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Professor John Kostanoski

Criminal Justice
 Sinclair Hall 216
 Mon: 1:40pm-4:00pm, Tue: 2:55-3:45pm, Wed: 11:15am - 12:10pm By Appointment


1975 - M.A.,     Criminal Justice
                        John Jay College of Criminal Justice

1969 - B.S.,     Criminal Justice
                        John Jay College of Criminal Justice

1967 - A.A.S.Criminal Justice 
                        Farmingdale State College


Professor John Kostanoski's expertise and strength are in the Criminal Justice and Security areas. He is the coauthor of two books on the subject of security: Security & Loss Control (Macmillan Publishing Company), which introduced a new protection model to the field; and Introduction to Security & Loss Control, (Prentice Hall, Inc.). He has served as the first elected president of Protect New York, which is a SUNY faculty based organization.

He has served as a consultant to the National Institute of Justice and as a subject matter expert to he U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He received the 2010 Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Security and Crime Prevention Section Service Award "in recognition of Outstanding contributions as a leader in security and crime prevention education..." He was recently appointed to the Long Island STEM Hub as the co-chair of the Homeland Security Regional Industry Council. He is the founder and current editor of the Journal of Applied Security Research: An International Journal of Police-Security Operations and Practices, a blind peer reviewed and highly respected quarterly journal published by Routledge (a global publisher of renowned journals and books known for their scholarly references). He is currently developing a new police research section in this journal.


Founding (2004) and Current Editor
Journal of Applied Security Research: An International Journal of Police - Security Operations & Practices
Taylor & Francis Group
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Security and Loss Control
Norman Bottom and John Kostanoski
Macmillan Publishing Company, 1983

Introduction to Security and Loss Control
Norman Bottom and John Kostanoski
Prentice Hall, 1990

"Executive Protection and Investigation Technology in the Health Care Setting"
Handbook of Hospital Security and Safety
Aspen Publisher, 1988

"Portable Protection Technology," Providing Executive Protection
Executive Protection Institute, 1991

"The Private Eye," Providing Executive Protection
Executive Protection Institute, 1994

"Visual Monitoring Through CCTV,"Spotlight on Security for Real Estate Managers,
Institute of Real Estate Managers, 1997

Journal Articles
Kostanoski, John and Totans, Jim. 2004. "The Online Internet Recital," Journal of Security Education, Volume 1, Issue 1: 69-81

Kostanoski, John. 2005 "The Academicians: Interview with John D. Calder, Ph.D., CPP,"
Journal of Security Education Volume 1, Issues 2/3: 129-48

Conference Presentations
"High Technology in Physical Security," International Congress on Physical Protection of Petroleum Refineries, Petroleos Mexicanoes, Mexico, 1981

"High Technology and Higher Education: Toward a Systematic Crime Prevention,"
Academy of Security Educators and Trainers, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1981

"Private Eyes: Role of infrared Illuminators in CCTV," Academy of Security Educators and Trainers, Winchester, Virginia, 1992

"Security's New Look: Digital Video Storage and Transmissions," Academy of Security Educatiors and Trainers, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 1995

"Managing Security Technology in the Work Place," World Workplace 95, Miami Beach, Florida, 1995

"Managing Security with New Technology," World Workplace 96, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1996

"Digital Video Security," Academy of Security Educators and Trainers, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1999

Journal of Security Education Update, Academy of Security Educators and Highlander Lodge, Bluemont, Virginia, 2004

SUNY Conversation in the Disciplines, Scholarship on Homeland Security: Exploring the Intellectual Territory, Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany, New York, 2005

"Security Technology Education," Thomson Course Technology, Wyndham Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland, 2006

Conference on Protecting New York from Terrorism and Disaster: Taking Stock, Setting Directions, Looking Forward, The Levin Institute of the State University of New York, Convener, "Security Technologies: Prospects, Possibilities, and Problems," New York City, 2008

"Journal of Applied Security Research Update," Academy of Security Educators and Trainers, Highlander Lodge, Bluemont, Virginia, 2009


U.S. Department of Justice
National Institute of Justice
Technical Assistance Program
Fiscal Year 1990

Subject Matter Expert
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
2006 to 2008

Service Award
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Security and Crime Prevention Section 2010


Courses Taught
CRJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice
CRJ 101 Law Enforcement & Community Relations
CRJ 102 Juvenile Deliquency
CRJ 105 Corrections In America
CRJ 115 Computer Forensic
CRJ 200W Criminal Investigation
CRJ 201 Criminalostics
CRJ 203 Criminology
CRJ 204 Criminal Law
CRJ 205 Criminal Procedure
CRJ 211 Law Enforcement Administration

Courses Created/Taught
CRJ 308 Forensic Technology
CRJ 310 Computer Security I
CRJ 311 Computer Security II
CRJ 406 Crime Analysis and Mapping
CRJ 407 Crime Prevention System
CRJ 410 Senior Project
CRJ 420 Physical Security I
CRJ 421 Physical Security II