• Craig Bennell

Craig Bennell

Member Information

Name: Craig Bennell

Role:  Associate Member

Qualifications: PhD

Affiliation & Position: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Carleton University

Link: Publications

Email: [email protected]


Craig Bennell is the Director of the Police Research Lab. Craig received his B.Sc. from the University of Alberta (Canada) and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool (UK), where he studied under the supervision of Professor David Canter. Craig is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University where he also serves as Chair of the graduate program. In addition, he is a member of the Forensic Psychology Research Centre. He is the co-editor, along with Brent Snook, of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. Together with a great group of graduate and honours students, Craig studies two primary issues: (1) the reliability, validity, and/or usefulness of psychologically-based investigative techniques (e.g., criminal profiling) and (2) critical incident decision making, especially the identification of factors that influence the quality of such decisions. The construction of the PRL was made possible through funds from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Research Fund, and Carleton University. Craig’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Please browse the PRL website to find more information about Craig’s research interestspublications, and presentations. If you are interested in potential collaborations or supervision, please contact Craig directly.