Kenneth J. Grossberger

Kenneth J. Grossberger

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PhD, Criminal Justice, CUNY Graduate Center

MPhil - Criminal Justice - CUNY Graduate Center

MS - Protection Management, John Jay College

BA - Political Science and Philosophy - Fordham University




Kenneth J. Grossberger, PhD, is a Lecturer of Public Administration teaching graduate classes in Research Methods, Human Resources, Public Policy, Government Ethics, Fraud Waste and Abuse, Organization Theory and Courts Administration.  He is also a professional security consultant and President of Metro Consulting Services LLC, and a Vice President of Elite Investigations LLC.  He is member of the American Society of Criminology, ASIS International and the American Criminal Justice Society.  He holds a doctorate in Criminal Justice from the CUNY Graduate Center, an MS in Protection Management from John Jay College, an MPhil in Criminal Justice from CUNY and a BA in Political Science from Fordham University. He is also a Certified Protection Professional (ASIS) and is board certified in security management.  He is a Certified NYS Security General Topics Instructor.


JJC Affiliations

MPA program - Department of Public Management

Professional Memberships

American Criminal Justice Society American Criminology Society ASIS International

Course Taught

Department of Criminal Justice

CRJ 101 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (undergraduate) - in class

CRJ 715 – Research Methods, executive Master of Arts program – New York City Police Department - in class

Department of Protection Management

CRJ 711 - Emergency Management (graduate) - in class

Department of Public Management

Graduate courses

PAD 702 - Human Resources Management - in class and online

PAD 705 - Organization Theory - in class and online

PAD 706 – Bureaupathology - online

PAD 714 – Organizational Performance - in class

PAD 715 - Research Methods - in class and online

PAD 739 - Public Policy in a Political Setting - in class and online

PAD 740 - Inspector General Oversight and Inspection - in class

PAD 758 – Ethics in Government - in class and online

PAD 760 – Courts Administration - in class

PAD 771 - Capstone Seminar (teaching assistant) - in class

Undergraduate courses

PAD 331 - Public Organization Waste and Abuse - online

PAD 348 - Justice Planning and Policy Analysis - online

PAD 445 - Criminal Justice Administration and Planning - online and in class


Scholarly Work

“Risk Management in Troubled Times” - Security Director Magazine, 2020

“Privacy in Regard to the 4th Amendment in the Workplace” - The Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management, 2020

 “The 4th Amendment to the US Constitution”- Criminal Justice in America: The Encyclopedia of Crime, Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections, 2018

 “Bribery” - The Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management - The Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management, 2018

“Whither Goest Deterrence” – American Criminal Justice Society Today, 2018

“User-Centered Design – The Leadership Factor” - Security Director Magazine, 2006

“Managing National Accounts – The Use of Subcontracting and Networking” – Security Director Magazine – 2007

“The GOPs Stake in a ‘Golden Borders’ Immigration Policy” – The Ripon Forum, 1989



Honors and Awards

Criminal Justice Honor Society - 2008 Dean’s List – John Jay College – Master’s program – 2006, 2007, 2008

Research Summary

Dr. Grossberger is working on research that hypothesizes that public distrust of government has increased because of the criminal behavior of elected government officials over time, due, at least in part, to the political polarization, and therefore it is critical to study how government deals with such corruption. The research examines the punishment of these politicians. The officials in this study are few in proportion to the number of those who have served in office, and those accused of crimes come from a wide array of demographics and backgrounds, but the research is important due to its effects  insitutional arrangements and the electorate. The mixed-method work several hundred cases in the research database, and while small in number the effects of these cases loom large on the political landscape.  All the legislators in this study were accused of crimes.  Most were indicted, convicted and punished, and the government needs to formulate policies that address the illicit behaviors of those officials who engaged in crime in order to protect the institutions and to ensure a sense of justice. 

He has also worked on research in political corruption, deterrence theory, Sutherland's theory of differential association and the theory of mediated corruption.



Area of Expertise

Most requested topics by media

Criminal Justice / Crime Prevention & Reduction

Faculty Expertise: topics/keywords

White Collar Crime

Political corruption

Deterrence theory


Loss prevention

Security management

Retail security

Mall security