Professor Devon L L Polaschek
Director, Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science; Professor, Psychology
Qualifications: DipClinPsych Canterbury, PhD Victoria
Personal Website: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/staff-profiles/people/polascde
Devon Polaschek is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology. Her interests are in causes and prevention strategies for criminal behaviour. She is also the Director of the Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute of Security and Crime Science (NZISCS).
My research students are conducting projects on family harm, on traumatic brain injury and compliance with the requirements of community sentences, and on people at high risk of violence and what helps them to live better lives and be less involved in violence and crime.
Theory, intervention, intervention evaluation with serious violent and sexual offenders, family violence perpetrators. I am currently interested in supervising PhDs in the areas of family violence perpetration, and correctional psychology.
Gwynne, J. L., Yesberg, J. A., & Polaschek, D. L. L. (2020). Life on parole: The quality of experiences soon after release contributes to a conviction-free re-entry. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. doi:10.1002/cbm.2182
Robson, S., Yesberg, J. A., Wilson, M. S., & Polaschek, D. L. L. (2020). A Fresh Start or the Devil You Know? Examining Relationships Between Release Location Choices, Community Experiences, and Recidivism for High-Risk Parolees. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 64(6-7), 635-653. doi:10.1177/0306624X19877589
Stairmand, M., Polaschek, D. L. L., & Dixon, L. (2020). Putting coercive actions in context: Reconceptualizing motives for intimate partner violence perpetration. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 51. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2020.101388
Curtis-Ham, S., Bernasco, W., Medvedev, O. N., & Polaschek, D. (2020). A framework for estimating crime location choice based on awareness space. Crime Science, 9(1). doi:10.1186/s40163-020-00132-7 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/13943
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criminal behaviour violent offending imprisonment parole sexual offending offender rehabilitation offender reintegration family violence perpetrators what works with offenders
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