John A. Eterno

  • Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College

    In this day and age where culture has led many to spin facts, Molloy College is dedicated to helping society by exposing truth.  As a Catholic institution, they strive to challenge students not only academically but also ethically and spiritually.  This is exceeding lacking in today's world making Molloy College very unique.

  • What I am working on
    • I have been asked to Chair a meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium in Budapest, Hungary.
    • I am also working on my fourth book The New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its Policies and Practices. (CRC Press.Taylor and Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL) (in press).
    • The media often ask me to appear and write on my recent research.   My most recent book with Eli B. Silverman The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation explains some of this research.
  • Educational Philosophy

    The more I accomplish, the more I recognize the inescapable truth that learning is endless.  My teaching philosophy emanates from this realization.  There is always more to learn.  This especially involves educating students so that they can, on their own and in a scholarly way, understand, evaluate, and articulate the complexities of the world around them.

  • Educational Background

    Ph.D. Criminal Justice -1999 University at Albany, State University of New YorkDissertation Title: Deciphering Legal Decisions on the Street: A Case Study of the New York City Police Department

    M.A. Criminal Justice - 1991 University at Albany, State University of New York

    M.P.S. Human Relations, with distinction1987, New York Institute of Technology Thesis Title: Cops as Counselors

    B.A. History - 1981 Queens College, City University of New York


  • Additional Information

    Retired New York City Police Captain.

    Numerous media appearances on CBS, ABC, PBS, CUNY TV and many other outlets on my research.    A small example of my opinion pieces published in the news

    Eterno, John A. (2012, July 18)  "Look to Past to See Folly of Aggressive Relations." The New York Times. Room for Debate http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/07/17/does-stop-and-frisk-reduce-crime/look-to-past-to-see-folly-of-aggressive-relations

    Eterno, John A. (2012, June 18). "Policing by the Numbers."  The New York Times.  Opinion: A23.

    Favorite books

    The Bible

    My favorite authors include Issac Asimov, David Baldacci, Michael Crighton, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Mark Twain...


  • Publications/Presentations

    Eterno, John A. (ed.) 2013.  The New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its Policies and Practices. (CRC Press.Taylor and Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL) (in press). 

    Eterno, John A.  & Eli. B. Silverman 2012.  The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation (CRC Press/Taylor and Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL).

    Eterno, John A. & Dilip K. Das (eds.) 2010.  Police Practices in Global Perspective. (Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD).  

    Eterno, John A. 2003.  Policing within the Law: A Case Study of the New York City Police Department.  (Praeger: Westport, CT).

    Numerous other publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, articles in media, etc.