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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 >>

Judith Collins and Women’s Refuge – ‘Doing a Katie Bradford’

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 2:47 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In Rethinking’s latest blog; http://blog.rethinking.org.nz/2014/07/judith-collins-and-womens-refuge.html Kim Workman suggests that Ms Collins treatment of the Women’s Refuge in a recent Q and A interview, could spark a new slang term in the national lexicon – ‘Doing ... More >>

VERBATIM needs your support!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:55 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Last year our partner organisation JustSpeak embarked on a collaboration with a local theatre company Last Tapes Theatre to produce two short New Zealand plays that offer audiences the opportunity to hear the words of offenders, victims and families ... More >>

Public Sex Offenders Register Will Not Protect Children

Thursday, 17 July 2014, 11:12 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“Criminal justice professionals invited to speak at the Sensible Sentencing Trust debate to launch a campaign for the establishment of a Public Sex Offenders Register, told the audience that such a register will do more harm than good” said Kim Workman, ... More >>

McVicar’s Murder Statistics Geared to Instill Public Fear

Monday, 14 July 2014, 10:47 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Garth McVicar’s claim that murders in New Zealand had risen from 2 to 3 a year up to 160 a year is seriously wrong, says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. More >>

Conservatives Law and Order Policy Based on Mythology

Friday, 11 July 2014, 11:00 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“The Conservative Party’s Law and Order current slogan ‘Stand for Something’ should be changed to ‘Stand for Anything’ says Kim Workman, Rethinking Crime and Punishment, in its latest ‘Smart on Crime’ blog. More >>

Smart on Crime ePub series - Issue No 1

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 10:27 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

This Smart on Crime ePub Series is Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s contribution to the public discussion and debate on criminal justice issues. It is intended that this information and discussion will contribute to a more effective crime and justice ... More >>

Korotangi Paki – The Shame is Punishment Enough

Monday, 7 July 2014, 10:12 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The public discussion surrounding the discharge without conviction of Korotangi Paki, son of King Tuheitia is missing an important point, says Kim Workman, in Rethinking’s latest blog, .Korotangi Paki – ‘Waiho mā te whakamā e patu – ‘Let Shame ... More >>

Media Needs to be Well Informed on Law and Order issues

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 12:02 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Rethinking Crime and Punishment is urging media outlets to be better informed on crime on justice issues, heading into the general election. “In its latest blog , “Seven Sharp and Penal Policy – Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” spokesperson ... More >>

Highlights from Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s Newsletter

Monday, 30 June 2014, 10:46 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

There’s a Law and Order Discussion to be Had After All! Previous pre-election law and order debates were dominated by “tough on crime’ rhetoric. This one’s different; as the public mood has shifted, so has the discussion - away from ‘lock ... More >>

Offender Rehabilitation Should Occur Outside Prison

Friday, 27 June 2014, 12:37 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s Kim Workman, and Sensible Sentencing Trust’s Garth McVicar, have finally found common ground – both agree that prison is not an ideal place to rehabilitate offenders. More >>

Survey: How Do NZers Understand the BPS Crime Targets

Friday, 20 June 2014, 4:50 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

On the 28th April. Justice Minister Judith Collins announced that the latest Justice sector Better Public Services results for reducing crime and re-offending, were the best quarterly results since the targets were set. The Better Public Services (BPS) ... More >>

Structural Discrimination within the Justice System

Friday, 20 June 2014, 11:09 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s latest blog, it discusses New Zealand’s response to the outcome of the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the government's human rights performance, adopted yesterday in Geneva. More >>

Denial of Maori Prisoner Voting Rights Breaches Treaty

Friday, 13 June 2014, 10:20 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In its latest blog, Rethinking Crime and Punishment discusses ‘Prison lawyer’ Arthur Taylor’s claim to the High Court that the legislation denying prisoners the right to vote, is not only a breach of the Bill of Rights, but of Article Three ... More >>

 

 

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