Projects tagged with Crime & Safety
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This report presents and discusses the findings of a qualitative study of the needs of Pacific peoples who have been victims of three types of crime: Violence, Family Violence and Property Offences. The study, which was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice with support from the Health Research Council, was designed to provide...
Alcohol-related data collection for harm-reduction purposes at the local level : a review of New Zealand data and action recommendations
ALAC Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Harold Holder's report defining a local alcohol information system for the prevention of harm. The report does so by identifying a basic set of alcohol-related harm indicators and the ideal standard of collection associated with such indicators. It then assesses how such...
This paper compares the rate of recorded violent crime in New Zealand to rates of violent crime for a range of other western countries. Information regarding the rate of violent crime in New Zealand is presented in a format that enables comparison with other western countries’ data.
There is considerable interest in reoffending by released prisoners. This paper presents information on the prior and post conviction histories of the 22,340 inmates released from prison between 1995 and 1998. More than a third (37%) of inmates were reconvicted of some offence within six months of release, while more than half (...
The survey was conducted by the Ministry of Justice to ascertain public attitudes towards the physical discipline of children. This information is to inform ongoing policy work on section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961. Section 59 provides a defence to parents charged with assault against their children. Under section 59, every...
There is disquiet among some members of the public who perceive that offenders who abuse children are given lighter sentences than offenders who abuse adults. Their concerns were brought to the fore in October 2000 when a woman was sentenced to four months imprisonment for dousing her ten-year-old foster son in petrol and...
Between 1997 and 1998, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) Community Advisors worked with community groups to establish crime prevention projects under the Community Project Workers Scheme (CPWS). The projects were located in areas identified under the 1997 Government Crime Prevention Package as five of New Zealand’s crime “...
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