Jack Greene

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
education Ph.D., 1977, Multidisciplinary Social Science
Michigan State University
Mailing address 402 CH
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Jack R. Greene is a 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 Masters 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.

Selected Publications


Greene, Jack R- (ed.) (1982) Managing Police Work: Issues and Analysis, Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications. Reprinted in Portuguese.

Greene, Jack R. and Stephen Mastrofski (eds.) (1988) Community Policing: Rhetoric or Reality New York: Praeger.

Fyfe, James, Jack R. Greene, William Walsh, O.W. Wilson and Roy C. McLaren. (1996) Police Administration, New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company.

Mathew Hickman, Alex Piquero, and Jack R. Greene (eds) (2004) Police Integrity. Wadsworth, Belmont CA.

Greene, Jack R. (ed) The Encyclopedia of Police Science, (2007) 3rd Edition, 2 Volumes. New York: Routledge.

Frost, Brian, Jack R. Greene, James Lynch. (eds) Criminologists on Terrorism and Homeland Security. (March, 2011) Cambridge University Press

Selected Honors & Awards

George J. Beto Chair Lecture. Sam Houston State University, February 2012.

Department of Justice Research Fellow, January 1974 to June 1974: Awarded Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Fellowship.

National Competitive Criminal Justice Fellowship, January 1977 to August 1977: Awarded Law Enforcement Assistance Administration Fellowship, U.S. Department of Justice.

Fellow, Bicentennial Swedish-American Exchange Fund, 1992-1993: Awarded fellowship to conduct research on Swedish policing and teach at the Swedish National Police College, Solna, Sweden.

Research Fellow, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 1997.

Wall of Fame Recipient, Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, 2003.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

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.