John A. Eterno, Ph.D.
John A. Eterno, Ph.D.
Professor, associate dean and director of graduate studies in criminal justice, John Eterno served as a sworn officer with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1983 to 2004 and retired as a captain. His assignments included 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. Eterno's research for the NYPD on physical standards won the 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, Eterno recently received the Faculty Research Award at Molloy College for his outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of criminal justice. Dr. Eterno is also 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. Eterno is on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Law Enforcement Professionals' Long Island Branch and has consulted and testified on police management and legal issues. He was recently recognized as an expert witness on police management in federal court. 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:
- Policing within the Law: A Case Study of the New York City Police Department (Praeger)
- Police Practices in Global Perspective (edited with Dilip Das) (Rowman & Littlefield)
- The Crime Numbers Game: Management by Manipulation (with Eli Silverman) (CRC Press)
Eterno's 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.