Jon M. Shane has been involved in policing and criminal justice since 1985 and is a widely-cited researcher.  He has been involved in many areas of police policy and practice for several years and has been supporting litigation since 2011.  Dr. Shane holds a BS, MA, and Ph.D. in criminal justice from Rutgers School of Criminal Justice, Newark, NJ. Dr. Shane is a Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.


Jon M. Shane is a police policy and practice researcher, advisor and practitioner since 1985.  Dr. Shane is oriented toward evidence-based practices that are supported by research, evaluation, and data analysis.  Dr. Shane's work relies on the best available scientific evidence and data analysis to evaluate police policies, and programs, and to design crime and disorder control strategies with practice professionals.  


A police practice community committed to data analysis and science for implementing, modifying, or dissolving a policy or program and basing decisions on evidence-based practices. 

  • Policy evaluation

  • Program evaluation

  • Crime and disorder control strategies

  • Performance management

  • Collaborative research projects

  • ​Data analysis

  • Pareto analysis

  • Differential response

  • ​Activity-base budgeting

  • Workload/call-volume analysis

  • ​Litigation support

  • Problem-oriented policing

  • ​Situational crime prevention

  • Technical assistance

  • §1983 Pattern or Practice Cases