The 21st Show

IL Gun Law Implementation and Enforcement


Every day, more people are shot across Illinois, not only in Chicago, but also in Rockford, Peoria, Springfield and Champaign. A new report by the Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy, and Practice at Loyola University Chicago looks at the ways past policy responses have been enforced in Illinois. The report looked at people convicted of the felony “illegal possession of a firearm” — and examined trends in how they’re sentenced.

The 21st was joined by the Co-Director of the report and Illinois Justice Project's Executive Director to hear more about gun violence in Illinois.


David E. Olson
Ph.D., Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. Co-Director, Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice at Loyola University Chicago

Garien Gatewood
Executive Director for the Illinois Justice Project


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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