Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

Martin Luther King, Jr

Welcome to UIC Criminology, Law, & Justice

The Department of Criminology, Law and Justice at UIC is an interdisciplinary Master, Ph.D. and undergraduate program at Chicago’s only urban, public research university.  The Department is a thriving academic community of scholars, teachers and students who are dedicated to all forms of academic inquiry under the broad umbrella of criminology, law and society, and the study of justice. The members of our faculty, who are well-published scholars in their fields, mentor students to critically examine various justice concerns while adhering to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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The UIC Criminology, Law, and Justice degree program prepares graduates for a broad range of professional roles in the criminal justice system while also serving as entry to graduate programs of criminal justice and other related fields.

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The UIC Criminology, Law and Justice Department offers a truly unique opportunity for graduate study. We seek to provide a stimulating atmosphere for scholarly debates, research initiatives, and pedagogical investigations.

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