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Completed
Dec 2010
with: NZ Police
The aim of the New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring (NZ‐ADUM) to measure the level of alcohol and drug use by police detainees and investigate the role alcohol and drug use plays in criminal offending. NZADUM also monitors trends in drug use and drug markets; documents alcohol and drug related harm; measures the demand for alcohol and drug treatment among detainees; and seeks to identify...
Completed
Dec 2010
with: NZ Police
This is the final evaluation report of the Pre-Charge Warning: Alternative Resolutions initiative. The initiative is part of the Policing Excellence workstream and responds to calls from New Zealand Police (Police), the Law Commission and judiciary to develop better alternatives to hold offenders to account for less serious offending without having to use the courts. The findings in this...
Completed
Oct 2010
with: NZ Police
The 2008 NZ Police Investigative Interviewing strategy aims to improve investigative interviewing, the quality of investigations and professionalism of staff. Staff are trained in the PEACE interviewing framework and a competency framework for the accreditation of staff has been implemented. This report presents findings of a process evaluation of implementation of Level 1 investigative...
Completed
Aug 2010
with: NZ Police
The Watch-house Nurse (WHN) initiative began operating at the Christchurch Central and Counties Manukau Police station watch-houses on 1 July 2008 and 1 August 2008 respectively. The initiative is intended to run as a pilot project until 30 June 2010. The initiative places appropriately qualified nurses within these two watch-houses to assist the Police to better manage the risks of those in...
Completed
Feb 2010
with: NZ Police
A long established principle is that the police service ought to mirror the ethnic profile of the wider population in order to secure and maintain public confidence and police legitimacy. A key goal for New Zealand Police (NZP) is to achieve equity and diversity in their workforce. This research focuses on exploring factors that influence Māori to apply to and join Police. The objectives of...
Completed
Jan 2010
with: NZ Police
This study looks at the prevalence of drug use by drivers on New Zealand roads.  The driving populations considered are biased populations and the  results that have been obtained can be considered only as indicators of possible drug use in the wider driving population.      The driving populations considered in this study are:  Sample one:...
Completed
Dec 2009
with: NZ Police
A refreshed national community policing initiative is being implemented by New Zealand Police in accordance with the NZ Police strategic goal of community reassurance. Over the years 2006/7 to 2008/9 250 new positions were allocated to community policing. NZ Police and Government needed to be informed of the effectiveness of this significant new investment and existing Community Policing...
Completed
Oct 2009
The report provides an overview of the four research reports of the sexual violence research project "Strong and Safe Communities – Effective Interventions for Adult Victim/Survivors of Sexual Violence‟ (2009). 
Completed
May 2008
with: NZ Police
This report responds to a request by New Zealand Police to produce two literature reviews on the barriers to the recruitment of (i) women, and (ii) Māori, Pacific and ethnic groups. It has been prepared by the Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC) in collaboration with the Institute of Criminology. The purpose of the literature reviews is to provide a fuller picture from the literature of...
Completed
Mar 2008
with: NZ Police
Since 2001 Police have had a mental health nurse working at the Rotorua Police Station to provide assessments and liaison between Police and Mental Health Services to facilitate the treatment of mentally ill detainees/arrestees/remandees. The Police Consult/Liaison Nurse is employed by the Lakes District Health Board (DHB) and comes under the umbrella of their Mental Health Service. In August...

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