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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 Law and Justice in the Faculty of Business and Law and a researcher in the Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change in the School of Law and Justice.

Availability

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

Current teaching

  • CRI1102 - Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology and Justice
  • CRI1105 - Psychology of Criminal Justice
  • MBA5211 - Contemporary Research Issues for Public Safety and Emergency Services

Background 

Nikki joined the School of Law and Justice in 2007. Her work is divided between teaching in the School of Law and Justice and research in the Sellenger Centre for Research in Law, Justice and Social Change. Nikki has an interest in policing and forensic psychology.

Responsibilities

In her teaching capacity Nikki is responsible for the unit coordination of: Quantitative Research Methods in Criminology and Justice (CRI1102) and Psychology of Criminal Justice (CRI1105). In her research capacity Nikki is responsible for coordinating various research projects (quantitative, qualitative and mixed-methods) from initial stages of project development through to final stages of disseminating research findings.

Qualifications

  • Current - PhD Candidate, Edith Cowan University.
  • 2007 - Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), Edith Cowan University.

Research

Research areas and interests

  • The use of intelligence in policing
  • Corruption in policing
  • Ethics in policing
  • Wrongful conviction 

Recent research grants

  • 2011- Rajakaruna, N. & Henry, P. - Misuse of the WA Police Information Management System, WA Police, Research Grant.
  • 2009 – Henry, P. & Isaacson. N. - Age of First Cannabis Use, WA Police, Research Grant.
  • 2009 - Henry, P. & Isaacson. N. - Blueline Evaluation, WA Police, Research Grant.

Recent publications

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.

Journal articles

  • Scott, A.J., Rajakaruna, N., Sheridan, L., & Sleath, E. (2014). 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), 25-29.
  • Scott, A.J., Rajakaruna, N., & Sheridan, L. (2013). Framing and perceptions of stalking: The influence of conduct severity and the perpetrator-target relationship. Psychology, Crime and Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2013.770856.

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. 
  • Isaacson, N. & Henry, P. (Nov, 2009). Internal integrity systems: Managing risk in a policing context. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference. Perth, Western Australia.
  • Isaacson, N., Henry, P., McCue, J. (Nov, 2009). The experience of non-residential stepmothers. Paper presented at the 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. Fremantle, Western Australia.

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. 
  • Isaacson, N. & Henry, P. (2010). STR8 Talking Report: May 2010.  A report submitted to the City of Gosnells by the June 2010 Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Policing, Edith Cowan University. 
  • Henry, P., Isaacson, N. & Hamilton, K. (2009). Age of First Cannabis Use.  A report submitted to the WA Police December 2009 by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Policing, Edith Cowan University. 
  • Isaacson, N. & Henry, P. (2009). Blueline Evaluation.  A report submitted to WA Police August 2009 by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Policing, Edith Cowan University. 
  • Isaacson, N. & Henry, P. (2009). STR8 Talking Report: November 2009.  A report submitted to the City of Gosnells November 2009 by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Policing, Edith Cowan University. 
  • Isaacson, N. & Henry, P. (2009). STR8 Talking Report: May 2009. A report submitted to the City of Gosnells May 2009 by the Sellenger Centre Research in Law, Justice and Policing, Edith Cowan University.
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