Features Archive

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    Criminal Justice Students’ Organization Completes Service Project

    This past December, undergraduate and graduate students helped distribute food from the Greater Chicago Food Depository to the needy at Our Lady of the Angels Mission.
  • Professor David Olson Reappointed to Executive Committee of the JRSA

    Dr. Olson was reappointed to a second term on the Executive Committee of the JRSA – a national nonprofit organization of state Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) directors, and other researchers and practitioners throughout government, academia, and criminal justice organizations.
  • Criminal Justice Students Visit Correctional Facility

    Undergraduate and graduate students involved in the Loyola University Criminal Justice students’ Organization (CJO) recently visited the Dwight Correctional Facility, a women’s prison in rural Illinois.
  • 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).
  • Associate Professor Robert Lombardo Publishes Second Book

    Dr. Lombardo has a new book coming out – Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia – which examines the emergence and continuation of organized crime in Chicago
  • 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.
  • Prof. Deborah Baskin Appointed to Editorial Board of Women and Criminal Justice

    Professor Deborah Baskin was appointed to the editorial board of the journal Women and Criminal Justice for 2013. Women and Criminal Justice is the only journal devoted specifically to scholarly interdisciplinary and international research on all concerns related to women and criminal justice.
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    Alpha Phi Sigma Inducts New Members

    The Loyola chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honors Society, recently inducted new members into the organization at its annual Induction Ceremony on January 20.
  • Professor Loretta Stalans Appointed to Editorial Board of Law and Human Behavior

    Professor Loretta Stalans was appointed to the editorial board for the journal Law and Human Behavior for 2013. Law and Human Behavior is the official journal of the Division on Psychology and Law of the American Psychological Association.
  • Associate Professor Robert Lombardo on Chicago Tonight

    Watch Dr. Lombardo discuss his new book – Organized Crime in Chicago: Beyond the Mafia.
  • 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.
  • Professor Loretta Stalans Appointed to NIJ Review Panel for VAWA

    Professor Loretta Stalans was appointed to serve a three year term as a scientist on the Scientific Grant Review Panel for the National Institute of Justice Violence Against Women section. The panel consists of twelve scientists and four practitioners who review applications for funding of research related to violence against women.
  • Indignities of Order Maintenance: Children, Law, and the Police

    April 11, the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology will co-sponsor a juvenile justice colloquium examining how interactions with police shape juveniles' understandings of the law.
  • Professor Gipsy Escobar to Present at International Conference

    Assistant Professor Gipsy Escobar will present at the annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy in Bogota, Colombia, May 15-17. Professor Escobar will present her paper, "Understanding the Long-Term Effect of the Demobilization and Extradition of Narco-Paramilitaries on Violence in Colombia."
  • CJC Charity Drive for Free the Girls

    The Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology will be collecting used bras to donate to Free the Girls, an international organization that supports former victims of the sex trade in Africa.
  • Profile

    Accepted to PhD Program at UC - Irvine

    Michelle Mioduszewski (MA '13, Criminal Justice and Criminology) has been accepted into the PhD program in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine.
  • CJC Student Award Winners!

    Congratulations to the criminal justice and criminology majors who won department academic awards this year: Britt Logan, Alessandra Sienra-Canas, Jordan Rogers, Maria Sanchez, Tyler Geldernick, Michael Greene, Heather Akram, Joanna Wasilewski, Daniel Grand, Mathew Schular.
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    Student Profile

    As the president of the Undergraduate Criminal Justice Student Organization, Morgan McGuirk is preparing for success after graduation.
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    Student Profile

    As a junior in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Holly Builan has already landed a job in the U.S. Attorney's Office.
  • 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.
  • Prof. David Olson & Graduate Student Koert Huddle Examine Cook County Jail Exits

    Criminal Justice and Criminology Professor David Olson and Graduate Research Assistant Koert Huddle published a research bulletin examining the characteristics of individuals processed through the Cook County Jail in 2012. This work is part of a research partnership between Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's Office and Loyola University Chicago.
  • Defending Gideon

    In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, The Constitution Project produced a video documenting the case and its impact on the American criminal justice system.
  • The Legacy of Gideon v. Wainwright

    This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, in which the Supreme Court unanimously held that defendants facing serious criminal charges have a right to counsel at state expense if they cannot afford one. Check out the Department of Justice's website with links to scholarly discussions about the legacy of Gideon.
  • 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!
  • Assistant Professor Gipsy Escobar Receives Grant to Study Gender Differences in School Discipline

    Dr. Escobar, in collaboration with Dr. Pamela Fenning, Professor in the School of Education, received an Loyola's Multi-Disciplinary Grant to study the effects of discipline referrals during the freshman year in high school on undesirable outcomes.
  • Assistant Professor Gipsy Escobar Receives Award for Research on Homicides in Colombia

    The Homicide Research Working Group awarded Dr. Escobar the 2013 Richard Block Award which recognizes outstanding research on homicide and lethal violence.
  • CJC Faculty and Students Conduct Research to Inform CJ Policy

    Criminal Justice and Criminology faculty Drs. Olson and Stemen, along with graduate students Sema Taheri and Michelle Mioduszewski, conducted a study examining felony probation in Illinois, which was recently published by the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council. The project was a collaborative effort between the research team, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and the Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council. Sema and Michelle both completed their MA at Loyola and are now enrolled in doctoral programs at Northeastern University and the University of California-Irvine, respectively.
  • 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.

CJO Event: A Presentation by Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart

Sheriff Tom Dart Presentation

The Criminal Justice Student Organization will be hosting a presentation by Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart.  Sheriff Dart will discuss the intersection of mental illness/lack of treatment in jails and the overcrowding problems in the Cook County Jail.  The issues of mental health and jails were recently addressed in a New York Times article describing the Cook County Jail as "the largest mental health center in America."  As the article notes, in the United States, more than three times as many mentally ill people are housed in prisons and jails than are housed in hospitals; while incarcerated, mentally ill inmates are more likely to be victimized and are more likely to be punished for disciplinary problems.

Please join the CJO in what promises to be an informative presentation about the challenges faced by Sheriff Dart and his staff in administering the Cook County Jail.  The presentation will be:

Thursday February 20 at 5PM

Loyola University
Lewis Tower
111 E. Pearson
Beane Hall Room 1300