Edward R. Maguire is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany in 1997.

Professor Maguire’s professional interests cover a wide range, but most of his work focuses on policing and violence. He has led several externally funded national studies of police organization and innovation within the United States using a variety of research methods. Much of his early research used insights from organization theory to understand and improve police agencies. More recently, his policing research has begun to focus on procedural justice and legitimacy, the police response to crowds, and the capacity of police to address violent crime.

Professor Maguire has also focused heavily on the study of violence in various forms. From 2004-2010, he led a team of American scholars and police officials to diagnose the causes of a violent crime outbreak in Trinidad and Tobago in the eastern Caribbean. More recently, his research has examined violence during crowd events and community-based violence reduction efforts.

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 seven books and more than 115 journal articles and book chapters on various themes related to policing, violence, and other topics.

Aside from his academic career, Professor Maguire enjoyes teaching and training in Brazilian jiu jitsu and spending time with his family.