Richard Berk


  • Richard Berk (PSC Research Associate) is quoted in the Washington Post on homicide, violence and policing.

  • Richard Berk (PSC Research Associate) was featured in a Penn Today article about his research for the 1968 Kerner Commission, which aimed to understand causes for civil unrest across the country and he reflects on how it relates to current events and COVID-19.

  • Richard Berk (PSC) was quoted in a Philadelphia Magazine article about the rise of crime rates. He suggests looking at the data to understand possible coronavirus affects.

Chair, Department of Criminology
Professor of Criminology
Professor of Statistics

Ph.D., Sociology, Johns Hopkins University, 1970


  • PSC Spring 2019 Colloquium Series: Richard Berk on a Way to Address Mass Violence Low Base Rates
  • Field Center 2018 Seminar Series: Richard Berk on Predictive Analytics
  • National Academy of Sciences: Richard Berk on the Panel Discussion for the Frontiers of Machine Learning (Session 2)