Aaron Gottlieb

Aaron Gottlieb

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Assistant Professor

Email: agott19@uic.edu
Phone: (312) 996-0409
Room: 4042 ETMSW


BA, Syracuse University
MS, Columbia University
PhD, Princeton University

Professional Interests:

Promoting effective and just criminal justice reform
Promoting effective and just policies to reduce poverty

Teaching Experience:

Socw 420: Policy 1
SocW 531: Policy II Organization and Community Practice
Socw 593: Social Stats and Data Analysis


The causes of criminal justice involvement, the consequences of criminal justice involvement, policy approaches to reducing criminal justice involvement and its consequences


Gottlieb, Aaron and Mahabir, Melissa (2019). The Effect of Multiple Types of Intimate Partner Violence on Maternal Criminal Justice Involvement. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. DOI: 10.1177/0886260518820705

Gottlieb, Aaron and Moose, Jessica W. (2018). The Effect of Eviction on Maternal Criminal Justice Involvement. Socius. 4 (1): 1-12.

McLeod, B. A., & Gottlieb, A. (2018). Examining the relationship between child support arrears and incarceration among low-income nonresident fathers. Children and Youth Services Review. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.09.022

Aaron Gottlieb & Naomi F. Sugie (2018) Marriage, Cohabitation, and Crime: Differentiating Associations by Partnership Stage, Justice Quarterly, DOI: 10.1080/07418825.2018.1445275

Gottlieb, Aaron. (2017). The Effect of Message Frames on Public Attitudes Toward Criminal Justice Reform for Nonviolent Offenses. Crime & Delinquency, 63, 636-656.

Gottlieb, A. (2017). Incarceration and Relative Poverty in Cross-National Perspective: The Moderating Role of Female Employment Rates and Welfare State Generosity. Social Service Review.

Gottlieb, Aaron. (2016). Household Incarceration in Early Adolescence and the Risk of Premarital First Birth. Children and Youth Services Review, 61, 126-134.

Gottlieb, Aaron, Pilkauskas, Natasha V., & Garfinkel, Irwin. (2014). Private Financial Transfers, Family Income, and the Great Recession.  Journal of Marriage and Family, 76(5), 1011-1024.

Gottlieb, Aaron, Myhill, William N, & Blanck, Peter. 2010. Employment of People with Disabilities. In: JH Stone, M Blouin, editors. International Encyclopedia of Rehabilitation.

Editorial Reviews:

American Journal of Sociology
Children and Youth Services Review
Journal of Marriage and Family
Sociology Compass

Professional Affiliations:

Society of Social Work Research
American Society of Criminology
Society for the Study of Social Problems
American Sociological Association
Population Association of America