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Aaron Gottlieb, PhD

Assistant Professor


Building & Room:

4042 ETMSW

Office Phone:

(312) 996-0409


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

Selected Publications


Gottlieb, A. & Wilson, R. (2019). The effect of direct and vicarious police contact on the educational achievement of urban teens. Children and Youth Services Review. 103, 190-199.

Gottlieb, Aaron & Mahabir, M. (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


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

Professional Memberships

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

Research Currently in Progress

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