Professor Devon L L Polaschek
Qualifications: DipClinPsych Canterbury, PhD Victoria
Devon Polaschek is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology. Her interests are in causes and prevention strategies for criminal behaviour, and in improving staff effectiveness in the criminal justice system. She is also the Director of the Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute of Security and Crime Science (NZISCS).
Crime; Psychology; Violence
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Theory, assessment, intervention, intervention evaluation with for people with extensive general and violent offending histories, and with family harm perpetrators, from both person and environmental perspectives. I am also a member of a team looking at understanding and intervention to reduce prison violence (Ngā Tumanakotanga). I am currently interested in supervising PhDs in the areas of prison violence, violent offending, imprisonment effects, parole, desistance, offender rehabilitation, offender reintegration, treatment change, and works with offenders.
Curtis‐Ham, S., Bernasco, W., Medvedev, O. N., & Polaschek, D. L. L. (2022). A new geographic profiling suspect mapping and ranking technique for crime investigations: GP‐SMART. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. doi:10.1002/jip.1585 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14767
Tompson, L., Davies, S., & Polaschek, D. (2022). Systematic evidence map of disparities in police outcomes: database. Retrieved from https://www.waikato.ac.nz/security-crime-science/research/evidence-map
Norman, E. M., Polaschek, D. L. L., & Starkey, N. J. (2022). Executive function in individuals who are compliant and non-compliant with the conditions of a community-based sentence. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. doi:10.1080/13218719.2021.2003268
Falconer, J. R., Frank, E., Polaschek, D. L. L., & Joshi, C. (2022). Methods for eliciting informative prior distributions: A critical review. Decision Analysis. doi:10.1287/deca.2022.0451
My research students are conducting projects on family harm, stalking, hate crime, prison violence, and with: people at high risk of violence and what helps them to live better lives and be less involved in violence and crime.
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