Psychology Professor Art Lurigio works as a psychologist to help deal with the aftermath of crime. He draws from his own experience as a robbery victim when he was in college. Photographed June 22, 2017 for Loyola Magazine (Photo: Heather Eidson)

Arthur J. Lurigio, Ph.D., a psychologist, is Senior Associate Dean for Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology and of Psychology at Loyola University Chicago (LUC). He is also a member of the Graduate Faculty and was formerly the Director of the Center for the Advancement of Research, Training, and Education at LUC. In 2003, Dr. Lurigio was named a faculty scholar, the highest honor bestowed on senior faculty at LUC. In 2013, he was named a Master Researcher by the College of Arts and Sciences at LUC in recognition of continued scholarly productivity. In praise of his overall outstanding contributions to research to practices in the fields of psychology and criminal justice, Dr. Lurigio was conferred the University of Cincinnati Award in 1996, the Hans W. Mattick Award in 2003, the Champion for Recovery Award: Excellence in Research Award in 2009, the University of Illinois: Distinguished Contributions to Criminal Justice Research and Practice Award in 2010, and the American Psychological Association Distinguished Career Award in 2010. He was formerly the vice president and later the president of the Illinois Academy of Criminology.

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Lurigio served as the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Cook County (Chicago) Adult Probation Department. In that capacity, he helped launch the country’s first specialized unit for adult probationers with mental illness. Since its inception more than four decades ago, the program has successfully case-managed thousands of people with serious mental illness on community supervision. More recently, Dr. Lurigio was instrumental in designing the Cook County Mental Health Court, one of the few supervising an exclusive caseload of prison-bound felony probationers. He was also a member of a cadre of researchers evaluating the Chicago Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team for the mentally ill. He was the principal investigator on a study of the Cook County Juvenile Court Clinic, which evaluates youth for mental health problems.

Dr. Lurigio's research has focused primarily on the areas of offender substance use disorders, opioid addiction, drug treatment services, non-suicidal self-injury, mental disorders and crime, community corrections, police-community relations, criminal victimization, and victim services. His groundbreaking research on jail-based drug treatment was praised by the Office of National Drug Control Policy for its innovativeness and relevance to practice. Dr. Lurigio has published hundreds of books, book chapters, and journal articles and has presented many professional papers and lectures on various topics.