Psychology of Crime Minor

The Psychology of Crime minor is a multidisciplinary partnership between the Criminal Justice and Criminology (CJC), Psychology (PSY), and Social Work (SWK) Departments with a focus on the intersection of psychology and the criminal justice system. The skills and knowledge gained from this minor will benefit students pursuing careers in the criminal justice profession including police/law enforcement, courts/law, and corrections/supervision as well as social work, juvenile justice, public health, and human services. Central to the minor is understanding the impact of mental illness as it relates to individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Courses provide students with a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of forensic psychology, legal psychology, correctional psychology, and psychopathology.

This minor is open to all Salve Regina University students regardless of major and is comprised of 18 credits.

Required Courses
CJC-254The Law and Psychology3
CJC/PSY-352Introduction to Forensic Psychology3
CJC/PSY-356Psychology of Crime and Victimization3
Elective Courses
Choose one of the following courses:3
Adult Development and Aging
Psychology of Prejudice
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Human Behavior and Diversity I
Choose one of the following courses:3
Punishment and Treatment of Juvenile Offenders
Psychological Diagnoses & Sociocultural Contexts
Working with Children and Youth
Working with Families
Working with Individuals and Families With Substance Related Issues
Trauma and Intervention
Total Credits18


  • Criminal Justice and Criminology majors may have only 2 overlap courses with their CJC major.
  • Psychology majors may have only 2 overlap courses with their PSY major.
  • Social Work majors may have only 2 overlap courses with their SWK major.