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Ms Nikki Rajakaruna

Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 6304 5497, Email: n.rajakaruna@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Joondalup, Room: JO4.234B
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 5497
Email: n.rajakaruna@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO4.234B  

 

Nikki is a Lecturer in the School of Arts and Humanities.

Current Teaching

  • CRI1107 - The Criminal Justice Process
  • CRI1208 - Research Methods I
  • CRI3112 - Operational Policing
  • CRI3206 - Misconduct and Corruption Prevention

Availability

Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 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.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Police use of force
  • The use of intelligence in policing
  • Police integrity
  • Contemporary issues in policing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Edith Cowan University.

Research

Recent Research Grants

  • Validity of Use of Force Training ,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2016 - 2017,  $36,098.
  • 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.
  • Age of First Cannabis Use,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2009,  $11,685.
  • Blueline Evaluation,  WA Police ,  Grant,  2009,  $9,091.

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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