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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 >>

Corrections ‘Burning Off’ Family Violence NGOs

Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 11:51 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The announcement that Family Violence community providers have boycotted a Corrections tender for the provision of male offenders in the community comes as no surprise, said Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. More >>

Rethinking Moves Forward

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 2:42 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s latest newsletter has a different format – the future focus will be on current and future activity, and include news about staff and volunteers, brief comments on crime and justice issues, media releases, submissions, ... More >>

Let the Bro’s Do it for Themselves

Wednesday, 21 May 2014, 10:32 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In its latest blog, Rethinking Crime and Punishment has urged the government to work positively with those gang leaders who want to live in peaceful co-existence, renounce crime, and become a force for good in the community. More >>

Launch of ‘Smart on Crime’ blog

Monday, 5 May 2014, 3:06 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The ‘Smart on Crime’ blog ( blog.rethinking.org.nz ) makes its first public appearance today. It is one more way Rethinking Crime and Punishment’s contributes to the public discussion and debate on criminal justice issues, with the expectation that ... More >>

Justice Sector’s Next Goal Must be to Reduce Prison Numbers

Wednesday, 30 April 2014, 12:47 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“The next challenge for the Better Public Service Reducing Crime and Reoffending Plan sticks out a mile. It’s revised goal now that it has achieved the lowest crime rate since 1978, is to reduce the imprisonment rate to the 1978 level of 88 per 100,0000 ... More >>

Imprison public servants who leak sex offender’s information

Monday, 28 April 2014, 9:50 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“Public servants who choose to leak sex offender’s information to the public should be imprisoned”, says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. More >>

ACT fabricates 3 strikes claim

Thursday, 24 April 2014, 10:10 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“Jamie Whyte’s claim the UK 3 strikes legislation in 1999 has reduced burglary by 35% is a fabrication” says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. “Since last Monday, Mr Whyte has constantly claimed a connection between ... More >>

 

 

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