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Three Strikes legislation captures Sexual Predator

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 10:05 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Three strikes was always primarily about protection of the community first and foremost - in this case that means protection of elderly women from sexual assault. If the system can succeed where it has failed so many times before and rehabilitates ... More >>

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Friday, 27 March 2015, 11:40 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Youth Advocate for the Sensible Sentencing Trust, Jess McVicar is incensed at what she sees as attempts to lessen the responsibility and potential sentence of the two men accused of the murder of Shalvin Prasad. More >>

SST Congratulates NZ First on Name Suppression proposal

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 9:56 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust congratulates NZ First for acting on the issue of post-conviction name suppression with their new Bill put forward by Winston Peters. More >>

SST Congratulates Black Caps

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 8:49 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“The Black Caps not only achieved an amazing victory tonight they set a magnificent example for youth the width and breadth of New Zealand.” SST Founder Garth McVicar More >>

St Beads gets support from Sensible Sentencing Trust

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 8:57 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

St Beads gets support from Sensible Sentencing Trust The SST asks, “Have our schools been stripped of the right to impose rules of accountability, boundaries, consequences and discipline [ABCD]? The Sensible Sentencing Trust has come out in support of St ... More >>

Prisoner education learning places to nearly double

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:22 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Most young people have a significant student loan to repay once they get a job and I certainly hope the prisoners are required to pay back the cost of their education as well – but I seriously doubt it. It just wouldn’t be politically correct to ... More >>

Accused Killers Should Not Get Bail

Sunday, 8 March 2015, 11:28 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Founder of New Zealand’s largest justice reform and victims’ rights organisation says politicians are paying lip service to public safety and this latest killer-on-the-run bail debacle is further proof that they think law abiding citizens are entirely expendable. More >>

Australia New Zealand MoU not good enough

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 9:43 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The new Australia and New Zealand trans-Tasman agreement to share information on criminals being deported doesn’t go far enough says SST Youth Advocate. More >>

Rift Jeopardises Public Safety

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 3:30 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is incensed that a rift between the Department of Corrections and the Parole Board has the potential to undermine public safety. More >>

Murderers take a walk in the park – How disgusting is that!

Monday, 2 March 2015, 12:25 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Fancy a leisurely stroll in the park with your kids running around having fun - now picture that with 3 convicted criminals walking through that same park. All 3 convicted of heinous crimes. All 3 have are repeat offenders. More >>

Sensible Sentencing challenges MPs to refuse pay rise

Friday, 27 February 2015, 9:19 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“I realise this will take courage and we extend an open challenge to all MPs – or any MP from any party – to have the courage to be the first to stand up and publicly denounce this nonsense and refuse to accept the pay rise.” - Garth McVicar More >>

SST welcomes Parole Amendment Bill

Wednesday, 25 February 2015, 2:41 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is pleased to hear the Parole Amendment Bill has passed its final hearing, so the Parole Board will now have the ability to impose a maximum of an up to 5 year postponement order where they deem there is no opportunity ... More >>

Thinking in Silo’s exacerbates problem

Thursday, 19 February 2015, 11:53 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Calls for openness around offending by mental health patients has come from the Sensible Sentencing Trust in the wake of the murder of Cathy Stewart. More >>

Sensible Sentencing Congratulates the Parole Board

Friday, 13 February 2015, 5:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Congratulates the Parole Board 13 February 2015 The Sensible Sentencing Trust congratulates the Parole Board for standing its ground and resisting moves by the Corrections Department to risk public safety by letting Paul Joseph ... More >>

Another Three Strikes Poster Boy

Friday, 30 January 2015, 10:06 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A recent Christchurch case reminds us all what a wonderfully effective and discriminating tool the "three strikes" law promoted by Sensible Sentencing Trust, and passed into law in 2010 by the then National - ACT government is proving to be. More >>

Brutal Home Invasion on Defenceless Elderly Couple

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 2:34 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Home invasions are despicable and cowardly crimes that must result in a mandatory sentence that reflects the public’s abhorrence and lets the criminals know that society will not tolerate this sort of behaviour.” Leigh Woodman. More >>

Mentality of Releasing Killers Questioned

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:51 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Recent media coverage of mentally ill killers being released unsupervised into the community has prompted the Sensible Sentencing Trust to call into question the safety of such decisions. More >>

Scumbags Get Pathetic Sentence

Friday, 5 December 2014, 9:26 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Spokesperson for the Sensible Sentencing Trust Jayne Walker is appalled at the leniency of Judge Cameron Mander on sentencing Shay Barry Webster, 22 and Jason Alistor Barr, 44 in Christchurch earlier today, for setting fire to and killing 55 year old Terry ... More >>

Manifestly inadequate sentence for horrific manslaughter

Friday, 5 December 2014, 9:24 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Manifestly inadequate sentence for horrific manslaughter Sensible Sentencing joins with the victim's ex-wife in being shocked at the sentences handed down to the killers of Terry Smith, who was doused with petrol and set alight by two violent thugs, each ... More >>

Violent thug deserves four year sentence, not sympathy

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 10:35 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing wonders why trained Judges seem to find a very simple law hard to follow. After a case last month where a Judge indulged in verbal gymnastics to avoid giving the mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole (LWOP) to a ... More >>



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