A Research and Training Lab

Directed by Dr. Patricia Zapf

Latest TRiP Posts:

Situational Risk Factors related to Racial Bias and Policing

Situational risk factors common to patrol policing—such as discretion, novice status, crime focus, cognitive demand, and identity threats—can make bias more likely to result in discrimination. This is the bottom line of a recently published article in Psychology,...

read more

Psychology’s Influence on Prisons and Imprisonment

Psychology has had several influences on prisons and imprisonment. This article reflects on four of these. This is a summary of a recently published article in Psychology, Public, Policy, and Law. Below is a summary of the research and findings as well as a...

read more

Connect With Us

Proud Partner

The FTA is a proud partner for the Psychology Law Evidence Database. Check it out! PsychLawEvidence

John Jay College of Criminal Justice


An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College offers both undergraduate and graduate students a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum in a vibrant urban setting. Our academic programs help intellectually curious students pursue knowledge and put their ideas and passions to the test. We view learning as a way to inspire students to create and sustain a more just world.


524 West 59th. Street New York, NY, 10019 212.237.8000


Check out our Current Research Projects.

Partnership with CONCEPT

Dr. Zapf is both Director of the FTA and Director of Education & Training for CONCEPT. Find out More.

Connect with Forensic Training Academy