Department of Criminal Justice
November 21, 2022
Would a ‘dangerousness standard’ help reduce gun violence?
WHEC-TV talks to Michael Green, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, about the dangerousness standard, related to holding suspects without bail.
October 12, 2022
'All about the buy-in.' In a city rattled by gun violence, UPrep team tackles more than football
The Democrat and Chronicle interviews Professor Irshad Altheimer, director of RIT's Center for Public Safety Initiatives, and Victor Davidson, program director of Upward Bound, about anti-violence youth programs. (This content requires a subscription to view.)
September 9, 2022
College of Liberal Arts introduces Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program
The Liberal Arts Multidisciplinary Scholars program, which is being introduced this fall, gives financial support to students in STEM majors who are interested in adding a second major from RIT's College of Liberal Arts.
August 1, 2022
RIT undergraduates reveal research projects at annual summer symposium
The 31st annual Undergraduate Research Symposium on July 28 featured some of the best in undergraduate research ideas and solutions. Research proposals were featured in a series of oral and poster presentations throughout the day. Students who were unable to present their research at the in-person event can showcase their research at the International Day Online Gallery on Aug. 3.
May 9, 2022
Initiative focuses on trauma of gun violence
The Rochester Beacon talks to Irshad Altheimer, director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives, and Janelle Duda-Banwar, senior research associate in the Department of Criminal Justice, about their partnership with Jordan Health.
April 26, 2022
Criminal justice faculty awarded grant to create coordinated services for victims of gun violence
A team of faculty from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Public Safety Initiatives is spearheading a new initiative to address community trauma and health inequity caused by gun violence. Jordan Health will serve as the central hub and is working with the United Way Systems Integration Project to coordinate services through other community partners.
April 26, 2022
Community service informs career paths for graduating students
From pandemic response to rebuilding after natural disasters, RIT students will draw upon their foundation of community service in their careers after graduation.
April 11, 2022
Science and law class culminates in mock trial
The course Honors Science and the Law: Biological, Ethical and Legal Perspectives emphasizes how science permeates the profession of law and concludes with a mock trial, giving students the opportunity to use scientific evidence like cell phone triangulation, medical assessments, and crash reconstruction in the context of a real case.
March 21, 2022
College of Liberal Arts honors students for writing excellence
Diverse subjects involving safety and autonomous automobiles, Black women in computing, and Italian cinema are just some of the winning entries for this year’s student writing awards, sponsored by RIT’s College of Liberal Arts.
March 15, 2022
Meet College of Liberal Arts Dean Anna Stenport
RIT’s College of Liberal Arts began the academic year under new leadership. Dean Anna Stenport joined RIT from Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts in September following a nationwide search. Stenport is a professor of communication and an expert in transnational cinema and media, modern literature and drama, and visual and cultural studies, with a focus on the Arctic and Nordic regions.
January 19, 2022
Study abroad program to Ireland explores comparative criminal justice systems
Students have the opportunity to learn about comparative law and justice systems from an international perspective while spending two weeks in Waterford, Ireland as part of a summer 2022 study abroad program.
October 28, 2021
Criminal justice department chair honored with Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences award
Christopher Schreck, chair of the criminal justice department in the College of Liberal Arts, was honored with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences’ (ACJS) 2021 Bruce Smith Sr. Award.