Jack Kitaeff

Jack Kitaeff

Jack Kitaeff

Adjunct Faculty

Criminal Psychology, police and forensic psychology, psychological screening, psychology and law

Dr. Jack Kitaeff is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  He is also an attorney.  After completing a clinical psychology internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he served as a psychologist and Major in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.  He became the first police psychologist for the Arlington County Police Department, where he established a pre-employment psychological screening program for police applicants. 

From 1983 to 2016, Dr. Kitaeff was the consulting police psychologist to numerous law enforcement agencies in the northern Virginia area.  He is presently in private practice in Fairfax, Virginia.  Dr. Kitaeff is a Diplomate in Police Psychology in the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, a member of the American Psychological Association and the American Bar Association, and a Fellow in the American College of Legal Medicine.  

Current Research

Police and forensic psychology, PTSD, the intersection of law and psychology

Selected Publications

Kitaeff, [in progress for November 2021]. Applied Criminal Psychology. San Diego, CA: Cognella 

Kitaeff J., ed. (2019). Handbook of Police Psychology, Volume 2. New York, NY: Routledge.

Kitaeff, J., ed.  (2012).  Handbook of Police Psychology.  New York, NY: Routledge

Kitaeff, J.  (2010).  Forensic Psychology.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Kitaeff, J., ed.  (2007).  Malingering, Lies, and Junk Science in the Courtroom.  Youngstown, NY: Cambria Press.

Kitaeff, J.  (2006).  Jews in Blue.  Youngstown, NY:  Cambria Press.

Kitaeff, J., ed. (2006).  Selected Readings in Forensic Psychology.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Courses Taught

CRIM 400 Applied Criminal Psychology

CRIM 490 Police Psychology


JD    Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University 

PhD  University of Mississippi

M.S., State University of New York at Cortland

B.A., Brooklyn College