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 programmes.
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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 throughout New Zealand.
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 enforcement agencies operate.
The National Crime Manager sought an independent assessment of the opportunities for and barriers to the recruitment, progress, and retention of women in the Criminal Investigation Branch. This report has been produced at the request of the New Zealand Police in response to concerns initially expressed by the Women's Consultative Committee.
The report has identified and confirmed the value of women working in the CIB, noting that both female and male officers are enthusiastic about the nature of their jobs. However there is also a degree of disillusionment on a number of fronts.
This research project explored reoffending paterns for youth undertaking Police Alternative Action. It describes changes in the reoffending outcomes observed in 17,317 cases (involving 14,605 distinct children and young people), where Alternative Action was undertaken in the 2010/11 to 2013/14 fiscal years. Reoffending was examined in detail for the 12 month period after Alternative Action was initiated. A brief examination was also made of reoffending in the two year.
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 “hotspots”: Christchurch, Gisborne, Hamilton, Otara and Kaikohe. Using data gathered over a two year period, this report evaluates the effectiveness of the CPWS projects.
Editorial - Stephen Cunningham
Addressing the imbalance: Enhancing women's opportunities to build offence free lives through gender responsivity - Hannah McGlue
Collaborative, relational and responsive: Principles for the case management of women in prison - Marianne Bevan
Methamphetamine use disorders among New Zealand prisoners - Jill Bowman
Strengthening continuity of care: Corrections' Alcohol and Other Drug Aftercare Worker Pilot - Caitlin Chester
Suicide in New Zealand prisons - 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2016 - Robert Jones
The aim of the New Zealand Arrestee Drug Use Monitoring (NZ-ADUM) study is to monitor trends in alcohol and other drug use among police detainees in New Zealand, and to document the harms associated with this substance use. NZ-ADUM tracks key indicators of illegal drug markets, such as availability and price, and identifies emergent new drug types, such as synthetic cannabinoids. NZ-ADUM also assesses the level of demand for drug treatment services among police detainees, and the barriers they experience in accessing these services.
Editorial - Dr Peter Johnston
Alcohol Off-license Purchases and subsequent Harm: Technical Report - The research was undertaken to understand the trends and patterns related to off-licence alcohol purchasing in Wellington, as well as the subsequent alcohol-related harms that occur. The findings provide a snapshot of behaviours that may provide contextual information for local governments in developing their Local Alcohol Policies.
his literature review was a response to a request from the Minister for Social Development and Employment that the Families Commission undertake an “international literature review about parents who lose custody of children through a care and protection intervention who then have additional children who may be at risk … [with particular focus on] … what could be done with these families to prevent additional children coming into these families and being put at risk while the parents are still addressing their complex issues”.
This literature review was a response to a request by the Minister for Social Development and Employment that the Families Commission undertake an “international literature review about parents who lose custody of children through a care and protection intervention who then have additional children who may be at risk … [with particular focus on] … what could be done with these families to prevent additional children coming into these families and being put at risk while the parents are still addressing their complex issues”.
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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 accidentally setting him alight.
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 parent of a child (and every person in the place of the parent of a child) is justified in using force by way of correction towards the child, if the force used is reasonable in the circumstances.
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 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 (58%) were reconvicted within a year. Nearly three–quarters (73%) of inmates were reconvicted within two years of their release. Most inmates (86%) were reconvicted within five years.
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.
Young New Zealanders Viewing Sexual Violence - Stage 1: This report is the first component of our research and consultation project exploring the effects of viewing sexual violence in mainstream commercial media such as movies, TV shows and games. Sexual violence is a complex social problem and its depiction and impact on audiences is not well understood, particularly with respect to young people.
This report was commissioned by the Ministry as part of ongoing work to improve the quality of services for children and young people in Child, Youth and Family’s care and protection secure residences.
The report reviews the international evidence about best practice in the delivery of secure residential care for children and young people with significant care and protection needs. It summarises the key understandings and conclusions from the literature about what appears to work best for these young people.
This report was commissioned by the Ministry as part of ongoing work to improve the quality of services for young offenders in Child, Youth and Family’s youth justice secure residences.
The report reviews the international evidence about best practice in the delivery of secure residential care for young offenders. It summarises the key understandings and conclusions from the literature about what appears to work best for these young people.
The report was prepared by Associate Professor Ian Lambie and other researchers from the University of Auckland.