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Edward Maguire

Department of Justice, Law & Criminology

  • Ed Maguire is a Professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Criminology at American University. He has held previous positions at George Mason University, the University of Nebraska, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the United Nations. Professor Maguire’s professional interests cover a wide range, but most of his work focuses on three topics: police organizations, violent crime, and social science research methods. Professor Maguire is invited regularly to speak on topics related to crime and justice throughout the United States and around the world. He has written or edited three books and more than 50 articles and chapters on various themes related to policing, crime, criminal justice, organization theory, and social science methodology. In his spare time, he enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu and spending time with his family.

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  • Degrees

    BS in Criminal Justice, University of Lowell (1991); MA/PhD, Criminal Justice, University at Albany, SUNY (1992/1997)
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