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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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