Welcome to the website for the Police Research Lab (PRL). The PRL is located in the Department  of Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The PRL’s Director is Dr. Craig Bennell, a Professor in the Department of Psychology.

The PRL provides an environment where researchers are able to examine a range of important issues in policing. Currently, researchers in the PRL conduct research in three primary areas: (1) police use of force, (2) the reliability, validity, and usefulness of psychologically-based investigative techniques, and (3) evidence-based policing.

Please look through our website. If you have any general comments about the site, have questions about the research we’re conducting, or would like to get involved in the PRL as a volunteer, student, or collaborator, please contact Craig directly.

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