Rob T. Guerette


Areas of Expertise

Situational Crime Prevention | Problem and Community-Oriented Policing | Transnational Crime | Program and Policy Evaluation


Ph.D., Rutgers University-Newark, Criminal Justice, 2004
M.S., University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Criminal Justice, 2000
B.S., College of Charleston, Sociology, 1994


Office: PCA-366B
Phone: 305.348.0424


Rob T. Guerette is a professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of International and Public Affairs. He holds a doctorate from Rutgers University-Newark and was a Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is affiliated with the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing and serves as the advisor and coordinator for the annual International Herman Goldstein Awards for Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing, a program supported by the United States Department of Justice - Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). He has worked on projects in consultation or affiliation with the Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Border Patrol, the National Research Council, United States Department of Justice-Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), British Home Office Research Directorate, the Miami Police Department and the New Jersey Department of Probation and Parole.

His research has appeared in a variety of peer-reviewed outlets including Criminology, Crime & Delinquency, Crime Prevention Studies, Criminology & Public Policy, the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, the Journal of Criminal Justice, and Security Journal. He is author of Migrant Death: Border Safety and Situational Crime Prevention on the U.S.-Mexico Divide (2007); co-editor of the book Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime, and Terrorism (2006); and co-author of a book chapter in Deadly Lessons: Understanding Lethal School Violence (2002). Formerly, he was a private criminal and civil investigator where he worked an assortment of cases on federal and state levels.

Select Publications

Przeszlowski, K., Guerette, R. T., Lee-Silcox, J., Rodriguez, J., Ramirez, J., & Gutierrez, A. (2023). The centralization and rapid deployment of police agency information technologies: An appraisal of real-time crime centers in the US. The Police Journal96(4), 553-572.

D’Alessio, S. J., Stolzenberg, L., Guerette, R. T., & Zgoba, K. M. (2023). The effect of self-defense laws on firearm use among criminal offenders. Crime & Delinquency69(13-14), 2826-2845.

Przeszlowski, K., Guerette, R. T., & Sudderth, L. K. (2023). The Role and Impact of the Use of Information Technologies by Police in Response to Violence against Women. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health20(12), 6125.

Gies, S. V., Nichols, L. M., Mojekwu, F., Guerette, R. T., & Tanner-Smith, E. E. (2023). Applying an empirically derived effect size distribution to benchmark the practical magnitude of interventions to reduce recidivism in the USA. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 1-25.

Shariati, A., & Guerette, R. T. (2023). Findings from a natural experiment on the impact of covid-19 residential quarantines on domestic violence patterns in New Orleans. Journal of family violence38(2), 203-214.

Guerette, R. T., Lee-Silcox, J., & Przeszlowski, K. (2021). From Research Partner to Embedded Criminologist: A Synthesized Taxonomy and Reflections From the Field. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 15(2), 770-783.

Guerette, R. T., Przeszlowski, K, Lee-Silcox, J., & Zgoba, K. (2021). Improving policing through better analysis: an empirical assessment of a crime analysis training and enhancement project within an urban police department. Police Practice and Research, 22(4), 1425-1442.

Guerette, R. T., Zgoba, K. M., Comerford, C., & Salerno, L. M. (2020). A Test of Time-constraint Predictions on Residence-to-Crime Distances among Sex Offenders. Victims & Offenders, 15, 119-139.