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RIT offers master’s in criminal justice

Rochester Institute of Technology this year is starting one of the first masters of science degree in criminal justice programs to target local crime policy issues facing towns and municipalities nationwide, school officials said Thursday.

RIT offers master’s in criminal justice

Rochester Institute of Technology this year is starting one of the first masters of science degree in criminal justice programs to target local crime policy issues facing towns and municipalities nationwide, school officials said Thursday.
The program provides research and education programs that will assist local communities in addressing issues related to gang activity, domestic violence, crime analysis and evaluation of public safety initiatives. Students in the program will be required to conduct evaluation and analysis projects with local agencies while also taking a series of community-based courses focusing on crime’s impact on economic development, community policing, youth intervention and crime prevention programming.
“Most criminal justice graduate degrees include solid research work but entail little interaction with local agencies and community organizations that are conducting criminal justice policy on the ground,” said John Klofas, professor and chair of the department of criminal justice at RIT.
The graduate program builds on the department’s three decades of research and education including partnerships with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Rochester City Police Department and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, school officials said. Klofas also directs the Center for Public Safety, a research collaboration with the city of Rochester that utilizes computer-based evaluation and analysis techniques to assess and improve the city’s current public safety and crime prevention initiatives.
The master’s degree program was recently approved by the state of New York and will admit its first class of students this fall.

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RIT offers master’s in criminal justice

Rochester Institute of Technology this year is starting one of the first masters of science degree in criminal justice programs to target local crime policy issues facing towns and municipalities nationwide, school officials said Thursday.

The program provides research and education programs that will assist local communities in addressing issues related to gang activity, domestic violence, crime analysis and evaluation of public safety initiatives. Students in the program will be required to conduct evaluation and analysis projects with local agencies while also taking a series of community-based courses focusing on crime’s impact on economic development, community policing, youth intervention and crime prevention programming.

“Most criminal justice graduate degrees include solid research work but entail little interaction with local agencies and community organizations that are conducting criminal justice policy on the ground,” said John Klofas, professor and chair of the department of criminal justice at RIT.

The graduate program builds on the department’s three decades of research and education including partnerships with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Rochester City Police Department and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office, school officials said. Klofas also directs the Center for Public Safety, a research collaboration with the city of Rochester that utilizes computer-based evaluation and analysis techniques to assess and improve the city’s current public safety and crime prevention initiatives.

The master’s degree program was recently approved by the state of New York and will admit its first class of students this fall.

 

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