Professor Lorraine Mazerolle

VC's Research & Teaching

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
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Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow (2010–2015), a Professor of Criminology in the School of Social Science at the University of Queensland, and a Chief Investigator with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC). Her research interests are in experimental criminology, policing, drug law enforcement, regulatory crime control, and crime prevention. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, past Chair of the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division of Experimental Criminology (2014–2015), an elected Fellow and past president of the Academy of Experimental Criminology (AEC), and elected fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences, Australia. Professor Mazerolle is the recipient of the 2016 ASC Division of Policing Distinguished Scholar Award, the 2013 AEC Joan McCord Award, and the 2010 ASC Division of International Criminology Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award. She has won numerous US and Australian national competitive research grants on topics such as third party 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.

Research Interests

  • Experimental Criminology
  • Policing, especially Third Party Policing, Problem-Oriented Policing
  • Crime Control/Crime Prevention
  • Crime Analysis/Environmental Criminology
  • Community Regulation/Community Capacity Building
  • Ecology of Crime and Urban Criminological Theories


  • Fellow of Australian Academy of Social Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts, Flinders University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Flinders University
  • Master of Arts, Rutgers University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University


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Book Chapter

  • Ransley, Janet and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2017). Third sector involvement in criminal justice. In The Palgrave Handbook of Australian and New Zealand Criminology, Crime and Justice (pp. 483-496) Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan . doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55747-2_31

  • Bennett, Sarah, Davis, Jacqueline and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2014). Police-led interventions to enhance police legitimacy. In Gerben Bruinsma and David Weisburd (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 3753-3765) New York, USA: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5690-2_478

  • Nitschke, Faye, Mazerolle, Lorraine and Bennett, Sarah (2014). Third party policing and school truancy. In Gerben Bruinsma and David Weisburd (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 5211-5221) New York, USA: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-5690-2_172

  • Shyy, Tung-Kai, Mazerolle, Lorraine, Riseley, Kate and Stimson, Robert J. (2014). Web-based GIS to support visualization and analysis of community variations in crime. In Robert Stimson (Ed.), Handbook of research methods and applications in spatially integrated social science (pp. 535-559) Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. doi:10.4337/9780857932976.00033

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine and Thompson, Jenna (2013). Drug law enforcement: reducing the supply of drugs. In Alison Ritter, Trevor King and Margaret Hamilton (Ed.), Drug Use in Australian Society (pp. 251-271) South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand.

  • Porter, Michael D., White, Gentry and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2012). Innovative methods for terrorism and counter-terrorism data. In Cynthia Lum and Leslie W. Kennedy (Ed.), Evidence-based counterterrorism policy (pp. 91-112) New York, United States: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-0953-3_5

  • Sargeant, Elise, Murphy, Kristina, Davis, Jacqueline and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2012). Legitimacy and policing. In Tim Prenzler (Ed.), Policing and security in practice: challenges and achievements (pp. 20-36) Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Dray, Anne, Mazerolle, Lorraine, Perez, Pascal and Ritter, Alison (2008). Drug law enforcement in an agent-based model: Simulating the disruption to street-level drug markets. In Lin Liu and John Eck (Ed.), Artificial crime analysis systems : Using computer simulations and geographic information systems (pp. 352-371) Hershey PA: Information Science Reference (IGI Global). doi:10.4018/978-1-59904-591-7.ch018

  • Wortley, Richard and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2008). Environmental Criminology and Crime-Analysis: Situating the theory, analytic approach and application. In Richard Wortley and Lorraine Green Mazerolle (Ed.), Environmental criminology and crime analysis (pp. 1-15) London, UK: Willan Publishers.

  • Drew, Jacqueline and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2008). Eras of Policing. In Roderic Broadhurst and Sara E. Davies (Ed.), Policing in context : An introduction to police work in Australia (pp. 32-48) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine (2007). Street crimes. In Hennessey Hayes and Tim Prenzler (Ed.), An introduction to crime (pp. 117-134) Sydney: Pearson Education Australia.

  • Ransley, Janet and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2007). Third party and partnership policing. In Margaret Mitchell and John Casey (Ed.), Police leadership and management (pp. 37-49) Sydney, Australia: Federation Press.

  • Perez, Pascal, Dray, Anne, Ritter, Alison, Dietze, Paul, Moore, Tim and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2006). SimDrug: A multi-agent system tackling the complexity of illicit drug markets in Australia. In Pascal Perez and David F. Batten (Ed.), Complex science for a complex world - Exploring human ecosystems with agents (pp. 193-224) Canberra: ANU E Press.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine and Ransley, Janet (2006). The case for third party policing. In David Weisburd and Anthony Allan Braga (Ed.), Police Innovation: Contrasting perspectives (pp. 191-206) Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511489334.010

  • Shyy, Tung-Kai, Stimson, Robert J., Western, John, Murray, Alan T. and Mazerolle, Lorraine (2005). Web GIS for mapping community crime rates: Approaches and challenges. In Fahui Wang (Ed.), Geographic information systems and crime analysis (pp. 236-252) Hershey, USA: Idea Group Publishing.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine and Prenzler, Tim (2004). Third party policing: Considering the ethical challenges. In Matthew Hickman, Alex R. Piquero and Jack R. Greene. (Ed.), Police integrity and ethics (pp. 163-187) Belmont, CA, U.S.A.: Wadsworth.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine and Ransley, Janet (2004). Third party policing: Prospects, challenges and implications for regulators. In Richard Johnstone and Rick Sarre (Ed.), Regulation : Enforcement and compliance (pp. 61-76) Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

  • Duffee, David, McDowall, David, Mazerolle, Lorraine Green and Mastrofski, Stephen (2000). Introduction to volume 4 : Measurement and analysis of crime and justice : An introductory essay. In Robert Kaminski and Nancy La Vigne (Ed.), Criminal justice 2000. Volume 4, Measurement and analysis of crime and justice (pp. 1-31) Washington , D.C.: National Institute of Justice.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine Green and Roehl, Jan (1998). Civil remedies and crime prevention: An introduction. In Lorraine Green Mazerolle and Jan Roehl (Ed.), Civil remedies and crime prevention (pp. 1-18) Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine Green, Roehl, Jan and Kadleck, Colleen (1998). Controlling social disorder using civil remedies: Results from a randomized field experiment in Oakland, California.. In Lorraine Green Mazerolle and Jan Roehl (Ed.), Civil remedies and crime prevention (pp. 141-160) Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine Green, Bellucci, Charles and Gajewski, Frank (1998). Crime mapping in police departments: The challenges of building a mapping system. In David Weisburd and Tom McEwen (Ed.), Crime mapping and crime prevention (pp. 131-156) Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

  • Ready, Justin, Mazerolle, Lorraine Green and Revere, Elyse (1998). Getting evicted : Social factors influencing eviction decisions in six public housing sites. In Lorraine Green Mazerolle and Janice A. Roehl (Ed.), Civil remedies and crime prevention Crime Prevention Studies ed. (pp. 307-328) Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

  • Roach Anleu, Sharyn, Mazerolle, Lorraine Green and Presser, Lois (1998). Insurance and Social Control: New Dimensions of Policing and Crime Prevention.. In M. Alexander, S. Harding, P. Harrison, G. Kendall, Z. Skrbis and J. Western (Ed.), Refashioning sociology : Responses to a new world order (pp. 406-412) Brisbane: QUT.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine Green and Haas, Robert C. (1998). The problem-solver : The development of information technologies to support problem-oriented policing. In Laura J Moriarty and David L Carter (Ed.), Criminal justice technology in the 21st century (pp. 99-112) Springfield: Charles C. Thomas.

  • Weisburd, David and Mazerolle, Lorraine Green (1995). Measuring immediate spatial displacement : Methodological issues and problems. In John Eck and David Weisburd (Ed.), Crime and place (pp. 349-359) Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

  • Mazerolle, Lorraine (1995). Policing places with drug problems : The multi-agency response team approach. In John E. Eck and David Weisburd (Ed.), Crime and place (pp. 199-216) Monsey, NY: Criminal Justice Press.

  • Weisburd, David and Green, Lorraine (1994). Defining the street-level drug market. In Doris Layton MacKenzie and Craig D. Uchida. (Ed.), Drugs and crime : Evaluating public policy initiatives (pp. 61-76) Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

  • Green, Lorraine (1994). Drug nuisance abatement, offender movement patterns, and implications for spatial displacement analysis. In Carolyn Rebecca Block and Margaret Dabdoub (Ed.), Crime analysis through computer mapping (pp. 21-32) Chicago IL USA: Illinois Criminal Justice Authority.

  • Weisburd, David, Uchida, Craig and Green, Lorraine (1993). Raising questions of law and order. In David Weisburd, David Uchida and Lorraine Green (Ed.), Police innovation and control of the police : Problems of law, order, and community (pp. 3-9) New York , NY,: Springer - Verlag.

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