Irshad Altheimer received his Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. Dr. Altheimer has published research articles in a variety of criminology and criminal justice journals. His research interests include macro-level criminology, criminological theory, corrections, and criminal justice policy. He teaches a broad range of courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Teaches in the areas of corrections, management, crime & violence
and law & social control. Also teaches a course called "Crime and
Justice in the Community." This course reflects Dr. Klofas' growing
interest in community level analyses as well as his work with the
organization Metropolitan Forum, which promotes metropolitan
perspectives in the analysis and solution of community problems.
Research interests include management, corrections, and jails. Most
recently, focus has been on community structure and crime related
issues. He also serves as Director for the Center for Public Safety
Initiatives at RIT.
Professor McCluskey's teaching and research focuses on the areas of
policing, violence, and evaluation research. His most recent research
efforts have focused on robbery in several jurisdictions as well as the
effect of procedural justice on police-citizen encounters. Currently he
is involved in an ongoing evaluation of violence reduction efforts in
Detroit, MI. The application of criminal justice and criminology to
everyday problems confronting criminal justice agencies and actors is
at the core of his research agenda.
LaVerne McQuiller Williams
graduating from RIT and law school, worked as an Assistant District
Attorney in Rensselaer County, NY before joining the faculty in 1996.
Teaches courses in evidence, women in crime, minorities in criminal
justice, criminal law, and honors research. Also serves as the pre-law
advisor. Research interests include intimate partner violence and
Porter received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of
Nebraska at Omaha, her Masters in Sociology from New Mexico State
University, and her Bachelors in Sociology with an English Minor and a
Criminal Justice emphasis from the University of Northern Colorado. Her
research has included public housing concerns, elderly, and
O. Nicholas Robertson
Professor Robertson is a lecturer in the departments of
Criminal Justice and Sociology/Anthropology at RIT. He is currently completing his
Ph.D. in Sociology at SUNY Buffalo. His research interests are in crime,
law, deviance, race, ethnicity, and immigration, with a focus on
immigration and crime.
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Scott received his Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at the
University at Albany. His current research interests include community
policing, social capital, and the role of criminal justice agencies and
other civic institutions in community capacity building. His most
recent published articles have appeared in Police Quarterly and the
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice. Dr. Scott currently teaches
classes in law enforcement, crime and violence, criminal justice
policy, and introduction to criminal justice.
Professor Smith is currently interested in cross-national tests of criminological theories and situational
crime prevention. His scholarship has appeared in several peer-reviewed scientific journals including
Criminal Justice & Behavior, Deviant Behavior, European Journal of Psychiatry, and the International
Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice. He has served as a consultant to the United Nations
(HEUNI), the Institute for Forensic Studies at the University of Malta, and numerous law enforcement
agencies. Dr. Smith teaches a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.
Karla Van Strander
Professor Castellano teaches and conducts research in the areas of correctional and criminal justice policy. His most recent research has focused on offender reentry programming, the quality of correctional employment, and the impact of super-maximum security prisons on levels of prison violence. He has a strong interest in restorative justice, and how the criminal justice system can promote justice and public safety without negatively impacting individuals or community life. He came to RIT in 2003 after having teaching positions at Washington State University and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Tom passed away September, 2009.
John Violanti, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Croft, Ph.D.
Richard B. Lewis, M.A.
John Ballard, M.A.
Paul Brule, M.A.
Patricia Carter, Ph.D.
Hon. James Mulley
Professor Mulley is a Penfield Town Justice and is also employed as Executive Assistant for the Appellate Division Fourth Department. He teaches a variety of law-based courses, including Concepts in Criminal Law.
Hon. Joseph Valentino
Professor Valentino is a Supreme Court Justice in Monroe County and currently serves as Supervising Judge of the Criminal Term Courts for the Seventh Judicial District. He teaches a course entitled Courts.
After retiring from the New York State Police and serving as Deputy Chief of the Rochester Police Department, Professor Maldonado served as Jail Superintendent of Monroe County. He holds a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY Albany and teaches a number of law enforcement-oriented courses.
Hon. Howard Relin
Professor Relin is the former District Attorney of Monroe County. He teaches a number of law-related courses.
Retiring in 2010 as a Deputy Chief with the Rochester NY Police Department, Professor Glenn Hoff has 27 years of practical experience and holds a masters degree in organizational leadership and a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. He teaches Management in Criminal Justice
Hon. Michael Green
Professor Green is the current District Attorney of Monroe County. He currently teaches Issues in Criminal Prosecution.
Hon. Robert Duffy
Professor Duffy is the Lieutenant Governor of New York. He holds an advanced degree from Syracuse University. He has taught Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement.
Brian Shiffrin, Esq.
Professor Shiffrin is a partner at Easton, Thompson, Kasperek, and Shiffrin, LLP. He teaches Courts and Wrongful Convictions.
Steven Siena, Esq.
Professor Siena is a retired Captain with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. He has a law degree from SUNY Buffalo, and has taught courses such as Criminology, Correctional Issues, and Law Enforcement.
Professor Deming is a Special Investigator with the Rochester Police Department. He has an M.S degree from the State College at Brockport. He has taught Law Enforcement in Society.
Professor Hennekey developed and implemented the Computer Crime Unit within the Monroe County Sheriff's Department. Recently, he has been assigned to the Electronic Crime Task Force for Western New York. He teaches computer crime courses.
Jennifer Gravitz, Esq.
Professor Gravitz has taught numerous courses in the Department of Criminal Justice for the past two decades and specializes in Computer Crime.
For over two decades, Professor Wolfley has had a career in public service as well as teaching. She has taught in various disciplines including criminal justice, writing, literature, and women's and gender studies. Her publications have addressed homelessness, prostitution and street life. Professor Wolfley currently teaches courses in prostitution and vice, seminar in sexual violence, domestic violence, prison writings and women and crime.
Professor DiCaro currently serves as the Chief of Police of Gates, New York. He teaches Technology in Criminal Justice.
Hon. Edward Nowak
Professor Nowak is the former Public Defender of Monroe County. He teaches law-related courses, including Seminar in Law and Evidence.
Stephanie Batcheller, Esq.
Professor Batcheller is a career defender currently working as a Staff Attorney with the New York State Defenders Association Public Defense Backup Center, a resource center for assigned counsel attorneys around the state. She teaches Concepts in Criminal Law.
Professor Stein litigates disability rights cases as partner with the firm Stein & Vargas, LLP. He has also traveled extensively in Chile giving presentations and workshops on the human rights of deaf people. His areas of research interest include the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rights of individuals with disabilities in the justice system.
Hon. Valerie R. Johnson
Professor Johnson serves as an Administrative Law Judge in the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.