POP Center Biographies John Klofas

John M. Klofas

   John M. Klofas is professor of criminal justice, and founder and director emeritus of the Center for Public Safety Initiatives at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He is also past chairperson of the Department of Criminal Justice at RIT. 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, criminal-justice management , and policing strategies and practices . 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. Dr. Klofas serves as a research partner with local criminal-justice agencies, on New York State’s police training commission and on several national projects addressing community violence. He also works with several police departments across the country on risk management issues as part of federal court reform-focused consent decrees . 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.

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E-mail: jmkgcj@rit.edu

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