Edward R. Maguire

Professor and Chair, American University

Edward R. Maguire is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University in Washington, DC. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany in 1997. He has held previous positions at George Mason University, the University of Nebraska, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the United Nations office in Vienna, Austria. From 2004-2010, Professor Maguire and his research team led a series of studies that examined an outbreak of violence in Trinidad and Tobago. Those studies generated important new insights about the nature of gangs and gang violence. Professor Maguire has lectured or carried out research in a dozen nations on four continents. He has also written or edited three books and more than fifty articles and book chapters. He continues to carry out research on policing, gangs and violence in the Caribbean. In addition, he is currently writing a book on reducing urban violence.