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Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

For Commencement 2015 photos, stories, and more information, please visit http://www.luc.edu/commencement2015/


Loyola Professor Appointed to Commission to Address Crime in Illinois

Criminal Justice Professor David Olson will soon join state officials, nonprofit leaders, and law enforcement to tackle crime in Illinois. Earlier this month, Governor Bruce Rauner appointed Olson and 19 others to the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform. The commission will work to develop solutions to the state’s crime problems, which include sentencing structure, prison overcrowding, and high recidivism rates.

The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence

The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Excellence, a peer-reviewed undergraduate research publication published by JUR Press at Colorado State University, has an exciting publication opportunity available to undergraduate students.

The Criminal Justice Student's Organization Nominated for Award

The undergraduate Criminal Justice Student's Organization has been nominated as an Outstanding Student Organization in the 2015 Loyola Student Organization Awards!  

CJC Professor Named to Governor's Commission

Dr. David Olson, Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology, was appointed by Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner to the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform.

Race and Law Symposium

Loyola University's 2015 Race & Law Symposium - A Post Racial Police State: Examining the Role of Racial Bias in Police Action. Thursday, March 19th 11:30 AM – 2 PM. Philip H. Corboy Law Center.  

CJC Professor Named Journal Editor

Dr. David Olson has been appointed editor of Justice Research and Policy, the journal of the national Justice Research and Statistics Association.

CJC Graduate Students Complete Report on Juvenile Prison Admissions

A group of graduate students enrolled in CJC 404 (Applied Data Analysis) performed analyses of admissions to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) as part of a class project.

Graduate Student Organization Volunteers with Salvation Army

Loyola’s Criminal Justice and Criminology Graduate Student Organization volunteered with the Salvation Army’s Pathway Forward Program to wrap toys children with incarcerated parents.

Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office Field Trip

CJC students visited the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Community Engaged Academic Internship Awards

Undergraduates who demonstrate financial need in an unpaid academic internship are eligible to apply for a $1,500 award.

In the Classroom

Occupy CAS Dean's Corridor: Graduate students in Dr. Stalans' Psychology and Law class participated in a social experiment as a teaching technique.

Here for You App Released on iTunes

The Wellness Center at Loyola University Chicago created a new app - "Here for You" - that helps students stay connected to gender-based violence services and resources at Loyola University Chicago and in Chicago from their mobile device.  

Life of the Law

A great website - Life of the Law - examines the way law and society interact. Check out their podcasts and blogs.  

More Stories

The Crime Bill @ 20

The Vera Institute of Justice explores the origins and impact of the largest piece of criminal justice legislation in U.S. History - the 1994 Crime Bill.  


Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology
Loyola University Chicago
820 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago,IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7564

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