Department of Criminal Justice
August 13, 2021
RIT alumna named deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Human Resources Command
RIT alumna Brig. Gen. Stacy Babcock ’91 (criminal justice), ’96 (educational interpreting), ’98 MS (instructional technology) has been named deputy commanding general and Reserve Personnel Management Directorate director for U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HRC) in Fort Knox, Ky.
July 7, 2021
Rochester part of national surge in shootings, homicides in communities upended during pandemic
The Democrat and Chronicle talks to Irshad Altheimer, associate professor and director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about the national rise in gun violence.
June 30, 2021
RIT professor is motivated by tragic past to help stop violence in Rochester
WHAM-TV talks to Irshad Altheimer, associate professor and director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about the factors driving violence in Rochester.
June 30, 2021
Rochester on pace for its deadliest year in recent history
WROC-TV talks to Chris Schreck, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, about the increase in homicides in Rochester and access to firearms.
June 18, 2021
Perspectives on Rochester’s homicide spike
WXXI talks to Irshad Altheimer, associate professor and director, Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about the increase in homicides in the city of Rochester.
June 16, 2021
RIT names Anna Westerstahl Stenport new dean of College of Liberal Arts
Stenport is currently a professor of global studies and chair of the School of Modern Languages at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. She was selected as the RIT dean following a nationwide search and will begin her new leadership role Sept. 1.
May 26, 2021
Podcast: Race, Gender and Voting Rights
Intersections: The RIT Podcast, Ep. 49: New restrictive voting laws in states across the country present obstacles to the polls via voter ID laws, voter role purges, and poll closures. The collective impact on American citizens’ right to vote follows the centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment and women’s suffrage. Nickesia Gordon, School of Communication, and Trinity McFadden '21 (criminal justice), talk with historian Carol Anderson, Emory University.
April 23, 2021
College of Liberal Arts 2020-2021 Distinguished Alumnus: Osbourne A. McKay
The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges and the School of Individualized Study to alumni who have performed at the highest levels of their profession or who have contributed to the advancement and leadership of civic, philanthropic, or service organizations.
March 19, 2021
College of Liberal Arts honors students for writing excellence
RIT's College of Liberal Arts honored student achievements in writing with 15 writing awards on Friday, March 19. This year marks the 41st year the awards were presented, though the first time the ceremony was held virtually.
February 26, 2021
A plague of homicides
The Rochester Beacon talks to Irshad Altheimer, director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about the rise in the homicide rate in Rochester.
December 4, 2020
RIT/NTID student Trinity McFadden has eyes on politics
Trinity McFadden, a criminal justice major, spent last summer and fall semester working as a campaign intern for newly elected Colorado Sen. John Hickenlooper.
October 30, 2020
Gun violence, fatalities reach 10-year high in Rochester
WHAM-TV talks to Irshad Altheimer, associate professor and director of RIT's Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about the increase in gun violence this year in Rochester.