Loyola University Chicago

Center for Criminal Justice


The Center for Criminal Justice brings a social science and social justice approach to understanding issues of crime and justice. The Center works closely with government partners to address real-world problems in the criminal justice system, equipped with knowledge about the causes of criminal behavior, formal responses to crime, and the consequences of crime and the criminal justice system on people’s lives – and a dedication to ensuring social justice in the criminal justice system. Over the past six years, the Center has illustrated the necessity, feasibility, and impact of a University center focused on criminal justice research and policy evaluation. Since its inception, the Center has secured nearly $7 million in external funding to facilitate research partnerships and collaborations with more than 100 governmental, non-profit, and advocacy organizations.

To learn more about the Center's work, visit our project pages at loyolaccj.org.