Beto Chair Lecture: Edward R. Maguire

Beto Lecture

Edward R. Maguire from Arizona State University will present “New Directions in Procedural Justice Research” on April 13.

Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Edward R. Maguire
April 13, 2017

9:30 to 11 a.m.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Edward R. Maguire, a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University, will present “New Directions in Procedural Justice Research” as part of the Beto Chair Lecture Series.

Throughout his career, Maguire has focused on the study of policing, violence and social science research methods, using insight from organizational theory to help improve police agencies. Most recently, he has concentrated on procedural justice, protest policing and the capacity of police in addressing violent crime. He is heavily involved in research on public opinion toward crime and justice in several nations, with a particular focus on perceptions of procedural justice and legitimacy in policing and corrections.

Maguire studies policing issues in the U.S. and abroad, with a particular emphasis on developing nations. He is currently leading a study of Salvadoran gangs in El Salvador and the U.S. and an evaluation of the CureViolence initiative in Trinidad and Tobago. His research also has included a six-year study of violent crime in Trinidad and Tobago, a four-year study of human trafficking in the Philippines, three national studies of police organization and innovation in the U.S, and a national study of protest policing practices in the U.S.

Maguire also is interested in social science research methods, particularly around measurement issues. Several of his recent papers challenge conventional approaches to measuring important concepts in criminology and other social science disciplines. Improving measurement is one way to accomplish twin objectives: improving theory-testing and making social science more relevant.

McGuire is the author of Organizational Structure in American Police Agencies: Context,
Complexity, and Control and serves as co-editor for Criminal Justice Theory: Explaining the Nature
and Behavior of Criminal Justice and Implementing Community Policing: Lessons from
Twelve Agencies. He has also written more than 75 scholarly articles and book chapters.

Dr. Maguire is a member of the Police Executive Research Forum’s Research Advisory Board and has held positions at George Mason University, the University of Nebraska, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the United Nations. He received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany in 1997.

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