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Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives
Eastman Hall, Room 2164

Dr. Altheimer joined the RIT faculty in Fall 2012. He teaches a variety of courses, including minority groups and criminal justice, criminological theory, criminology, and corrections. He is also actively engaged with students outside of the classroom; he serves as the faculty advisor for the Muslim Student Association and mentors student researchers at the Center for Public Safety Initiatives. Dr. Altheimer is actively engaged in scholarly research and has published articles in a variety of journals. His research interests include macro-level criminological theory, gun violence, corrections, and criminal justice policy. He is currently serving as the co-principal investigator on a Bureau of Justice Assistance grant that seeks to reduce gun violence in the city of Rochester, NY. (CV)


Altheimer, Irshad. Forthcoming. “Cultural Processes and Homicide across Nations.” International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. (Available via Onlinefirst)

Altheimer, Irshad. 2013. “Herding and Homicide across Nations.” Homicide Studies 17(1): 27-58

Altheimer, Irshad, and Matthew Boswell. 2012. “Reassessing the Association between Gun Availability and Homicide at the Cross-National Level.” American Journal of Criminal Justice 37(4):682-704

Lambert, Eric, Nancy L. Hogan, Kelly Cheeseman Dial, Irshad Altheimer, and Shannon M. Barton-Bellessa. 2011. “Examining the Effects of Stressors on Organizational Citizenship Behaviors among Private Correctional Staff: A Preliminary Study.”  Security Journal 25:152-172

Lambert, Eric, Irshad Altheimer, Nancy Hogan, and Shannon M. Barton. 2011. “An Exploratory Study of the Correlates of Correctional Orientation in a Treatment Orientated Prison: A Partial Test of the Person-Environment Fit Theory.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 38(5):453-470

Altheimer, Irshad. 2010. “An Exploratory Analysis of Guns and Violent Crime in a Cross-National Sample of Cities.” Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice 6(3): 204-227

Lambert, Eric, Nancy L. Hogan, Jennifer Wareham, and Irshad Altheimer. 2010 “The Effects of Different Aspects of Supervision among Female and Male Correctional Staff: A Preliminary Study.” Criminal Justice Review 35(4): 492-513

Lambert, Eric, Irshad Altheimer, and Nancy Hogan. 2010. “Exploring the Relationship between Social Support and Job Burnout among Correctional Staff: An Exploratory Study.” Criminal Justice and Behavior 37(11): 1217-1236