PSYC 5800 R - Police Psychology

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The evaluation for this course does not include formal seated exams, so no distance proctoring arrangements are required.

The topics of this course will vary from year to year, and will be announced in advance of the registration period. This term: Police Psychology.

CRN for section R: 34917

Instructor: Craig Bennell

Craig Bennell

About the instructor: Craig Bennell received his B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Alberta (Canada) and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Liverpool (UK). Craig is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University with a cross-appointment to the School of Linguistics and Language Studies. He is the Director of Carleton’s Police Research Lab and a member of the Forensic Psychology Research Centre. He is a previous President of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology and a previous Editor of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. He is also a founding member of the Crime Linkage International Network based out of Birmingham, UK, and a collaborator with the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing. Together with a great group of graduate and honours students, Craig studies three primary issues: (1) police use of force, (2) the reliability, validity, and usefulness of psychologically-based investigative techniques, and (3) evidence-based policing. Craig is a co-author of two undergraduate textbooks, Forensic Psychology and Psychology Criminal Behaviour: A Canadian Perspective. Craig has received numerous awards for his teaching and research.

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