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Jack Greene

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Professor Emeritus

Jack R. Greene is professor emeritus, previously professor of criminology and criminal justice and the former dean of the College of Criminal Justice at Northeastern University where he led academic and research programs focused on matters of criminology and justice policy (1999-2008). Recognized as one of the country’s leading scholars in the field of policing, Greene has published six books, a two-volume Encyclopedia of Police Science, and over 100 research articles, book chapters, research reports and policy papers on matters of policing in the U.S. and internationally. He co-edited, Criminologists on Terrorism (Cambridge University Press) with Brian Forst and James Lynch (2011).

He has consulted for various agencies and organizations, including the Philadelphia and Los Angeles Police Departments, the Justice Department, the National Institute of Justice, the Urban Institute and the Rand Corp, and currently serves on the research advisory committees of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Police Foundation. Dr. Greene is a fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and has been a consultant to major police and governmental agencies throughout his career. For nine years, he was a commissioner on the Commission for the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

Dr. Greene has written widely on matters of police service delivery, community approaches to policing, crime prevention and police management. More recently he has shifted his research focus from community-oriented approaches to crime prevention and law enforcement, to the strategic and practical problems the police encounter in community building, preserving human rights and in taking on a new security role in an era of terrorism. He now writes on terrorism, human rights and the social and legal complexity of police interventions.

Prior to coming to Northeastern University, he was aprofessor of criminal justice and director of the Center for Public Policy at Temple University in Philadelphia (1984-1999), where he oversaw the university’s multi-disciplinary public policy research program. He has also held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1977-78) and Michigan State University (1978-1984). At Northeastern he also served as vice provost for experiential learning (2008-09).

Dr. Greene has a Multi-Disciplinary Social Science PhD (Sociology, Public Policy and Criminology, 1977) and a Master of Science in criminal justice from Michigan State University (1974). He is also a cum laude graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in criminal justice (1973).

He lives in Scituate, Massachusetts, USA with his wife, Dr. Ineke Haen-Marshall, and his dogs, Leo and Porter.

American Society of Criminology

  • Member, Society Fellows Committee (1982)
  • Member, Program Committee (1987, 1996, 2009)
  • Member, Award Committee (1988-89)
  • Chair, Sub-Committee, August Vollmer Award (1988-89)
  • Member, Site Selection Committee (1993)
  • Area Chair, Law & Public Policy (2001)
  • Policy Area Chair (2009)

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences 

  • Program Chair (1999)
  • Program Committee (2002)
  • Member, Publication Committee (1982 to 1986)
  • Member, Research Committee (1982 to 1986)
  • Chair, Professional Development Committee (1982)
  • Member, Awards Committee (1994, 1995, 1996)
  • Co-Chair, Professional Development Committee (1981)
  • Executive Board, Regional Trustee, Midwestern Regional (1981-1984)

Midwestern Association of Criminal Justice

  • 2nd Vice President (1978-79)
  • 1st Vice President (1979-80)
  • Chair, Publications Committee (1981 to 1983)
  • President (1980-81)
  • Conference Chair (1980)
  • Member, Massachusetts Major City Chiefs Association (2003 to present)
  • Member, International Association of Chief’s of Police, Research Steering Board, 2006 to present.
  • Education

    Ph.D., 1977, Multidisciplinary Social Science
    Michigan State University

  • Contact

  • Address

    402 CH
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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