The Illinois Academy of Criminology is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to stimulating the interest of its members and the public in a balanced study of Criminology and Criminal Justice; promoting scientific inquiry, research, and publication; and presenting the results of relevant studies and research by means of lectures, addresses, and publications.
Balanced Debate and Discussion
Academy programs feature panels of three to five expert guest speakers who work in the area of discussion or have knowledge of it from previous experience or special study. Administrators of correctional institutions, police departments, probation and parole systems, and private agencies in the field; practitioners at all levels in these organizations; and professors of criminal justice, sociology, social work and law are the most frequent participants.
Board of Directors
David Lincoln Ader
Deputy Chief CPD
Loyola University Chicago
Creasie Finney Hairston
Jane Addams College of Social Work
City Colleges of Chicago
LE & CJ Program Chair
Oakton Community College
Panels & Presentations
IAC events bring together professionals in the field to present on and discuss cutting edge issues in an effort to keep practitioners up-to-date and informed.
A few topics from recent events include:
The Cutting Edge of Mental Health and Criminal Justice
American Jails: On the Frontier of Reform
Tragic, But Not Random: Network Analysis of Gun Violence