John Vespucci, Lecturer

Dr. John Vespucci earned his PhD in Criminal Justice/Policy, Oversight and Administration from John Jay College along with his Master of Public Administration, Master of Philosophy/Criminal Justice and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

Dr. Vespucci is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Management and Department of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, teaching both undergraduate and graduate MPA courses in public administration, public policy, capstone and justice administration.

He is also a Lecturer with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in research methods and statistics for criminal justice.

Professor Vespucci has lectured in several universities within New Jersey. He has also taught several years as a high school teacher in cooperative education programs. He also serves as a police officer and police supervisor in New York since 1996 and worked in several specialized units including domestic violence, warrants and civil enforcement.

Dr. Vespucci continually collaborates with police department officials regarding department policies and procedures and has made an instrumental impact in revising policies to meet the evolving needs of the police and the community.

His research is concentrated on the effects of education upon police recruits, police officers and police management. He has published a Springer Brief on Education Level and Police Use of Force: The Impact of a College Degree and appeared in several media outlets regarding the effects of college education in policing.