Jack Kitaeff

Jack Kitaeff

Jack Kitaeff

Adjunct Faculty

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

Dr. Jack Kitaeff is a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia specializing in police and forensic psychology. 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 1984 to the present, Dr. Kitaeff has been the consulting police psychologist to numerous law enforcement agencies in the northern Virginia area.  He is also an independent psychological examiner with the Fairfax County Community Services Board. 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.  He teaches courses in both psychology and law.

Current Research

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

Selected Publications

Kitaeff, J., ed. [in progress] Police Impersonators. Amityville, NY: Baywood.

Kitaeff J., ed. [in progress]. 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


J.D., George Mason University School of Law

Ph.D., University of Mississippi

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

B.A., Brooklyn College