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John Klofas

Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts
Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Public Safety Initiatives

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John Klofas

Professor
Department of Criminal Justice
College of Liberal Arts
Founder and Director Emeritus, Center for Public Safety Initiatives

Education

BA, College of the Holy Cross; MA, Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany

Bio

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.

585-475-2423

Areas of Expertise
Crime reduction
Urbanization
Youth services

Currently Teaching

CRIM-560
3 Credits
This course engages students in research that builds on problem identification and analysis in criminal justice. Topics may include exploration of community issues and views on justice, health and medical approaches to crime problems, practitioner orientations and practices relative to specific issues in criminal justice, and applications of new techniques, such as data science, to contemporary problems. Students will apply theoretical frameworks towards understanding the scope and nature of the problem in the form of working papers. The class culminates in a final project which will involve analysis and evaluation research components addressing the underlying problem/issue/program in consultation with the instructor.
CRIM-660
3 Credits
This course engages students in research that builds on problem identification and analysis in criminal justice. Topics may include exploration of community issues and views on justice, health and medical approaches to crime problems, practitioner orientations and practices relative to specific issues in criminal justice, and applications of new techniques, such as data science, to contemporary problems. Students will apply theoretical frameworks towards understanding the scope and nature of the problem in the form of working papers. The class culminates in a final project which will involve analysis and evaluation research components addressing the underlying problem/issue/program in consultation with the instructor.

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  • August 24, 2018

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    RIT’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.

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External Scholarly Fellowships/National Review Committee
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2015
     New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (Evaluation of New York's Gun Involved Violence Elimination Initiative)
     Amount: $311,000.00 *
8/31/2014 - 1/20/2015
     City of Rochester (2014 Evaluation of Pathways to Peace Street Outreach Program)
     Amount: $50,000.00 *
10/1/2014 - 9/30/2017
     New York Division of Criminal Justice Services (Assessment of Program Fidelity of Correctional Programs)
     Amount: $224,690.00 *
10/1/2014 - 9/30/2016
     Bureau of Justice Assistance (Project Safe Neighborhoods)
     Amount: $299,961.00 *
Invited Article/Publication
Klofas, John. "Report of the Independent Monitor." Detroit Police Department. (2014). Print. «
Klofas, John. "Report of the Independent Monitor." Oakland Police Department. (2014). Print. «
Klofas, John, et al. "Juror Stress Pilot Intervention." Monroe County District Attorney's Office. (2014). Print. «
Editor (book or journal)
Klofas, John, Natalie Kroovand-Hipple, and Edmund McGarrell, eds. The New Criminal Justice. New York: Routledge, 2010. Print.
Stojkovic, Stan, John Klofas and David Kalinich, eds. The Administration and Management of Criminal Justice Organizations. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland, 2010. Print.
Published Article
Klofas, John M., Natalie Kroovand Hipple, and Edmund F. McGarrell. “The New Criminal Justice.” The New Criminal Justice, (2010): 3-16. Print. ≠
Klofas, John M. “Modelling the New Criminal Justice.” The New Criminal Justice, (2010): 17-27. Print. ≠
Kroovand-Hipple, Natalie, Edmund F. McGarrell, John M. Klofas, Nicholas A. Corsaro, and Heather Perez. “Identifying Effect Policing Strategies for Reducing Crime.” The New CriminalJustice, (2010): 69-82. Print. ≠
Klofas, John M. “Postscript: Teaching the New Criminal Justice.” The New Criminal Justice, (2010): 147-155. Print.