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

    Current projects:

    • Working on book Global Issues in Contemporary Policing
    • Working on Board of Directors for American Academy for Professional Law Enforcement - Long Island Chapter
    • Working for International Police Executive Symposium as representative of United Nations (NGO), Board of Editors of peer reviewed journal Police Practice and Research: An International Journa
    • 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...

    Professor, associate dean and director of graduate studies in criminal justice, John Eterno has served as a sworn officer with the New York City police department (NYPD) from 1983 to 2004 and retired as a captain. He had many assignments including patrol in various precincts and units, teaching at the Police Academy and conducting research for the department in several capacities including the Police Commissioner's Office of Management Analysis and Planning. His research for the NYPD on physical standards won a prestigious Police Foundation award. He is also respon­sible for the research leading to increased age and education requirements for police officer candidates. His work on mapping with the NYPD also earned him the Enterprise Initiative Award from the New York City Mayor's office.  Additionally, Dr. Eterno recently received the Faculty Research Award at Molloy College for his outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of criminal justice.

    Dr. Eterno is on the Board of Editors for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal.  He is an active member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, Criminal Justice Educators of New York State, the International Police Executive Symposium, and the Captain's Endowment Association. He is also on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Law Enforcement Professionals' Long Island Branch.

    Dr. Eterno has consulted and testified on police management and legal issues. For example, he has worked with the United States Attorney's office, National Development Research Institutes, testified before the New York State Legislature and consulted for various law firms. He was recently recognized as an expert witness on police management in federal court. Dr.  Eterno is frequently asked to lecture, speak and write about his research worldwide at various conferences, universities, symposia and media outlets.

    Publications written by Dr. Eterno include books, book chapters, scien­tific articles, reports and more. His books include

    His peer-reviewed articles are in various publications such as Professional Issues in Criminal Justice, The International Journal of Police Science and Management, Women and Criminal Justice, and The Criminal Law Bulletin

  • Publications/Presentations

    Recent Publications:

    • Eterno, John A.  (2015).  Compstat: Pros and Cons.  Journal of Police Studies (awaiting publication)
    • Eterno, John A., Arvind Verma & Eli B. Silverman 2014. "Police Performance Management: Do Managerial Pressures Influence Police Manipulation of Crime Reports?"  Justice Quarterly. DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2014.980838.

    Books:

    • Eterno, John A., Dilip K. Das, Mintie Das (editors).  (2015)  Global Issues in Contemporary Policing.  (CRC Press; Boca Raton, FL).  (forthcoming)
    • Eterno, John A. & Cliff Roberson  (editors) (2015).  The Detectives Handbook (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL)
    • Eterno, John A. (editor)2015.  The New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its Policies and Practices. (CRC Press.Taylor and Francis Group: Boca Raton, FL).
    • 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. (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.