Jack R. Greene is Professor and 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 6 books, a 2 volume Encyclopedia of Police Science, and over 100 research articles, book chapters, research reports and policy papers on matters of policing in the US and internationally. He has just completed co-editing, 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 9 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 Professor 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