Criminal Justice and Criminology faculty Drs. Olson and Stemen, along with graduate students Sema Taheri and Michelle Mioduszewski, conducted a study examining felony probation in Illinois, which was recently published by the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council. The project was a collaborative effort between the research team, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council. Sema and Michelle both completed their MA at Loyola and are now enrolled in doctoral programs at Northeastern University and the University of California-Irvine, respectively.
The Homicide Research Working Group awarded Dr. Escobar the 2013 Richard Block Award which recognizes outstanding research on homicide and lethal violence.
Dr. Escobar, in collaboration with Dr. Pamela Fenning, Professor in the School of Education, received an Loyola's Multi-Disciplinary Grant to study the effects of discipline referrals during the freshman year in high school on undesirable outcomes.
The Loyola Criminal Justice Students' Organization (CJO) is a great way to stay connected to other CJC students. Find out how to get involved!
Loyola Libraries has a new online exhibit, “Practical Work: Chicago Woman's Club Reformers, Criminal Women, and Delinquent Children, 1876-1920,” that explores how women reformers in Chicago tried to protect and reform criminal women and delinquent children at the turn of the twentieth century. “Practical Work” is sponsored by the Women and Leadership Archives and the Carolyn Farrell, BVM, Professorship in Women and Leadership at Loyola University Chicago.
A great website - Life of the Law - examines the way law and society interact. Check out their podcasts and blogs.
Criminal Justice and Criminology Professor David Olson and Graduate Research Assistant Koert Huddle published a research bulletin examining the characteristics of individuals processed through the Cook County Jail in 2012. This work is part of a research partnership between Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's Office and Loyola University Chicago.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the Supreme Court unanimously held that defendants facing serious criminal charges have a right to counsel at state expense if they cannot afford one. Check out the Department of Justice's website with links to scholarly discussions about the legacy of Gideon.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, The Constitution Project produced a video documenting the case and its impact on the American criminal justice system.