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Corrections CEO’s claim ‘absolute nonsense’

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 11:56 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Corrections CEO’s claim that offenders on electronic monitoring would otherwise be in prison ‘absolute nonsense’ “In this morning’s online Herald, Corrections CEO Ray Smith is reported as telling a gathering at Rimutaka Prison that if the 2000 ... More >>

Learning difficulties support inquiry welcomed

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 3:20 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Learning difficulties support inquiry welcomed Rethinking Crime and Punishment has welcomed an inquiry into school system support for students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and autism spectrum disorders. More >>

Longer parole or shorter sentences that reduce reoffending?

Friday, 17 July 2015, 10:31 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Dr Polaschek’s recent research, which shows that prisoners who got early parole were 30 percent more likely to avoid reconviction over a period of more than two years, raises an important issue, says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime ... More >>

Government urged to reduce prison population

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:07 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Content: “In its latest e-publication, “If Prisons are a Cause of Crime, Why Not Reduce the Numbers?” http://www.rethinking.org.nz/default.aspx?page=5347 Rethinking Crime and Punishment are urging government to reduce the prison population by 15%, ... More >>

Prisoners and the right to vote

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 3:03 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Arthur Taylor and other serving prisoners, will take their case to end a ban on prisoners voting to the High Court in Auckland today (27 Jan 2015) http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/264583/prisoner-voting-case-in-high-court More >>

New Court Provisions on Restorative Justice

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 3:34 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“Contrary to popular assumptions”, says Professor Chris Marshall, who holds the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative Justice at Victoria University, “restorative justice is primarily about meeting the needs of victims, not about being soft on ... More >>

Claim that Paedophiles Can’t be Rehabilitated is Nonsense

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 9:02 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“Garth McVicar’s claim that there is no known cure for paedophilia, and that paedophiles cannot be either cured or rehabilitated is absolute nonsense, and he knows it”, says Rethinking spokesperson Kim Workman. McVicar, spokesperson for ... More >>

Racism in Youth Justice System

Monday, 10 November 2014, 9:18 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment, is urging Ministers of the Crown and government officials to take a balanced response to the increasing Maori over-representation within the youth justice system. In its latest blog, “Does ... More >>

2015 Stout Fellow will write about Māori & Criminal Justice

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:29 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Kim Workman, founder and advocate for the Robson Hanan Trust, which administers the Rethinking Crime and Punishment and Justspeak initiatives, has been awarded the 2015 John David Stout Fellowship at Victoria University. More >>

Changing Public Attitudes Towards Crime and Punishment

Monday, 13 October 2014, 11:06 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s latest ‘Smart on Crime’ e-Pub series, will help people to grapple with new ideas about ‘what works’ to reduce crime and social harm, says spokesperson, Kim Workman. The publication, titled “What Do I ... More >>

Christians, the Death Penalty and Restorative Justice

Friday, 10 October 2014, 4:02 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Today is the 12th World Day Against the Death Penalty, promoted by the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty. Its aim is to strengthen the international dimension of the fight against the death penalty and to achieve the universal abolition of the ... More >>

Justice Sector Ministers a Formidable Combination

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 9:46 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

‘The three core Justice Sector Ministers have the potential to take the Justice Sector into a whole new era of change, “says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. It’s the sort of front row that Graeme Henry dreams about.” More >>

To New Minister of Justice Let’s Do Justice Differently

Friday, 3 October 2014, 11:56 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s latest Blog, Kim Workman talks about the events of the last month, and its impact on our ideas about justice. In a note to the new (and yet unknown) Minister of Justice, he refers to the last month as something of ... More >>

Fewer Prisoners Equals Less Crime

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 1:45 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In its latest blog, ‘Abolishing Parole and other Crazy Stuff’,’ at http://blog.rethinking.org.nz/2014/09/krill-and-womble-independent-policy.html , Rethinking Crime and Punishment urges government to rethink its approach to releasing prisoners. “The public expectation is that the excellent reductions in the crime ... More >>

Conservative’s Proposal to Abolish Parole Fatally Flawed

Thursday, 18 September 2014, 10:47 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The Conservative Party’s proposal to abolish parole doesn't stack up, however which way you look at it, concludes Kim Workman in Rethinking Crime and Punishment latest blog, ‘Abolishing Parole and Other Crazy Stuff’ at http://blog.rethinking.org.nz/2014/09/krill-and-womble-independent-policy.html ... More >>

ACT Leader Doesn't Know What Burglary Is

Saturday, 6 September 2014, 9:19 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The Party Leader’s Debate on TV One last night, revealed a fatal flaw in ACT’s policy on three strikes for burglary. http://tvnz.co.nz/vote-2014-news/child-poverty-burglary-light-up-minor-leaders-debate-6073899 , comments Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. More >>

Reducing Reoffending Statistic Challenged

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:19 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In Rethinking’s latest blog, http://blog.rethinking.org.nz/2014/08/th-bps-reducing-crime-and-reoffending.html it closely examines the current claim that reoffending in New Zealand has reduced by 12.5% since June 2011, and reveals how that figure has been achieved. It argues ... More >>

Confusion over BPS Reducing Crime and Reoffending Results

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:58 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

A survey has revealed widespread confusion – even amongst professionals in the justice sector – about what the government’s reducing crime and reoffending progress reports actually mean. More >>

Sex Offender’s Register – Minister Wise to Act with Caution

Monday, 4 August 2014, 10:21 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The Minister of Police, Anne Tolley, is wise to act with caution, in limiting the Sex Offender’s Register to child sex offenders, says Rethinking Crime and Punishment spokesperson Kim Workman. He was responding to the news that Ministers had signed ... More >>

Reassert the Place of Human Rights within the System

Friday, 1 August 2014, 10:05 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“If there is one major challenge, it is to reassert the place and preservation of human rights within the criminal justice system”, said Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. In a wide ranging speech ( http://www.rethinking.org.nz/assets/Papers%20and%20Presentations/140731Changing_Fashions_in_Criminal_Justice.pdf ... More >>

 

 

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