods in correctional programming, community-based correctional methods, intermediate sanctions, and sentencing policy, and is currently involved in studies of the criminological implications of “place,” and the economics of justice reinvestment. Dr. Clear has served as president of The American Society of Criminology, The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and The Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice. His work has been recognized through several awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, the American Correctional Association, and the International Community Corrections Association. Dr. Clear is also the founding editor of the journal Criminology & Public Policy, published by the American Society of Criminology.


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