Rob 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.

Featured Publications

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

Guerette, R. T., Przeszlowski, K, Lee-Silcox, J., & Zgoba, K. (2021). Impoving 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.