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IAC Feature

The Illinois Academy of Criminology and The Joeseph Loundy Human Rights Project present Front End Strategies for Criminal Justice Reform. Hosted by Roosevelt University Chicago. The presenters include Jac Charlier Executive Director TASC Center for Health and Justice Creating treatment alternatives for mentally ill and addicted offenders. Sharlyn Grace Chicago Community Bond Fund Providing alternatives to cash bail. Ben Ruddell Director, Criminal Justice Policy, ACLU of Illinois Reducing penalties for certain drug offenses.

Recent News

Monitoring Stop and Frisk

April 02, 2018

Presenting their paper entitled " The ACLU Effect, " researchers from the University of Utah detail their findings tying the requirement instituted in 2016 that CPD officers fill in detailed reports on each Terry stop that they make to a sizable spike in gun fatalities.


September 02, 2017

Three members of the Illinois Academy of Criminology discuss their books covering over 150 years of gangs in Chicago.

Cook County Board President Awards Essay Finalists

September 15, 2017

The winners of IAC's essay contest on police-community relations presented their essays and fielded questions last week. See Here for Toni Preckwinkle's tweet and the YouTube video you can watch right here.

IAC member Roger Bay recognized for police-community relations. ​​

August 18, 2017

"Captain Roger Bay, of Chicago's 11th Police District, is a dedicated and committed member of the West Humboldt Park community. He embodies the concept of community policing by getting to know and creating partnerships with other individuals and groups striving to create positive change in the community. Captain Bay brings a passion for solving problems and facilitating collaboration to his work as Beat Team Captain for all of the 11th District CAPS Beat Facilitators. On top of his duties as an officer, Captain Bay also serves on the Kells Park Advisory Council and regularly attends Block Club Network meetings, participated in the Polaris Charter School Peace Keepers project and works with the Chicago Avenue Revitalization Task Force. Even on his days off, he can be found working in the community to help affect positive change. Captain Bay truly goes above and beyond in his service to the West Humboldt Park community." - NHS Chicago

Essay Contest Entries

April 15, 2017

IAC requested essays from community college students from March 15- April 15. The topic was reducing violence and improving police-community relations. The winners will receive a small cash prize and the opportunity to present their work to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

Essay Contest Begins

January 15, 2017

Essay contest opens! 

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