Jacqueline Ross

 Jacqueline Ross is the co-editor (with Stephen Thaman) of Comparative Criminal Procedure (Elgar Press, 2016) and co-editor (with Thierry Delpeuch) of Comparing the Democratic Governance of Police Intelligence: New Models of Participation and Expertise in the United States and Europe (Elgar Press, 2016) as well as co-author, with Thierry Delpeuch, of the Manuel d’Intelligence de Securite Publique Pour la Police Nationale (Ecole Normale Superieure de Police, 2015), which is the required textbook teaching police intelligence to French police commissioners at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Police. She is currently under contract with Cambridge University Press to write Undercover Under Scrutiny: A Comparative Look at Covert Policing in the United States, Germany, Italy, and France. This book will offer the first sustained look at how the United States, Germany, Italy, and France conceptualize and regulate covert operations. 

Professor Ross has published on undercover policing and local security partnerships in both American and European journals, including the University of Chicago Law Review, the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, the Annual Review of Law and the Social Sciences, and the Italian journalsDiritto e Giustizia (Law and Justice) and Giurisprudenza di Merito (Jurisprudence of Note.) Her article, “Impediments to Transnational Cooperation in Undercover Operations: A Comparative Study of the United States and Italy,” 52 American Journal of Comparative Law 569 (2004), won the Edward Wise Senior Scholar Prize from the American Society of Comparative Law for best article in comparative criminal procedure. Her article, “The Place of Covert Policing in Democratic Societies: A Comparative Study of the United States and Germany,” 55 American Journal of Comparative Law 493 (2007), was also awarded the Ed Wise Senior Scholar Prize as well as the University of Illinois College of Law’s Carroll P. Hurd Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship (2008). 

Ross is the co-director (with Jacques DeLisle and Kim Lane Scheppele) of the Princeton-Illinois-Pennsylvania Comparative Law Work in Progress Workshop, which alternates between the University of Illinois, the University of Pennsylvania, and Princeton University.


J.D., University of Chicago (1989)