City & State NY: Professor John Eterno on Bail Reform

February 17, 2020 - City & State New York

By Lindsay Beyerstein

The sudden jump in crime may be related to how crimes are being classified than an increase in number or severity of incidents. Former NYPD captain John Eterno, a professor of criminal justice and director of graduate studies at Molloy College on Long Island, has demonstrated that data manipulation is an increasing problem in the era of CompStat, a performance management system in which precinct commanders are grilled by the highest officers in the police department about crime data from their precinct.

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