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Karla Emeno

Associate Professor

Undergraduate Program Director, Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology

Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

Contact information

2 Simcoe Street - Room 625
Downtown Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5

905.721.8668 ext. 5972


Dr. Karla Emeno joined Ontario Tech University in 2013. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick in 2006, and her Master of Arts degree and PhD in Forensic Psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario in 2008 and 2014, respectively. Dr. Emeno’s PhD dissertation examined the near repeat space-time clustering and prospective hot-spotting of Canadian crime.


  • MA, Forensic Psychology Carleton University
  • PhD, Forensic Psychology Carleton University

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Psychology

Research and expertise

Research supervision areas:

  • Evaluation and methods of improving various psychologically-based investigative techniques.

Research areas of specialty:

  • geographic profiling
  • police stress
  • predictive crime mapping


  • Selected publications

    Emeno, K. and Bennell, C: The Effectiveness of Calibrated Versus Default Distance Decay Functions for Geographic Profiling: A Preliminary Examination of Crime Type. Psychology, Crime & Law, 19, 215-232, 2013.

    Skomorovsky, A., Thompson, A. and Emeno, K: Life Satisfaction Among Canadian Forces Members. In A. B. Aiken and S. A. H. Bélanger (Eds.), Beyond the Line: Military and Veteran Health Research. Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.

    Bloomfield, S., Bennell, C., Emeno, K. and Musolino, E: Classifying Serial Sexual Murder/Murderers: An Attempt to Validate Keppel and Walter’s (1999) Model. Criminal Justice and Behaviour, 40, 5-25, 2013.

    Bennell, C., Emeno, K., Snook, B., Taylor, P.J. and Goodwill, A.M: The Precision, Accuracy and Efficiency of Geographic Profiling Predictions: A Simple Heuristic Versus Mathematical Algorithms. Crime Mapping: A Journal of Research and Practice, 1, 65-84, 2010.