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Lorraine Mazerolle, Ph.D.

Professorial Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, School of Social Science

NPI Affiliated Scholars Program


Lorraine Mazerolle, Ph.D., is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow (2010–2015) and a Professorial Research Fellow at The University of Queensland, School of Social Science. She received the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in the General Division on Australia Day 2024 “for eminent service to education, to the social sciences as a criminologist and researcher, and to the development of innovative, evidence-based policing reforms.”

Professor Mazerolle has published four books, four edited books, over 170 scientific journal articles, and 46 book chapters. Her work has been cited more than 13,000 times. Her research interests are in experimental criminology, policing, drug law enforcement, regulatory crime control, and crime prevention. She has held many academic leadership roles, including co-chair of the Crime and Justice Group (Campbell Collaboration), editor-in-chief of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, and chair of the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division of Experimental Criminology. She is an elected Fellow and past president of the Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC) and an elected Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences Australia and the American Society of Criminology (ASC).

Professor Mazerolle is the recipient of the ASC Division of Experimental Criminology Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award (2019), the Partners in Research Excellence Award at The University of Queensland (2019), the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy at George Mason University (2019), the ASC Sellin-Glueck Award (2018), the ASC Division of Policing Distinguished Scholar Award (2016), the AEC Joan McCord Award (2013), and the ASC Division of International Criminology Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award (2010). She has won numerous US and Australian national competitive research grants on topics such as partnership policing, police engagement with high-risk people and disadvantaged communities, community regulation, problem-oriented policing, police technologies, civil remedies, street-level drug enforcement, and policing public housing sites.



Mazerolle, L., Petersen, K., Sydes, M., & Ransley, J. (forthcoming 2024). Partnerships in policing: How third parties help police to reduce crime and disorder. Cambridge Elements.

Journal Articles

Collingwood, P., Mazerolle, L., & Cardwell, S. M. (2023). School truancy and welfare receipt dynamics in early adulthood: A longitudinal study. Journal of Criminology, 56(4), 441–455. https://doi.org/10.1177/26338076231202047

Sydes, M., Hine, L., Higginson, A., McEwan, J., Dugan, L., & Mazerolle, L. (2023). Criminal justice interventions for preventing radicalisation, violent extremism and terrorism: An evidence and gap map. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 19(4), e1366. https://doi.org/10.1002/cl2.1366

Ho, H., Gilmour, J., Mazerolle, L., & Ko, R. (2023). Utilizing cyberplace managers to prevent and control cybercrimes: A vignette experimental study. Security Journal, 37(1), 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41284-023-00371-8

Peterson, K., Weisburd, D., Fay, S., Eggins, E., & Mazerolle, L. (2023). Police stops to reduce crime: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 19(1), e1302. https://doi.org/10.1002/cl2.1302

Cardwell, S. M., Mazerolle, L., Luengen, K., & Bennett, S. (2022). The effects of a truancy reduction program on antisocial behavior: Age, race, and sex differences. Justice Evaluation Journal, 6(1), 108–128. https://doi.org/10.1080/24751979.2022.2135453

Ho, H., Ko, R., & Mazerolle, L. (2022). Situational Crime Prevention (SCP) techniques to prevent and control cybercrimes: A focused systematic review. Computers & Security, 115, 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cose.2022.102611

Mount, D., & Mazerolle, L. (2021). Acquiring core investigative interviewing skills in police academy training. Policing: A Journal of Policy & Practice, 15(3), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1093/police/paab017

Nivette, A. E., Zahnow, R., Aguilar, R., Ahven, A., Amram, S., Ariel, B., Arosebama Burbano, M. J., Astolfi, R., Baier, D., … Eisner, M. P. (2021). A global analysis of the impact of COVID-19 stay at home restrictions on crime. Nature Human Behaviour, 5, 868–877. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01139-z

Bedford, L., Mazerolle, L., Gilmour, J., & Martin, P. (2021). The impact of mobile technology devices on street checks and crime incidents reported: Results of a randomised controlled trial. Journal of Experimental Criminology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-021-09470-1

Book Chapters

Mazerolle, L., Weisburd, D., Wilson, D. B., & Hassall, G. (2023). Experiments. In E. R. Groff & C. P. Haberman (Eds.), Understanding crime and place: A methods handbook (pp. 333–353). Temple University Press.

Mazerolle, L., Eggins, L., Hine, L., & Higginson, A. (2021) The role of randomized experiments in developing the evidence for evidence-based policing. In D. Weisburd, T. Jonathan-Zamir, G. Perry & B. Hasisi (Eds.), The future of evidence-based policing (pp. 147–169). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108885737.011

Mazerolle, L., Bennett, S., Martin, P., Newman, M., & Platz, D. (2022). Translational criminology in the antipodes: A tale of trials, tribulations and (sometimes) triumph. In George Mason Police Research Group with D. Weisburd (Eds.), Translational criminology in policing (pp. 217–234). Routledge.

Areas of Focus

  • Experimental criminology
  • Policing
  • Drug law enforcement
  • Regulatory crime control
  • Crime prevention