Rob Guerette


Criminology and Criminal Justice

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.

Selected Publications

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.

Guerette, R. T., Lee-Silcox, J., & Przeszlowski, K. (2019, OnlineFirst). From Research Partner to Embedded Criminologist: A Synthesized Taxonomy and Reflections From the Field. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice.

Guerette, R. T., Pires, S. F., & Shariati, A. (2018). Detecting the determinants and trajectories of homicide among ransom kidnappings: A research note. Homicide Studies, 22(2), 214-229.

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