Dr. Irshad Altheimer is an assistant professor of criminal justice at Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his B.A. in sociology from Alabama State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University. His research interests include macro-level criminological theory, gun violence, corrections and criminal justice policy. His research publications have appeared in the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Homicide Studies, International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, and the American Journal of Criminal Justice. He received the W.E.B Du Bois Fellowship to study dispute-related urban violence among blacks and Hispanics.