Department of Criminal Justice
December 1, 2023
Distinguished Alumni Award winners named for 2023-2024
Twelve RIT alumni have been honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards for the 2023-2024 year. The Distinguished Alumni Awards are presented annually by each of RIT’s nine colleges, the School of Individualized Study, and the RIT Graduate School 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.
October 25, 2023
Weed dealers in Rochester NY still leaving trail of death and destruction, 'gangs' or not
The Democrat and Chronicle talks to Irshad Altheimer, professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and director of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives, about gang-related violence.
October 18, 2023
From Trauma to Hope
On October 24, gun-ink maker and artist Thomas Little presents workshop and demo.
May 17, 2023
Graduate Sophia Williams wins Fulbright award to pursue graduate education in the UK
The earliest written record of hearing loss is believed to date from 1550 BC in ancient Egypt, and written evidence for early sign language and changing attitudes toward deaf individuals comes from Plato in 350 BC—but, according to Sophia Williams ’23, there isn’t much that reflects the significance of these findings in archaeological scholarship. Williams received a Fulbright U.S. Student Award to fund her graduate education at University of York so she can help fill this gap of knowledge.
May 15, 2023
Rochester to partner with RIT on study of gang-related shootings
WXXI reports on a potential partnership between the city of Rochester and RIT to study data related to shootings.
May 8, 2023
Student's photo project addresses gun violence issues and solutions
Vincent Alban, a fourth-year photojournalism student, coupled human connection and visual storytelling to craft an emotional capstone project about families and community organizations celebrating fallen loved ones and advocating for change.
March 10, 2023
RIT scientists develop technology to analyze police body-cam footage
WHEC-TV talks to John McCluskey, professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, about a grant received by Ernest Fokoue, professor in the School of Mathematical Sciences, to study how to analyze body-worn camera footage. McCluskey is also part of the research project.
March 8, 2023
RIT scientists developing machine-learning techniques to analyze body-worn camera footage
Professor Ernest Fokoue from RIT’s School of Mathematical Sciences is teaming up with the Rochester Police Department (RPD) to use statistical machine learning to analyze body-worn camera footage and help improve police training.
February 16, 2023
The debate over dangerousness
Rochester Beacon talks to Mike Green, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, about the dangerousness standard.
February 3, 2023
RIT researchers discuss social impact of police body cameras
Spectrum News features an RIT panel on police body camera footage and talks to John McCluskey, professor of criminal justice, and student Peyton D'Anthony.
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.)