Todd Belcore, lead attorney with the Sergeant Shriver Center on Poverty Law, a social justice group, said he’s not surprised conservatives at the Illinois Policy Institute agree too many people are being jailed too long for the wrong reasons.
The Republican governor announced his appointments on Tuesday. They include experts from nonprofits, academia and law enforcement as well as lawmakers.
Saying he wants the state to do more to keep people out of prison, Gov. Bruce Rauner has formed a commission to study possible changes to the state’s criminal justice system.
Running a successful business entails everything from marketing to finance, which can be a great foundation for careers in a number of other fields.
For those looking to go into the field of criminal justice, advanced education opens many doors.
Eric Thompson of College of DuPage leveraged training and education to achieve continuous career advancement.
Some may think that getting a Criminal Justice degree is frivolous when hoping to obtain a career in law enforcement.
A common misconception for many people seeking a career as a police officer is that there is a bare minimum in terms of educational requirements.
The head of the Cook County Board says she’s working to address some of the racial inequities in the County’s criminal justice system.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who has publicly labeled the nation’s War on Drugs a failure, is now trying to turn the situation into something useful.
Officials in both Illinois and Indiana are taking another look at the death penalty.