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Sensible Sentencing backs call to ban legal highs

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:23 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing backs call to ban legal highs The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the Government to take immediate action to ban legal highs. Trust Spokesman, Garth McVicar said he was appalled that the Government was so apathetic on an issue ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing supports call for Victims’ Commissioner

Sunday, 13 April 2014, 10:27 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is supporting a call for an independent Victims’ Commissioner saying it appears to be the only way to ensure Victims’ needs are adequately taken care of. More >>

Judge's criticism of sex attack victim leads to complaint

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:36 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is lodging a formal complaint against a Judge who was reluctant to allow a sex abuse victim to read her victim impact statement in court saying the Judge showed an unacceptable bias towards the offender. More >>

FURIOUS! Sexual Groomer Permitted to Supervise Girls

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 12:59 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust is outraged that a man convicted of sexually grooming a 12 year old girl only 18 months ago was appointed to referee and supervise a girls football and softball game. “This is absolutely horrific!” Nadia Crighton Spokesperson ... More >>

Upward Trend in Insanity Acquittals Alarming

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 10:45 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Acquittals for violent offending by reason of insanity are on the rise and showing no signs of abating according to the Sensible Sentencing Trust. More >>

Insanity Acquittals Antiquated

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 2:37 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Critics of mental health legislation are championing a change in the way those acquitted of offending due to insanity are dealt with by the Courts. Auckland man Max McGowan was acquitted of murder on last Thursday and is to be detained as a special patient ... More >>

Teacher Council Getting it Right – About Time!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 11:14 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust is pleased with the announcement from the Teachers Council that as from July 1st all disciplinary hearings for teachers charged with serious misconduct will be opened up to the public and media. More >>

‘FLASH’ recalled to prison – prompts call to rethink parole

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 9:53 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling for an overhaul of the parole system after yet another dangerous offender has been recalled to prison after the Parole Board had released him. Jason Dwayne Lilly murdered Linda Gordon in Kaitangata on 19th ... More >>

Parole Board Gets It Wrong, Again

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1:37 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Parole Board Gets It Wrong, Again The Sensible Sentencing Trust is outraged that yet another prisoner released on parole is on-the-run and terrifying New Zealand residence. “Once again the Parole Board has got it wrong,” Ruth Money, Spokesperson ... More >>

Justice Minister congratulated

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 7:43 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says the agreement to allow cross sharing of information between New Zealand and the United States is a constructive and practical tool to combat crime and has congratulated Minister Judith Collins. Justice Minister Judith ... More >>

Labour just doesn’t get it

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 12:30 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Labour only has itself to blame for its dismal poll results and will need to have a close look at long-term strategy if it is stand any chance at the next election. Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesman, Garth McVicar, said Labour had traditionally ... More >>

Judith Collins on the Right Track with Datalab

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 9:38 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Justice Minister, Hon Judith Collins, thrills the Sensible Sentencing Trust with her comments in regards to the Justice Sector Annual Report becoming more readily available to the public and the launch of a new exciting Datalab tool. More >>

Three strikes - a Public Safety Measure

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:15 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Stephen Ross a Wanganui defence lawyer says that the three strikes law had ‘no impact whatsoever’ on criminal offending. More >>

Standing Up for Children - A Peaceful Protest

Friday, 7 March 2014, 2:50 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) applauds the work of; V.O.I.C.E Now and 4thekidz, which have set up the New Zealand arm of the worldwide peaceful protest against child abuse. More >>

Sex Offender Database: About Time!!!

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 10:39 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is relieved that Police Minister Anne Tolley is finally pushing for the Sex Offenders Register in Parliament, but is skeptical it will pass quickly. “It seems more important things are on the Governments mind than the protection ... More >>

Convicted Paedophile's Privacy Protected

Friday, 21 February 2014, 5:03 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust are encouraged by the comments of the new privacy commissioner who has admitted the “disturbing” trend for people to use privacy breaches for their own gains. More >>

FACT: Car Crushing Works

Friday, 21 February 2014, 9:46 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is pleased with the findings that the illegal street racing offences have reduced by an impressive 49.6% in the past four years since the introduction of a controversial legislation. More >>

Just One Punch Campaign a step in the right direction

Friday, 21 February 2014, 9:37 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) applauds the Dunedin Police ‘Just One Punch’ campaign launched this week. The campaign, aimed at the potential consequences of a single punch, will coincide with student orientation. “This is a wonderful example ... More >>

Bell, Burton, Ryder – will the Parole Board ever learn?

Friday, 14 February 2014, 9:38 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is outraged that the Parole Board has released another violent offender, who reoffended only months later. More >>

Child Abuse Statistics Appall Sensible Sentencing Trust

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 10:09 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is outraged by the latest findings by the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report on child abuse. According to the report, children continue to be violently and sexually assaulted at a disturbing rate in New Zealand ... More >>

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