John M. Klofas, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminal Justice, and Founder and Director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives (CPSI) at RIT. He is also past chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice. Dr. Klofas has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses. His current areas of focus include community level crime and justice issues including violence, management in criminal justice and strategies and practices in policing. He has received external funding and published widely in these areas. His most recent book collaboration is an examination of changes in criminal justice at the community level entitled The New Criminal Justice. Professor Klofas continues to serve as a research partner with local criminal justice agencies, on the State’s police training commission and on several national projects addressing community violence. He also works with several police departments across the country on issues of risk management as part of reform focused consent decrees in the Federal Courts.
Dr. Klofas received his bachelor’s degree from the College of the Holy Cross and his master’s and doctorate in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany.