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Kim Workman - Stop Playing the ‘Victims vs Offenders’ Game

Friday, 31 August 2018, 10:41 am | Kim Workman

In a hard-hitting speech at a fund-raising breakfast for Pillars, a charity that supports the children of prisoners, Kim Workman urged the Christchurch business community to resist playing the ‘good victims –bad offenders’ game. More >>

Greg Newbold’s ‘Nothing Works’ Approach to Justice Reform

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:20 am | Kim Workman

Greg Newbold’s interview on yesterday’s Radio NZ Panel, marks him out as probably the only New Zealand criminologist who believes that ‘Nothing Works’, said Kim Workman, adjunct research associate at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University. ... More >>

Tough on Crime or Smart on Crime – the End of an Era?

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:15 pm | Kim Workman

Tough on Crime or Smart on Crime – the End of an Era? In a hard-hitting address to the Wellington Combined Probus Meeting this morning, Dr Kim Workman, Research Associate at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University, urged those present, ... More >>

Jim Rose on Gangs – Analysis without Context

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:03 pm | Kim Workman

The opinion piece by economist Jim Rose, ‘Extra prisoners are nearly all gang members - that's hardly a crisis’ (Dominion Post, 29th May) demonstrates what happens when an economist relies on statistical analysis without an understanding of context. More >>

Increased Police Numbers Will Not Reduce Crime

Sunday, 2 April 2017, 8:27 pm | Kim Workman

Minister of Police Paula Bennett open acknowledgement on Q and A this morning that she saw her role as ‘a support person for the police’, is worrying, says Dr Kim Workman, Adjunct Research Associate at Victoria University’s Institute of Criminology. ... More >>

Reality Check Needed for Public Service Reoffending Target

Monday, 20 March 2017, 10:49 am | Kim Workman

“Government’s review of the Better Public Service Goals (1) is an opportunity to come up with a ‘reducing reoffending’ target that is both evidence-based and realistic” says Dr Kim Workman, Adjunct Research Associate, with the Institute ... More >>

Time for a Different Approach with Sex Offenders

Sunday, 12 March 2017, 12:41 pm | Kim Workman

Dominion Post’s excellent article ‘Alarm spreads as molester paroled’, (Saturday, March 11) describes behaviour that is played out in communities all over New Zealand whenever a sex offender is released from prison, says Dr Kim Workman, Adjunct Research ... More >>

ACT’s Corrections Policy – Worthy of Serious Discussion?

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 12:15 pm | Kim Workman

When David Seymour rose to speak at ACT’s 2016 Conference, no one, (including myself) expected him to propose a prison policy, aimed at the early release of prisoners. [David Seymour’s address to the ACT Conference. ... More >>

Prisons: What did Bill English really mean?

Monday, 12 December 2016, 2:35 pm | Kim Workman

“The general public need to be properly informed of what Bill English meant when he said that prisons are a moral and fiscal failure," says Dr Kim Workman, Adjunct Research Associate at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University. Dr Workman ... More >>

Police Officer’s views on Poverty and Crime

Friday, 14 October 2016, 11:30 am | Kim Workman

The Police Association Northern delegate who asked Judith Collins about the link between crime and child poverty, didn’t deserve to be publicly savaged, says Dr Kim Workman, adjunct research associate at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria ... More >>

Inquiry into Management of Sex Offenders Supported

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 11:53 am | Kim Workman

Corrections Minister Judith Collins suggestion of an independent inquiry into the management of released sex offenders (TVOne ‘Q and A’ 28 August 2016) is timely, says Dr Kim Workman, Adjunct Research Associate, at the Institute of Criminology, ... More >>

Judith Collins a Better Gang Recruiter than Black Power

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 12:09 pm | Kim Workman

“If Judith Collins wants to eliminate gang recruitment within prisons, she need look no further than her own sentencing policies, and those of government”, says Kim Workman, Adjunct Research Associate, at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria ... More >>

Review Of Glenn Inquiry Finds Personal Information Safe

Friday, 19 July 2013, 8:59 am | Kim Workman

“We have now completed our safety review and are of the view that the Inquiry has enormous potential for improving outcomes to the lives of those impacted by domestic violence and child abuse,” say Heather Henare CEO of Women’s Refuge, and Kim ... More >>

‘International’ Law and Order Expert Unknown

Monday, 25 April 2011, 10:56 am | Kim Workman

David Fraser, author of newly released book, ‘Badlands NZ: A Land Fit for Criminals’, who describes himself as an ‘international law and order expert’, is unknown within the criminal justice community, says Kim Workman, Director of Rethinking Crime ... More >>

Call for research into Ethnic Bias within justice system

Saturday, 23 April 2011, 12:16 pm | Kim Workman

The lack of research into Maori over-representation in the criminal justice system, has prompted a call by Rethinking Crime and Punishment Director Kim Workman, for the establishment of a Research Institute into Maori and the Criminal Justice System. More >>

McVicar’s rejection of restorative justice a slap

Friday, 22 April 2011, 1:33 pm | Kim Workman

“Garth McVicar’s view that victims shouldn’t be advised that restorative justice conferencing is an available option, is a slap in the face for those victims who have taken up that option, and benefited from the experience,” says Kim Workman, ... More >>

Michael Laws is Wrong

Sunday, 20 March 2011, 12:32 pm | Kim Workman

Michael Laws is Wrong – Prison Sex Offender Programmes Do Work “Michael Laws claim that prison programmes for child sex offenders are ‘spectacularly unsuccessful’, are well of the mark, as is his understanding about the characteristics of paedophiles”, ... More >>

Mass Maori Imprisonment a Major Issue

Monday, 21 February 2011, 1:18 pm | Kim Workman

“If the government wants to be successful in reducing crime, it must acknowledge and address the downstream effects of imprisoning the Maori population. The phenomena of mass imprisonment is well and truly alive in New Zealand,” said Kim Workman ... More >>


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