Welcome to the Forensic Psychology Research Centre!

The Forensic Psychology Research Centre (FPRC) is located at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Our aim is to serve as a central hub for advancing and promoting forensic psychology research and practice.

The research themes covered include:

Police and Legal Psychology

  • Investigative interviewing
    Use of force and de-escalation
    Eyewitness testimony
    Legal rights
    Jury decision making

Correctional Psychology

  • Risk factors for the onset and maintenance of offending
  • Risk tools
  • Treatment
  • Correctional programing

The FPRC has the following goals:

Progress theoretical and applied research by providing connections, expertise, and funding



Mobilize the knowledge generated by members to impact everyday Canadians through connections with industry and knowledge translation activities


Develop and support the next generations of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.




If you have questions or comments that you would like to share with us, we would be happy to hear from you.