John Jay College of Criminal Justice

July 5, 2014 – 12:37 pm
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The forensic psychology major is designed for students who are interested in the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system. The program offers training in psychological theory, research methods, and the application of psychological principles tospecific areas in the legal system. The major provides an interdisciplinary background appropriate for students who intend to pursue careers in psychology, social work, law enforcement, or other criminal justice professions. (Prerequisites, Admissions Information)
Faculty Advisor: Professor Daryl Wout

Qualified undergraduate students may enter the B.A./M.A. Program and thereby graduate with both a bachelor's and a master's degree in forensic psychology. (General Information)
Director: Professor Chitra Raghavan

The Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology is designed to train practitioners to provide psychological services to, and within, the criminal and civil justice systems as well as to prepare students for doctoral study in psychology. The 42-credit curriculum focuses on the understanding, evaluation, and treatment of both offenders and victims. This course of study explores the role of psychology in the legal system, in criminal behavior, in the treatment of substance and alcohol abuse, and in terrorism. Through the curriculum, students are provided with an advanced understanding of psychological development and psychopathology, personality assessment, psychotherapeutic techniques, and research methods. For more information, go to FAQ.
(Degree Requirements, Admissions Information)
Program Director: Professor Diana Falkenbach

This Program, developed within the Psychology Department, has been approved by New York State as a "license eligible" academic program. It satisfies the state's educational requirements leadings toward professional licensure as a Mental Health Counselor, with a specialization in forensics. It develops skills in interviewing, counseling, and assessment, based upon established principles and research regarding human development, personality, psychopathology, and counseling. Students will be uniquely prepared to work towards licensure as counselors in prisons, juvenile detention centers, probation and parole agencies, and social service agencies that counsel and assess adolescents and adults at risk for criminal behavior. The program offers research opportunities for those students interested in pursuing doctoral education; as well as related courses leading to a certificate as a Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC). The degree requires 60 credits. For more information, see the FAQ section. (Admissions)


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  • avatar What is the top college for criminal psychology? | Yahoo Answers
    • I don't know about a top school, but in NYC (where I live) everyone goes to John Jay College of Criminal Justice and studies Forensic Psychology. They offer both a B.A. and M.A. in it. They are a part of CUNY so they are affordable, I think around $2,500 a semester. You should definitely check it out, they are a very good school!