Professor Devon L L Polaschek

Devon Polaschek

Director, Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science; Professor, Psychology

Qualifications: DipClinPsych Canterbury, PhD Victoria

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About Devon

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).

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

My research students are conducting projects on family harm, stalking, hate crime, and  on people at high risk of violence and what helps them to live better lives and be less involved in violence and crime.

Research Interests

Theory, intervention, intervention evaluation with serious violent and sexual offenders, family violence perpetrators, police bias. I am currently interested in supervising PhDs in the areas of family violence perpetration, and correctional psychology.


Psychology; Violence

criminal behaviour violent offending imprisonment parole sexual offending offender rehabilitation offender reintegration family violence perpetrators what works with offenders

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: J.1.03
Phone: +64-7-837-9224