BA, College of the Holy Cross; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
John M. Klofas, Ph.D., is Professor of Criminal Justice, and Founder and Director Emeritus 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.
April 11, 2019
RIT honors three as inaugural class of Distinguished Faculty
RIT announced John Klofas, Bruce Smith and Josh Owen as its first class of Distinguished Faculty, leaders who have provided insights and solutions to today’s criminal justice issues, produced groundbreaking work in nanolithography and developed exciting industrial design innovations.
August 24, 2018
RIT garners record $78 million in research fundingRIT’s sponsored research portfolio grew in fiscal year 2018, reaching a record $78 million in funding. RIT received 340 new awards and had a record 333 principal investigators associated with active research awards.
New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (Evaluation of New York's Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative)
City of Rochester (2014 Evaluation of Pathways to Peace Street Outreach Program)
New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (Assessment of Program Fidelity of Correctional Programs)
Bureau of Justice Assistance (Project Safe Neighborhoods)