Academic journal article New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Editorial

Academic journal article New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Editorial

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This issue of the New Zealand Journal of Psychology contains two separate 'collections' of papers. The first set comprises a special feature on criminal justice psychology, compiled under the guest editorship of Devon Polaschek. In her introductory paper, Devon overviews the field of criminal justice psychology in New Zealand, and highlights the major themes covered in the remaining five articles. This is the first occasion on which the Journal has published a special feature on this substantive area, and I would like to congratulate and thank Devon for her very substantial efforts in developing and compiling it.

The second part of this issue is based on the NZ Psychological Society's Hunter Award given to Professor Tony Taylor in 2002. Tony's article summarizes his research in the area of stress and trauma in Antarctica and the South Pacific, over a period of some 30-plus years. He discusses some of the major implications of this research endeavor, which was fittingly acknowledged by the Hunter Award. Two senior researchers (Professor Ian Evans of Massey University and Associate Professor Douglas Paton of the University of Tasmania) were asked to provide a commentary on Tony's paper, and these commentaries are published immediately following Tony's paper. …

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