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Todd R. Clear

Todd Clear is a distinguished professor at Rutgers' School of Criminal Justice. He served as provost of Rutgers University—Newark for two years. Previously he served as interim chancellor of Rutgers–Newark and dean of the School of Criminal Justice.

Clear began his career in academia in 1973 with a faculty appointment at the State University of New York at Albany. Other teaching posts included DePaul University, Ball State University, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Florida State University, and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

An advocate of effectiveness-based policy, Clear's research interests also include community justice, correctional classification, intermediate sanctions, and sentencing policy. He is the recipient of many awards, including those of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, The Rockefeller School of Public Policy, the American Probation and Parole Association, the American Correctional Association, and the International Community Corrections Association. In May 2011, Clear was elected Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.

Clear has served as president of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the Association of Doctoral Programs in Criminology and Criminal Justice. The author or co-author of 12 books, including Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse (Oxford University Press, 2007) and Community Justice (Wadsworth Press, 2003), Clear also is the founding editor of the journal Criminology & Public Policy.

Clear earned his master's and doctoral degrees at the School of Criminal Justice at the State University of New York at Albany and completed his undergraduate work in sociology at Anderson College in Indiana.

FEATURED VIDEO
The Great American Incarceration Experiment: What Has It Cost Us?
The Great American Incarceration Experiment: What Has It Cost Us?
October 15, 2013

Todd Clear, an expert on criminal justice policy, talks about America's "great incarceration experiment."