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Graduate Studies

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Welcome to the Graduate program in Criminology, Law, and Justice at the University of Illinois at Chicago. With faculty and students engaged with the most vital intellectual issues facing Criminology, Law, and Justice today and inspired by the challenges of teaching in a large and diverse public university, 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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For a comprehensive outline of program requirements, departmental deadlines, graduate student resources, and more, view our handbook here.

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For more research interests and topics of CLJ faculty, please see our Faculty page.
Intersectional Critical Criminology (Including Critical Theories of Race, Class, Gender, and Disability) Carceral Studies/ Critical Prison Studies
Gender Based Violence and Sexual Assault Courts and Law
Abolition and Alternatives to Incarceration Qualitative Criminology
Policing Dimensions of Space and Place In Violence, Crime and Policing
Surveillance Studies Crimmigration/ Migration/ Mobility
Re-entry & Community Supervision Chicago-area focused research and partnerships

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