In 2005 the New Zealand Police commissioned this research project to explore the perceptions of police held by members of various ethnic communities and to provide information on the current crime and safety issues that ethnic communities face.
This research project involved exploring the perceptions of eight ethnic communities including Chinese, Indian, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Cambodian...
The enforcement of liquor licensing laws by police and regulatory officials is intended to keep drinking environments safe, contribute to the reduction of liquor abuse, prevent excessive consumption of alcohol, and prevent the sale of alcohol to minors.
In Wellington, the enforcement of licensing laws involves regular visits to licensed premises by police and regulatory officials. The present...
Earlier this year, the Institute of Public Policy at AUT University carried out a customer satisfaction survey for the Auckland City District Police. One of the aims of the survey was to examine perceptions of public safety in the Auckland city's central business district (CBD). In particular the survey investigated (1) public use of the CBD; (2) people's perceptions of public safety within the...
This review provides an overview of investigative interviewing within policing. It may also be of interest to anyone who uses this type of interviewing on the job including insurance fraud investigators, lawyers, and government departments.
The review outlines the efforts made by police and psychologists in recent decades to: convey the importance of investigative interviewing;...
12 May 2005
The operational effectiveness and efficiency of the New Zealand Police Communications Centres Service Centre (CCSC) have been questioned following a number of high profile incidents. As a result of incidents in late 2004, the Commissioner of Police decided to assemble an independent, external Review Panel.
The Panel was composed of senior police communications experts from Australia, Wales and...
This report presents the findings of research on the socio-economic impact of Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS) in New Zealand. ATS are a group of synthetic illicit drug types which include methamphetamine, ecstasy and crystal methamphetamine (known as ‘ice’). The work presented draws on a number of innovative research approaches and methodologies, many of which were tried for the first time in...
Achieving Effective Outcomes in Youth Justice is a cross-departmental research project aimed at identifying factors associated with effective outcomes in the youth justice system and assessing the extent to which the goals of the Children, Youth Persons and Their Families Act 1989 are being met.
The research confirms the importance of:
providing early intervention
The Government’s 1994 crime prevention strategy identified seven goals, one of which specified the establishment of preventative programmes targeted at “youth at risk” of offending. As a result, the 1997 Crime Prevention Youth at Risk (CPYAR) package, dedicated to the three fiscal years beginning July 1997, invested $8.7 million in Youth at Risk strategies, with funding allocated to 14 programmes...
This report is a product of both the formative and process evaluation phases of the seven Youth Development Programmes. Following the perceived success of 14 original Police Youth at Risk programmes, the 2000/01 Police budget included funding for the establishment of five new Youth Development Programmes. In addition, the Police and the Crime Prevention Unit (CPU) jointly funded a further two...
This review was requested by Deputy Commissioner S. E. Long on the basis that it was timely for the New Zealand Police to consider training, policy and practice issues surrounding the question of lethal force and Police response to critical incidents. It is recognised that our organisation needs to keep abreast of international best practice in the ever changing environment within which law...