Policing, Evaluation, Criminal Intelligence, Spatial Analysis


Jerry Ratcliffe is a former British police officer, criminal justice professor, and host of the popular Reducing Crime podcast. He works with police agencies around the world on crime reduction and criminal intelligence strategy. After an ice-climbing accident ended a decade-long career with London’s Metropolitan Police, he earned a first class honors degree and a PhD from the University of Nottingham. He has published over 90 research articles and nine books, including most recently “Reducing Crime: A Companion for Police Leaders”. Ratcliffe has been a research adviser to the FBI and the Philadelphia Police Commissioner, an instructor for the ATF intelligence academy, and he is a member of the FBI Law Enforcement Education and Training Council. He is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Temple University in Philadelphia, USA.


Selected Publications

  • Ratcliffe, JH (2019) Reducing Crime: A Companion for Police Leaders, Routledge: New York.
  • Ratcliffe, JH, Taylor, RB, Askey, AP, Thomas, K, Grasso, J, Bethel, K, Fisher, R, Koehnlein, J (2020) The Philadelphia Predictive Policing Experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology.
  • Ratcliffe, JH & Sorg, ET (2017) Foot Patrol: Rethinking the Cornerstone of Policing, Springer Criminology: New York. 
  • Ratcliffe, JH (2016) Intelligence-Led Policing, Routledge: London. Second edition.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Evidence-Based Policing
  • Crime Mapping