• CJC Professor participated in panel discussion on mass incarceration & screening of the Netflix documentary “13th”

    Dr. David Olson participated in a panel discussion following a public screening of the Netflix documentary “13th”. The panel – including State Senator Kwame Raoul – discussed social justice as well as what community-based organizations and lawmakers can do to stop the trend of mass incarceration.
  • Senior Staff Attorney, Elissa Johnson and Dr. David Olson gave plenary presentations at the Aids Foundation of Chicago

    Elissa Johnson(J.D. '10, MSW '11) and Dr. David Olson both gave plenary presentations at the Aids Foundation of Chicago day-long conference on October 6, 2016, that examined the relationship between mass incarceration, racial equity and social justice in the criminal justice system.
  • How the American online sex trade continues to thrive

    Dr. Loretta Stalans and collaborator, Mary Finn, describe in a media story their research on pimps in the online sex trade market.
  • Alpha Phi Sigma Student Volunteers

    Alpha Phi Sigma students volunteering in the neighborhood youth soccer program conducted by District 24 of the Chicago Police Department.
  • Student Intern Profile

    Student Intern

    Michelle Marin, Criminal Justice & Criminology major and Psychology of Crime & Justice minor spent her summer (2016) as a U.S. Marshals Service intern in the Northern District of Illinois office(Chicago).
  • Loyola Announces Launch of Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice

    Loyola University has officially launched the Interdisciplinary Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice. The center is a major initiative of the University, with a focus on its strategic five-year plan to promote social justice.
  • Guest speaker for a Cook County State's Attorney program

    Dr. Mike Vecchio, Assistant Professor, spoke on April 14, 2016, in Chicago's Morgan Park neighborhood as part of a community gang education course.
  • Dr. Don Stemen Appears on WBEZ to Discuss State's Attorney Race

    Dr. Don Stemen, Department Chair of Loyola’s Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, appeared on WBEZ’s Morning Shift program last week to discuss the Cook County State’s Attorney Race with WBEZ criminal justice reporter Patrick Smith and moderator Tony Sarabia.
  • CJC students attend Citizens Police Academy

    Students from Loyola's Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology participated in the Chicago Police Department's Citizen Policy Academy.
  • Profile

    Brenna Van Maren and Erin Norwood

    Brenna Van Maren and Erin Norwood testified before the Cook County Commission on women’s issues.
  • CJC graduate student Scott McWilliams honored

    Graduate student Scott McWilliams received the Volunteer of the Year award from the John Howard Association.
  • Alpha Phi Sigma partner with CPD

    Students in the National Criminal Justice Honor Society—Alpha Phi Sigma—coached and volunteered with CPD’s Youth Soccer Tournament, which promotes positive community relations within the residents of the 24th district.
  • The White Space, a talk by Dr. Elijah Anderson

    Dr. Elijah Anderson, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University, will discuss his most recent work in urban ethnography. April 7, 2015 from 4:15–6:15 p.m. Information Commons, 4th Floor.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alpha Phi Sigma Fundraiser at Felice's - February 7

    On February 7, Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, will be hosting a fundraiser at Felice's Roman Style Pizza (6441 N. Sheridan Rd).
  • Assistant Professor Don Stemen Receives Grant to Study Deferred Prosecution

    Dr. Stemen in collaboration with Christine George, Research Associate Professor at CURL, and John Orwat, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work received a grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Authority to evaluate the Cook County State's Attorney's Deferred Prosecution Program.
  • Criminal Justice Student Organization CeaseFire/Cure Violence Event

    March 11 | Maguire Hall, Rm 240 | 7 p.m. - The Loyola Criminal Justice Student Organization will host a discussion with Tio Hardiman, Director of Chicago CeaseFire/Cure Violence.
  • Profile

    Student Profile

    As the president of the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Student Organization, Morgan McGuirk is preparing for success after graduation.
  • Brain Matters: Neuroscience in Criminal Law and Policy Colloquium.

    On September 26, 2013 the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology will co-sponsor a colloquium that considers the increasing role of neuroscience in the criminal justice process.
  • Criminal Justice Student's Organization

    The Loyola Criminal Justice Students' Organization (CJO) is a great way to stay connected to other CJC students. Find out how to get involved!
  • Symposium: Jail Reform - Final Frontier for Correctional Reform

    May 2, 2:00-4:30pm - Corboy Law Center, Ceremonial Courtroom (10th Fl.). Featuring Dr. Michael Jacobson - former Director of the Vera Institute of Justice, former NYC Correction Commissioner, current Director of the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance.
  • CJC Alum appointed Director of Research and Evaluation for County Agency

    Jordan Boulger (Criminal Justice and Criminology BS '07 & MA '09 from Loyola) was recently appointed as the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Cook County Adult Probation Department.
  • Stateville Prison Tour

    Student members of the Loyola Criminal Justice Organization (CJO) visited Stateville Prison on October 28, 2014.
  • Photo Gallery

    Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology's Annual Reception

    This year's reception was held on April 11th in the Palm Court in Mundelein Hall for graduating seniors and graduate students.
  • Alpha Phi Sigma Students Volunteering

    Alpha Phi Sigma students volunteering in the neighborhood youth soccer program conducted by District 24 of the Chicago Police Department.
  • Photo Gallery

    CJC Professor Organized Reentry Event

    CJC Professor, Brandi Vigil, helped organize the Summit of Hope reentry event on March 24th in Rogers Park.
  • (Photo: Heather Eidson)

    Seeing crime in a new light

    Being the victim of an armed robbery can change someone's life forever. Just ask CJC Professor, Dr. Lurigio. READ MORE
  • Welcome back for the start of a new semester !

    The Department of Criminal Justice & Criminology is excited to welcome back its new and returning students for the 2018-2019 academic year.