RIT launches master’s degree in criminal justice

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RIT’s new master’s degree in criminal justice provides research and education programs that will assist local communities in addressing issues related to gang activity, domestic violence, crime analysis and evaluation of public safety initiatives. The degree program is one of the first to target local crime-policy issues facing towns and municipalities all around the country. Students in the program will be required to conduct evaluation and analysis projects with local agencies while also taking a series of community-based courses focusing on crime’s impact on economic development, community policing, youth intervention and crime-prevention programming. The graduate program builds on the department’s three decades of research and education work that has included significant partnerships with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Rochester City Police Department and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office.