Projects tagged with Prisoners
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What works now? A review and update of research evidence relevant to offender rehabilitation practices within the Department of Corrections
Topics: Evaluation, Conflict & Conflict Resolution, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Social Security & Welfare, Social Services, Prisoners
A substantial body of research evidence, known as the “What Works” literature, was influential in the design of the Department’s current sentence management framework. This literature revolved around a number of key principles of correctional rehabilitation which, if adhered to in the design and delivery of services, would...
Topics: Research, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Healthcare, Mental Health, Whānau, Disability, Prisoners, Quality of Life
This qualitative research explores prisoners' views on the effects of imprisonment on their health and wellbeing and their experiences with prison health and disability services. The report describes: The effects of prison culture and environment on health and wellbeing;
Identifying and responding to bias in the criminal justice system: A review of international and New Zealand research
with: Ministry of Justice: MoJ
Topics: Literature review, Crime & Safety, International Relations, Law & Justice, Families & Whānau, Whānau, Prisoners
The review summarises international and New Zealand research findings on bias against ethnic minority and indigenous peoples at key stages of the criminal justice system. The discretion points examined include: stop and search, arrest, charging, prosecution, conviction, sentencing (including decisions surrounding legal...
1 May 2009
with: Ministry of Health: MoH
Topics: Literature review, Monitoring, Research, Human Rights & Civil Liberties, Law & Justice, Prisons, Public Service, Disease, Hazards, Healthcare, Prisoners
Results from the Prisoner Health Survey 2005 describes the health status of sentenced prisoners in New Zealand, using a range of indicators from a national survey of prisoners. The survey was conducted in 2005 using face-to-face interviews with 423 sentenced prisoners from around New Zealand. The report...
How the Department of Corrections (the Department) manages offenders on parole is an area of great public, political, and media interest, especially given recent high-profile cases where offenders on parole have committed further serious offences. My staff looked at how the Department managed offenders...
Topics: Research, Voluntary & Community, Abuse & Neglect, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Housing & Homelessness, Prisoners
This report is the second in a series of reports which summarise patterns of reconviction (over 5 years) amongst almost 35000 offenders who started community sentences in 2002/03. Offender characteristics such as gender, ethnicity, age at start of sentence, age at first conviction, offence type and offenders’...
with: Ministry of Justice: MoJ
Topics: Research, Crime & Safety, Law & Justice, Prisons, Social Services, Prisoners, Quality of Life
This paper sets out the forecast of the prison population for 2009–2017 and the forecast of non-custodial sentences and orders for 2009–2013. The non-custodial sentences and orders included are those overseen by the Community Probation and Psychological Services (CPPS). Both Prison Services and CPPS are part of the Department of...
15 Sep 2008
Topics: Research, Abuse & Neglect, Crime & Safety, Family Violence, Law & Justice, Prisons, Māori, Prisoners, Youth
I am pleased to introduce this report as it provides a wealth of information on re-offending patterns amongst released prisoners. The statistical information in this report is based on a cohort of offenders released from prison sentences in New Zealand over a 12 months period in 2002-2003. ...
15 Sep 2008
Reducing re-offending is an important outcome objective for most correctional services. As such, measures of recidivism, particularly reconviction and re-imprisonment rates, are key indicators of those services’ performance. The data presented here are based on the “recidivism index” (RI) methodology used in...
11 Aug 2008
Topics: International Research, Literature review, Law & Justice, Prisons, Families & Whānau, Healthcare, Mental Health, Prisoners, Quality of Life
A growing and changing prison population has renewed interest in the effects of incarceration on the health of prisoners in many countries. Prisoners comprise a number of vulnerable population groups with complex and often co-morbid health needs. Although prison is sometimes a setting for health improvement,...
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