Your browser is unsupported

We recommend using the latest version of IE11, Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari.

News & Newsletters

CLJ Newsletters

- 12.06.2021

- 11.15.2021

- 11.01.2021

- 10.18.2021

- 10.04.2021

Shield Illinois Virtual Job Fair

Job Fair Dates: 9.14.2021 to 9.17.2021 Please see the attached flyer for more information and links on the job fair.  

UIC CLJ Prof. Liat Ben-Moshe and UIC Prof. Patricia O’Brie Interviewed in Ms. Magazine Article on the History and Misconceptions of the Deinstitutionalization of Mental Hospitals, the Effects of COVID-19 on Incarcerated Individuals, and Alternatives to Incarceration

“One of the reasons why there are many people with mental health issues in prisons is not because of deinstitutionalization or because such people belong in psychiatric hospitals…” To read the full article…

CLJ Prof. Ben-Moshe Featured on Podcast, "Death Panel"

“We’re joined by Liat Ben-Moshe to discuss the largest instance of carceral abolition in modern American history: the closure, in the 20th century, of disability institutions and psychiatric hospitals.” To read/listen to the…

Special Congrats to Two UIC CLJ Grad Students

Congratulations to Erin O’Callaghan on passing her dissertation proposal defense! Congratulations to Veronica Shepp on passing the departmental preliminary exams!

CLJ Professor Susila Gurusami Wins the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award

Professor Susila Gurusami has won the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award from American Sociological Association’s Section on Racial and Ethnic Minorities. She has also received an honorable mention from ASA’s Family Section for her…

Special Congratulations to UIC CLJ's Kayla Martensen & Alex Davis

Congratulations to Kayla Martensen on the new and timely article, “Review of Carceral State Studies and Application” in Sociology Compass ( and to Alex Davis who has accepted an offer to join the faculty…

Update on UIC May 2020 Commencement

“While the May commencement ceremonies have been postponed, we remain eager to celebrate this momentous occasion with our graduates. On May 16, UIC will host virtual ceremonies for individual colleges via The…

series schedule flyer

Upcoming Speaker Series Co-Hosted by the UIC CLJ Department

Communities of color in Chicago are building powerful social movements and inspiring transformative justice projects to resist criminalization, deportation, and surveillance by the Chicago police, federal immigration authorities, and national security agencies. This…

CLJ Professor David Dr. Stovall Featured in Chicago Tribune

“When University of Illinois at Chicago professor Dave Stovall heard about the NFL making a donation to a Chicago nonprofit that helps young boys in Englewood, he had his reservations. As a professor of African…

flyer for thuma's talk

"All Our Trials": A Talk by Dr. Emily Thuma

During the 1970s, grassroots women activists in and outside of prison forged a radical politics against gender violence and incarceration. All Our Trials explores the work of these activists who placed criminalized women,…

Building Global Resistance - Upcoming Panel Discussion

Join the Social Justice Initiative, Witness for Peace, and La Voz de los de Abajo with Gaspar Sanchez in a panel discussion about the importance of land in local and global struggles against racism, sexist violence, colonialism, and displacement. 

CLJ's Chico Tillman is one of Ford's 2017 Men of Courage.

The CLJ Department is proud to announce that Criminology PhD student Chico Tillman is one of Ford’s 2017 Men of Courage award recipients. The honor amplifies the accomplishments of African American men with…

UIC Great Cities Institute cited in USA Today.

A USA Today story about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s newly announced plan to reduce Chicago violence cites findings from a January 2016 UIC Great Cities Institute report on youth joblessness in Chicago.

Associated Press Story Quotes CLJ Faculty

Associate Professor of social work, Amy Watson, was quoted in an article about the Justice Department’s findings regarding police treatment of people with a mental illness. The article was published by the Associated Press…

2015 CLJ Open House a Success

The Annual Open House on November 4, 2015 held at the Department of Criminology, Law, and Justice was a huge success!  Four panel discussions included a variety of professionals and alumni who work…

CLJ Professor's Research and Book Featured in UIC News.

UIC professor John Hagedorn’s research and new book connects the mafia in Chicago with street gangs and explores the history of gangs and violence. See the story featured in UIC news.

In memorium

Dr. Richard H. Ward, Associate Vice President for Special Programs and Sponsored Research at the University of New Haven, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 17th. Dr. Ward served as Associate Chancellor for…

Crain’s Chicago Business Interviews LAS Professor Beth Richie

Crain’s Chicago Business interviewed Beth Richie, director of the UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, about her appointment to a National Football League expert panel addressing issues of domestic violence and sexual…

UIC News: LAS Policy Expert Named to NFL’s Violence Panel

Beth Richie, director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been named a senior adviser to the National Football League’s policy group addressing domestic violence and…

LAS Student, UIC Flames Soccer Star Profiled on

LAS student and UIC Flames soccer star, Jesus Torres, is profiled in a new article on Chicago. The feature details Torres’s journey to the United States across the US/Mexico border and his lifelong passion…

CBS 2 Chicago News Interviews LAS Professor Dennis Rosenbaum

In an interview with CBS 2 Chicago, Dennis Rosenbaum, UIC professor of criminology, law and justice, says that despite the recent media coverage of Chicago violence that crime rates in the city have decreased…

Criminology Professor Interviewed in Fox News Report

Comments by Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice Dennis Rosenbaum are part of a recent Fox News Channel report on the decrease in homicide rates in many major cities during 2013.Watch the report here.

NPR Quotes Criminology Professor in News Report

UIC Professor Dennis Rosenbaum, of the Department of Criminology, Law and Justice, is interviewed as part of an NPR report on the 2013 drop in homicide rates in major cities across the United States. Listen to…

Professor of CLJ Featured in MSN Article

In a MSN Real Estate article on the qualities of strong neighborhoods, Dennis Rosenbaum, UIC professor of criminology, law and justice, addresses the community’s role in preventing crime.