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.
Davies, S. T., Lloyd, C. D., & Polaschek, D. L. L. (2021). Does reassessment enhance the prediction of imminent criminal recidivism? Replicating Lloyd et al. (2020) with high-risk parolees. Assessment, 107319112199321. doi:10.1177/1073191121993216
Jolliffe Simpson, A. D., Joshi, C. I., & Polaschek, D. L. L. (2021). Predictive Validity of the DYRA and SAFVR: New Zealand Police’s Family Violence Risk Assessment Instruments. Criminal Justice and Behavior. doi:10.1177/0093854821997525
Stairmand, M., Dixon, L., & Polaschek, D. L. L. (2020). Pathways to family violence: Investigating patterns in the event process of family violence perpetrators. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. doi:10.1177/0306624X20969945
Scanlan, J. M., Yesberg, J. A., Fortune, C. A., & Polaschek, D. L. L. (2020). Predicting women’s recidivism using the Dynamic Risk Assessment for offender re-entry: Preliminary evidence of predictive validity with community-sentenced women using a “gender-neutral” risk measure. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 47(3), 251-270. doi:10.1177/0093854819896387
Find more research publications by Devon Polaschek
criminal behaviour violent offending imprisonment parole sexual offending offender rehabilitation offender reintegration family violence perpetrators what works with offenders
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