Lorraine Mazerolle

Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow (2010–2015), a Professor 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 winner of 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