Center for Criminal Justice Studies

Brian Kelly

Associate Professor 10 Months Email Ward Hall, Room 304
Farmingdale State College: 2016 to Present

I am a former governmental investigator who served within County and State public safety organizations, employed in both Pre-9/11 and Post-9/11 eras. My previous career focus encompassed threat suppression, high and low-profile behavior assessment, and investigative matters pertinent to court testimony from county to federal jurisdictions. Furthermore, my extensive experience working for an O.I.G Government Watchdog, coupled with previous career assignments such as assignments on a FBI Joint-Gang Task Force, as a Chief Security Officer in corporate sectors, as well as a Police Academy Coordinator who has trained over 3000 public safety officers in a three-year period for a police training commission, has greatly assisted in fortifying success within current higher education instructional outcomes for which I am tasked, or have innovated.
Currently, I am in my 19th year of university professorship, and actively participate in Media Contributions locally and nationally, as well as research within my field of study.


Courses Taught

CRJ 307
CRJ 308
CRJ 374
CRJ 380
CRJ 406
CRJ 407
CRJ 410
CRJ 460


  • Ed.D, Leadership, Management, and Policy (Law Enforcement and Homeland Security (Domestic Terrorism)), Seton Hall University, 2016 – Summa cum Laude

Certificates & Licensures

  • CFE, Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, 05/01/2008
  • LPI, NYS Licensed Private Investigator, NYS Dept. of State, 11/02/2020


  • Brian Kelly, Body-Worn Cameras and the Cloud: The Costs of Getting it Wrong, Journal of Physical Security, 15(1) 2022, 30-47.
  • Brian Kelly, The Crime Analysis Laboratory Manual for Applied Learning in Crime Mapping and Data-driven Exercises, S. Saad and B. Krauss (Eds.), , Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt (2020).
  • Brian Kelly and Paul Schmick, Security Guards:  Academic and Training programs in L. Shapiro and M. Maras (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management, : Springer Nature (2019).
  • Brian Kelly, Law Enforcement Technology Integration: A Case-Study in Perceptions of Police Body-Worn Cameras in New Jersey, Academic Journal of Science, 8(2) 2018, 89-106.
  • Brian Kelly, Critical Training for Critical Incidents: Why a cop’s career may depend on a Body Camera, Praetorian Digital Media, 2018.
  • Brian Kelly, The Influence of Tactical Police Capabilities on School Leaders’ Perceptions of Active Shooter Response in Belleville, New Jersey in , : (2018).
  • Brian Kelly, K-12 and the Active Shooter: Principals' Perceptions of Armed Personnel in NJ District Factor Group 'GH' Public Schools, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 10(2) 2018.
  • Brian Kelly, Reid® It or Not: A Case Study in the Perception of Deception Detection Techniques in Public and Private Sectors in , : Iossbr (2017).
  • Brian Kelly, Principals’ Perceptions of Physical Security and Armed Personnel: An Exploration of New Jersey School Administrators' Views on Active Shooter Countermeasures, Journal of Physical Security, 9(2) 2016, 26.


  • Brian Kelly, “Law Enforcement Technology Integration Part II: A Case Study in Perceptions of Police Body-Worn Cameras in New Jersey.” Presentation to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) 56th Annual Meeting: “Justice, Human Rights, and Activism”, Baltimore, MD, ACJS 56th Annual Meeting “Justice, Human Rights, and Activism”-Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel on March 30, 2019.
  • Brian Kelly, PBS WLIW: SciTech Now (airing in August), February 1, 2019.
  • Brian Kelly, “International Journal of Arts and Sciences.” Paper presented to the International Journal of Arts and Sciences-Boston, Harvard Medical School on May 23, 2018.
  • Brian Kelly, CBS News media contributor for DWI Legal Analysis and Commentary, May 10, 2018.
  • Brian Kelly, Police Body Cameras in the Classroom, May 8, 2018.
  • Brian Kelly, Bringing the Streets Into the Classrooms of Law Enforcement, January 31, 2018.
  • Brian Kelly, ““An Exploration of Cell-Phone Contraband Technology Promulgated by Security Threat Groups: A Multiple-Case Study of Jail Administrators in New York and New Jersey”.” Forum presentation at the FSC Celebration of Scholarship, Farmingdale on November 2, 2017.
  • Brian Kelly, At Farmingdale State, ‘body cams’ in the classroom, October 17, 2017.
  • Brian Kelly, “Reid it or Not: A Case Study in the Perception of Deception Detection Techniques in Public and Private Sectors.” Presentation to the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research, Atlantic City on September 20, 2017.
  • CBS News Exclusive-Police Body Cameras in the Classroom at Farmingdale State College, September 15, 2017.
  • Brian Kelly, “K-12 and the Active Shooter.” Paper presented to the International Journal of Arts and Sciences Proceedings Published: Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences, in electronic format (ISSN 1943-6114)., Las Vegas on March 13, 2017.
Brian Kelly
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