Psychology & Law Research Interests

For General Information

 Ph.D. Program in Psychology
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 West 59th Street, Room 10.65.34
New York, NY 10019


For Application, Admission and Registration Information:

The Graduate Center
Office of Admissions, Room 7201
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Telephone: 212.817.7470

Scholarly activity in this track focuses on the following topics:
(click on topics for lists of publications, etc.)

Psychology of the Trial Process
The emphasis is on applying psychological methods and theory to improve the process by which the police and court system handles individuals detained, arrested, and tried for crimes

Deception, interrogations, confessions   
Scientific evidence & expert testimony

Psychology of Social Issues and Social Justice
The methods and issues here focus on field research and survey research studying naturally occurring processes in real-world settings. The emphasis is on using psychology to address social injustices and related social issues.

Assessment, measurement & program evaluation
Discrimination, diversity & culture
Law, policy & social justice

Psychology of Intra- and Interpersonal Processes Related to Criminal Justice
The emphasis is on psychological process at the nexus between intra-personal processes and interpersonal processes that affect social behavior related to criminal justice.

Attitudes, social influence/cognition
Child & family & community
Developmental processes
Interpersonal violence: Victims and offenders 
Policing and investigation