CCJ Research

Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice

The following research briefs and reports have been produced or supported by the Center and the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology.

Trends and Characteristics of Youth Admitted to the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, 1993-2013

Examination of the Kendall County Youth Education Class

An Examination of Admissions, Discharges & the Population of the Cook County Jail, 2012

A Profile of Women Released Into Cook County Communities from Jail and Prison, 2012

Issue Brief: Emerging Adults & the Illinois Criminal Justice System

 

Illinois Criminal Justice Data Guide

Illinois Juvenile Justice Data Guide

National Scan of Emerging Adults Policy, Practice and Programs

This document provides information on policies, programs and services dedicated and/or available to emerging adults - generally defined as 18-25 years olds or a subset thereof - in contact with criminal justice systems across United States.

 

Applied Crime and Justice Research: Focus on Women in Prison

Overall Arrests in Illinois, by Gender
This brief describes custodial arrest patterns and trends for men and women arrested in Illinois between 2005 and 2017.

Property Crime Arrests in Illinois, by Gender (December 2017)
This brief describes custodial arrest patterns and trends for men and women who were arrested for property crimes in Illinois between 2005 and 2017.

Weapon Arrests in Illinois, by Gender
This brief describes custodial arrest patterns and trends for men and women who were arrested for the illegal possession of weapons (primarily firearms) in Illinois between 2005 and 2017.

Drug Offense Arrests in Illinois, by Gender
This brief describes custodial arrest patterns and trends for men and women arrested for drug-law violations in Illinois between 2005 and 2017.

Violent Crime Arrests in Illinois, by Gender
This brief describes custodial arrest patterns and trends for men and women who were arrested for violent crimes in Illinois between 2005 and 2017.


Applied Criminal Justice Research: Rockford Focused Deterrence Intervention 

Loyola's CCJ is conducting a process and impact evaluation of the Focused Deterrence project being carried out in Rockford, Illinois, which involves not only the Rockford Police Department but also numerous county, state and federal justice agencies and a variety of social service providers in Winnebago County, Illinois.

Crime Perception Survey Results, 2017

This report describes findings from a survey conducted in 2017 that gauged citizens' perceptions of crime and disorder in Rockford, what they say as appropriate responses to violent crime and those who commit violent crime, as well as their perceptions of the Rockford Police Department and the Winnebago County Court system.

Crime Perception Survey Results, 2019

This report describes findings from a follow-up survey conducted in 2019 that gauged citizens' perceptions of crime and disorder in Rockford, what they saw as appropriate responses to violent crime and those who commit violent crime, as well as their perceptions of the Rockford Police Department and the Winnebago Count Court system.

Comparison of Crime Perception Survey Responses, 2017 to 2019

This Research Brief provides a comparison of the responses between the 2017 and 2019 surveys to determine perceptions of specific crime issues and justice agency performance have changed. 

Rockford Police Officer Survey, September 2019

This report describes findings from a survey of Rockford police officers to better understand their perceptions of how they are treated within their organization and their interactions with community members.