Rob Guerette

PhD, Criminal Justice, Rutgers University-Newark (2004)

Office: Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PCA-366B

Phone: 305-348-0424


Areas of Expertise: Situational Crime Prevention, Problem and Community-Oriented Policing, Transnational Crime, Program and Policy Evaluation


Rob T. Guerette is an associate professor of criminal justice in the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Florida International University. He holds a doctorate from Rutgers University-Newark and was a Fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick. His research interests primarily focus on transnational crime, situational crime prevention, problem- and community-oriented policing, and program and policy evaluation. He serves as the senior researcher for the crime prevention section of the Resource Center, part of the Evidence Integration Initiative (E2I), a project originally launched by the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Assistant Attorney General's Office. He is also 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. In addition, he has worked on projects in consultation, collaboration or affiliation with the Department of Homeland Security - U.S. Border Patrol, the National Research Council, the British Home Office Research Directorate, the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA-UK), the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, the Miami Police Department, the City of Hollywood (FL) 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; the Journal of Experimental Criminology; the Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs and Security Journal. He is the author of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, Problem-Solving Tools Guide No 10, Analyzing Crime Displacement and Diffusion and Problem-Specific Guide No. 44, Disorder at Day Laborer Sites, part of a publication series produced by the U.S. Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. He is also author of the book Migrant Death: Border Safety and Situational Crime Prevention on the U.S.-Mexico Divide (2007) and co-editor of the book Migration, Culture Conflict, Crime and Terrorism (2006).

Courses Taught

CCJ 6676: Transnational Crime & National Security

ISS 6926: Capstone Project