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Dr. Shane is a Professor in the Department of Law, Police Science, and Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He retired from the Newark Police Department after 20 years at the rank of captain (2005). Dr. Shane has published in leading criminal justice and policing journals, including Crime Science, Journal of Criminal Justice, Justice Quarterly, Crime Science, Policing: An International Journal of Strategies and Management, and Police Practice and Research, Routledge and Springer.

Dr. Shane's research on organizational stress (Organizational Stressors and Police Performance) led him to be recognized as a scholar for "early onset" of influence.  His research is part of the top 4.1% of all articles published in 20 criminology and criminal justice journals from 2010 to 2015; the articles in these journals represent an elite group of research (see Graham, A., Pratt, T.C., Lee, H & Cullen, F. T. (2019).  Contemporary classics? The early onset of influence of articles published in criminology and criminal justice journals, 2010-2015. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 30(3), 348-375 ).

He is the author of What Every Chief Executive Should Know: Using Data to Measure Police Performance, Learning from Error: A Case Study in Organizational Accident Theory, Confidential Informants: A Closer Look at Police Policy and Unarmed and Dangerous: Patterns of Threats by Citizens During Deadly Force Encounters with Police Officers. Dr. Shane is a graduate of the 193rd session of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the 25th session of the Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP) held by the Police Executive Research Forum at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also holds a certification in non-profit management from Rutgers Graduate School of Public Administration.


Prior to his faculty appointment at John Jay College, he was a lecturer at Rutgers University—Newark campus and at Fairleigh Dickinson University--Teaneck (NJ) campus, where he taught courses in policing and criminal justice. He is currently a senior research associate for the Police Foundation and a subject matter expert for the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing. His research focuses on issues in police policy and practice, especially use of force; performance management and issues aimed at management and supervision; social disorganization theory; ecology and crime; secondary effects; violent crime; situational crime prevention; problem-oriented policing; and policy and program evaluation.

Dr. Shane is a member of the American Society of Criminology, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Police Executive Research Forum, and the International Association of Chief's of Police


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