Loyola University Chicago

Psychology of Crime & Justice Minor

Program Goals

Upon completion of the minor in the Psychology of Crime and Justice, students will:

  • exhibit foundational knowledge in the field of psychology and law;
  • recognize how empirically-based research has improved the legal system, and has future applications to improve the legal system;
  • understand how professionals in the legal system and treatment fields interact, assist, and hinder persons who belong to marginalized and vulnerable groups;
  • appreciate the possible graduate school options and career pathways at the intersection of the psychology and law field.

This minor is derived from the Psychology and Law field of the American Psychology Association (Division 41), and also conceptually aligns with the Forensic Social Work field.