Editorial - Dr Peter Johnston
What works in correctional rehabilitation? Lessons from 15 years of programme outcomes analysis - Dr Peter Johnston
New Zealand prisoners' prior exposure to trauma - Marianne Bevan
Treating sexual offenders who categorically deny their offending - Jimmie Fourie
Corrections officer wellbeing: Training challenges and opportunities - Justin S. Trounson and Jeffrey E...
Editorial - Changing practice; changing lives
This edition focuses on some key pieces of work being led by Corrections as well as initiatives being jointly led with other organisations, for example in the employment space and the family violence sector.
There are a number of articles that give us insight in to how much we have achieved over the last five years, in particular our Director...
15 Aug 2016
The New Zealand Department of Corrections is in an enviable position internationally to deliver a world-leading correctional system. We have a clear understanding of our offender population and a strong connection to other agencies. We have a well-established evidence base that we use to shape our policies and to understand what works.
We are small enough to innovate, and work within a public...
A study of New Zealand prisoners conducted by the Department of Corrections in 1999 showed that up to 70 percent had drug and/or alcohol problems and a significant proportion had various mental health issues. However, that research didn’t consider the co-existence of mental health issues and drug/alcohol problems, which overseas studies have identified as significant among prisoners....
This research was focused on the narratives of a group of women in New Zealand who had served sentences managed by the Department of Corrections, had received some form of rehabilitation, but nevertheless had re-offended. It sought to understand what women thought were important factors driving their re-offending, and how approaches to rehabilitative assistance could be improved to support...
13 Apr 2015
Topics: Evaluation, Literature review, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Services, Health & Safety at Work, Healthcare, Prisoners, Women, Youth, Quality of Life, Resilience, Sport & Recreation, Gender, Sexuality
Editorial- Darius Fagan
Desistance from crime: A review of the literature - Marianne Bevan
Discovering desistance: Reconfiguring criminal justice? - Fergus McNeill, Stephen Farrall, Claire Lightowler and Shadd Maruna
Lessons from research into youth desistance - Jill Bowman
The role of release planning in the reintegration experiences of high-risk offenders - Sophie R...
8 Dec 2014
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Security & Welfare, Tertiary Education, Transport, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Public Service, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Prisoners, Youth
Volume 2 Issue 3 of Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal focuses on Collaboration and Partnerships and includes:
Editorial - Ben Clark
Custodial / case management practice collaboration in a custodial environment - Sarah Symonds, Neil Beales
Collaborating at the frontline – the Frontline Flagships Programme - Karin Schofield
Addressing the Drivers of Crime – increasing access...
13 Oct 2014
Offender Population Reports are now being supplemented with Special Topic Reports, which focus on particular sub-groups of the offender population. These reports are intended to give a more fine-grained analysis of the characteristics of selected sub-groups. Like the main report, the topical reports are intended as a general statistical resource, primarily to build knowledge and...
Topics: Evaluation, Literature review, Research, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Employment & Labour, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Healthcare, Mental Health, Children, Prisoners, Youth, Communicating
Volume 2 Issue 2 of Practice: The New Zealand Corrections Journal focuses on Motivational Interviewing and includes:
Editorial - Nikki Reynolds, Chief Psychologist
Motivational Interviewing: A useful skill for correctional staff? - Dr Eileen Britt (PhD, PGDipClinPsych, MSocSci, BSc)
Motivational Interviewing and the bigger picture: Where is MI now? - Helen Mentha, Joel Porter
7 May 2014
Social services are working more and more collaboratively to deliver services to New Zealanders. This occurs throughout the sector, from frontline NGOs delivering services on behalf of multiple agencies, all the way to agencies and Ministries in Wellington working together to find new solutions.
This is based on the recognition that addressing complex social issues is rarely the responsibility...