BA, Alabama State University; MA, Ph.D., Washington State University
Irshad Altheimer is an associate professor of criminal justice and the Director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives (CPSI). He received his B.A. from Alabama State University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. Dr. Altheimer is actively engaged in scholarly research and has published articles in a variety of journals. His current research seeks to expand knowledge of dispute-related, and retaliatory urban violence. He also works as a research partner with local law enforcement agencies addressing urban violence. Dr. Altheimer 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. He was also awarded the 2014 W.E.B Dubious Fellowship by the National Institute of Justice.
Dr. Altheimer teaches a variety of courses; including minority groups and criminal justice, introduction to criminal justice, and research methods. 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 CPSI.
November 21, 2019
The toll of illegal firearms
The Rochester Beacon talks to Irshad Altheimer, associate professor of criminal justice and director, Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about gun violence.
March 7, 2019
Rochester homicides at the lowest point in 20 years
WXXI talks to Irshad Altheimer, director of Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about the number of homicides in Rochester.
October 11, 2018
RIT research aims to cut Rochester gun violenceWith a grant from the New York State Health Foundation, RIT’s Center for Public Safety Initiatives will form a program to determine whether a victim of street crime was involved in a dispute, and whether that dispute could escalate with gun violence.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (Project Safe Neighborhoods)
Bureau of Justice Assistance