Loyola University Chicago

Department of Psychology

Arthur Lurigio


Title: Professor and Faculty Scholar; Senior Associate Dean for Faculty (College of Arts and Sciences); Director, Center for the Advancement of Research, Training, and Education
Office: Cuneo Hall 4th Floor
Phone: 773.508.3503

Background Information
Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago (1984)
Research Interests
My research interests are broad and interdisciplinary. I was trained in both clinical and social psychology and expressions of those specialty areas appear in my publications, presentations, and grantsmanship. Except for a few notable exceptions, I have pursued my scholarship outside the laboratory and at the interface of psychology and criminal justice. I have applied my background in psychology to examine a wide variety of topics, including the emotional recovery of crime victims, crime-reporting behaviors, police officers' job satisfaction, risk assessment tools, probation officer's decision-making strategies, community crime prevention, and HIV prevention in jails. I have also performed numerous process and outcome evaluations of programs in the fields of criminal justice, mental health, and substance abuse. My current research agenda focuses on the nature and extent of mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders among correctional populations. In addition, I am now using research as a tool to improve the treatment of the mentally ill in the criminal justice system and to alleviate the problem of disproportionate minority confinement for drug crimes.

Select Publications
Lurigio, A. J., & Carroll, J. S. (1985). Probation officers' schemata of offenders: Content, development, and impact on treatment decisions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 48, 1112-1126.

Lurigio, A. J., & Lewis, D. A. (1987). The criminal mental patient: A descriptive analysis and suggestions for future research. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 14, 268-287.

Lurigio, A. J. (1989). Practitioners' views on AIDS in probation and detention. Federal Probation, 53, 16-24.

Lurigio, A. J., & Lewis, D. A. (1989). Worlds that fail: A longitudinal study of urban mental patients. Journal of Social Issues, 45, 79-90.

Lurigio, A. J., Davis, R. C., & Skogan, W. G. (Eds.). (1990). Victims of crime: Problems, programs, and policies. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Lurigio, A. J., & Stalans, L. J. (1990). Thinking more about how criminal justice decision-makers think. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 17, 260-267.

Lurigio, A. J., & Rosenbaum, D. P. (1991). The effects of mass media on crime prevention awareness, attitudes, and behavior: The case of Crime Stoppers. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 15, 82-105

Lurigio, A. J., Petraitis, J. M., & Johnson, B. R. (1992). Joining the front line against HIV: An education program for adult probationers. AIDS Education and Prevention, 4, 205-218.

Lurigio, A. J. (1993). Our evolving approach to treating the mentally ill. [Review of From the asylum to the community: Mental health policy in modern America]. The Annals, 526, 229-230.

Lurigio, A. J., Carroll, J. S., & Stalans, L. J. (1994). Understanding judges' sentencing decisions: Attributions of responsibility and story construction. In L. Heath, et al. (Eds.), Applications of heuristics and biases to social issues (pp. 91-115). New York: Plenum.

Lurigio, A. J., & Skogan, W. G. (1994).Winning the hearts and minds of police officers: An assessment of staff perceptions of community policing in Chicago. Crime and Delinquency, 40, 315-330.

Lurigio, A. J., & Swartz, J. (1994). Life at the interface: Issues in the implementation and evaluation of a multi-phased, multi-agency, jail-based treatment program. Evaluation and Program Planning, 17, 205-216.

Lewis, D. A., Lurigio, A. J., & others. (1994). The state mental patient and urban life: Moving in and out of the institution. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Davis, R. C., & Lurigio, A. J. (1996). Fighting back: Neighborhood antidrug strategies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Davis, R. C., Lurigio, A. J., & Taylor, B. (1996). Adjusting to criminal victimization: The correlates of postcrime distress. Violence and Victims, 11, 21-38.

Lurigio, A. J., Dantzker, M. L., Seng, M., & Sinecore, J. M. (1996). Criminal justice statistics: A practical approach. Newton, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Lurigio, A. J., & Martin, N. L. (1998). Casework practice with mentally ill probationers. In R. A. Wilkinson (Ed.), Best practices: Excellence in corrections (pp. 280-284). Lanham, MD: American Correctional Association.

Lurigio, A. J., & Skogan, W. G. (1998). Community policing in Chicago: Bringing officers on board. Police Quarterly, 1, 1-25.

Lurigio, A. J., & Swartz, J. A. (1999). The nexus between drugs and crime: Theory, research, and practice. Federal Probation, 63, 67-72.

Lurigio, A. J. (2000). Persons with serious mental illness in the criminal justice system: Background, prevalence, and principles of care. Criminal Justice Policy Review, 11, 312-328.

Swartz, J. A., Lurigio, A. J., & Goldstein, P. (2000). Severe mental illness and substance use disorders among former supplemental security income beneficiaries for drug addiction and alcoholism. Archives of General Psychiatry, 57, 701-707.

Lurigio, A. J., & Swartz, J. A. (2000). Changing the contours of the criminal justice system to meet the needs of persons with serious mental illness. In J. Horney (Ed.), NIJ 2000 Series: Policies, processes, and decisions of the criminal justice system (Vol. 3) (pp. 45-108). Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice.

Lurigio, A. J. (2001). Effective services for parolees with mental illnesses. Crime and Delinquency, 47, 446-461.

Lurigio, A. J., Cho, Y. I., Swartz, J. A., Johnson, T.P., Graf, I., & Pickup, L. (2003). Standardized assessment of substance-related, other psychiatric, and comorbid disorders among probationers. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 47,630-652.

Lurigio, A. J., Rollins, A., & Fallon, J. (2004). The effects of serious mental illness on offender re-entry: Recognizing and responding to the problem. Federal Probation, 68, 45-52.

Swartz, J. A., Lurigio, A. J., & Weiner, D. A. (2004). Correlates of HIV-risk behaviors among prison inmates: Implications for tailored AIDS prevention programming. Prison Journal, 84, 486-504.