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.

CLJ Research Clusters

– Intersectional Critical Criminology (Including Critical Theories of Race, Class, Gender, and Disability)
– Gender Based Violence and Sexual Assault
– Abolition and Alternatives to Incarceration
– Policing
– Surveillance Studies
– Re-entry & Community Supervision
– Carceral Studies/ Critical Prison Studies
– Courts and Law
– Qualitative Criminology
– Dimensions of Space and Place In Violence, Crime and Policing
– Crimmigration/ Migration/ Mobility
– Chicago-area focused research and partnerships

(For more research interests and topics of CLJ faculty see our Faculty page)

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