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Ms Nikki Rajakaruna

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5497, Email: n.rajakaruna@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO2.319
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5497
Email: n.rajakaruna@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO2.319  

 

Ms Nikki Rajakaruna is a lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Availability

Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Background 

Nikki's work is divided between teaching in the School of Arts and Humanities and research in the Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change. Nikki has an interest in policing and forensic psychology.

Book chapters

  • Scott, A. J. & Rajakaruna, N. (2010). Introduction to ‘Forensic Psychology’ (Chapter 1). In N. Holt & R. Lewis (Series Eds.), Palgrave insights in psychology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Conference publications

  • Rajakaruna, N. & Henry, P. (Oct, 2013). Research on the effectiveness of Crime Stopper models within a national context.  Paper presented at the National Crime Stoppers Conference. Hobart, Tasmania. 

Reports

  • Henry, P. & Rajakaruna, N. (2012). Evaluation of the Human Source Management Pilot Project: South East Metro Region. Report submitted to WA Police February 2013 by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Social Change, Edith Cowan University.
  • Rajakaruna, N. & Henry, P. (2012). Scoping project for the formal evaluation of the Level 3 Human Source Management Course. Report submitted to WA Police July 2012 by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Social Change, Edith Cowan University.
  • Henry, P. & Rajakaruna, N. (2012). Evaluation of the Human Source Management Pilot Project: Peel Region. Report submitted to WA Police February 2012 by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Social Change, Edith Cowan University.
  • Rajakaruna, N. & Henry, P. (2011). Misuse of the Information Management System by Police Staff Employed in WA Police.  A report submitted to WA Police by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Policing, Edith Cowan University. 
  • Rajakaruna, N., Duffy, L. & Henry, P. (2011). STR8 Talking Report: Final Report.  Report submitted to the City of Gosnells June 2011 by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Policing, Edith Cowan University.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Edith Cowan University.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • One Life WA Suicide Prevention Strategy,  Centrecare (Inc),  Grant - WA Suicide Prevention Strategy,  2011 - 2014,  $1,000,000.
  • Misuse of the information management system by Public Servants employed within WA Police,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2010 - 2012,  $9,091.
  • Problem Gambling in CALD Communities,  Centrecare (Inc),  Grant,  2010 - 2011,  $48,873.
  • Blueline Evaluation,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2009,  $9,091.
  • Age of First Cannabis Use,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2009,  $11,685.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Journal Articles

  • Scott, A., Rajakaruna, N., Sheridan, L., Gavin, J., (2015), International perceptions of relational stalking: The influence of prior relationship, perpetrator sex, target sex and participant sex. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(18), 3308-3323, Thousand Oaks, USA, DOI: 10.1177/0886260514555012.
  • Rajakaruna, N., Henry, P., Scott, A., (2015), A necessary safety net: use of a confidential internal telephone line to report unethical behaviour. Police Practice and Research: an international journal, 16(5), 431-443, DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2014.932695.
  • Scott, A., Rajakaruna, N., Sheridan, L., (2013), Framing and perceptions of stalking: the influence of conduct severity and the perpetrator-target relationship. Psychology, Crime and Law, 20(3), 242-260, DOI: 10.1080/1068316X.2013.770856.
  • Scott, A., Rajakaruna, N., Sheridan, L., Sleath, E., (2013), International perceptions of stalking and responsibility: The influence of prior relationship and severity of behavior. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41(2), 220-236, DOI: 10.1177/0093854813500956.
  • Rajakaruna, N., Henry, P., Crous, C., Fordham, A., (2013), Community intelligence: Exploring human source as a new frontier. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research , 5(1), 25-30, Melbourne, Victoria.
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