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Petricevic should serve his full sentence

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 7:37 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust abhors the Parole Board’s decision to release the serial fraudster Rod Petricevic less than half way into his six year 10 month sentence for fraudulently diverting investors’ money to his own purpose – buying, among ... More >>

Is Electronic Monitoring Fool Proof Or Run by Fools?

Friday, 21 August 2015, 8:12 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust says that Electronic Monitoring is putting public safety in jeopardy and is calling for a complete review of the system. More >>

Crime wave to hit New Zealand

Sunday, 16 August 2015, 11:15 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“This is one-way traffic of epic proportions and is alarming for New Zealanders, this is the most damning evidence on how violent some sectors of New Zealand society has become.” - McVicar More >>

A sex offender register is a child’s right

Friday, 14 August 2015, 9:29 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Attorney General has a responsibility as guardian of public interest, by definition that must include our children, but if Mr. Finlayson has been reported correctly it appears he is more concerned about the protection of child abusers than the protection ... More >>

Mother Sold Her Daughter to Next Door Neighbor for Sex

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 1:55 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Victim Advocacy group says they sincerely hope the Judge throws the full force of the law at the Mother who sold her young daughter to the next door neighbour for sex. More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust Congratulates Minister of Justice

Saturday, 8 August 2015, 10:31 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The SST is thrilled with Minister Adam's announcement on Wednesday that there will be a review with the intention of strengthening New Zealand’s legislative response to family violence. Spokesperson for the trust Jayne Walker says "We think it ... More >>

Blessie – Robertson – Keane – Brewer – You be the Judge

Friday, 7 August 2015, 9:41 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the Government to change the law to allow the Crown to apply for preventive detention to be re-considered when an offender has reached the end of their sentence. More >>

Blessie: Sos to Simon Bridges to Change Law

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 4:32 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“Mr Bridges is now in a position to instigate a review of New Zealand’s Justice System to ensure a repeat of the Blessie Gotingco tragedy never happens again.” Garth McVicar More >>

Greater scope to impose Preventive Detention needed

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 8:09 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the Government to change the law to allow the Crown to apply for preventive detention to be re-considered when an offender has reached the end of their sentence. More >>

PM wrong on sex-offender register - McVicar

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 5:20 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Founder of New Zealand’s largest privately funded Victims’ Rights and Justice Reform organisation says the Prime Minister doesn’t seem to understand the issues around paedophilia, the prolific nature of it and the harm paedophiles are causing ... More >>

Arsonists Sentence Step in the Right Direction: SST

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 8:17 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The sentence handed down to a Blenheim man charged with the Christmas Day arson of a Work and Income office has been welcomed by the Sensible Sentencing Trust. More >>

Blessie Gotingco: Public consulted on killer’s sentence

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 5:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The public are being invited to take part in a survey on what the sentence of the man found guilty of the murder of Blessie Gotingco should be. More >>

Blessie Gotingco: Public consulted on killers sentence

Thursday, 25 June 2015, 4:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The public are being invited to take part in a survey on what the sentence of the man found guilty of the murder of Blessie Gotingco should be. More >>

Arun Kumar murder - two steps back for Law & Order

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:36 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The accused murderer of Arun Kumar was found not guilty on charges of murder instead guilty of manslaughter. His accomplice was found not guilty of all charges. More >>

Three Strikes Spells More Trouble for Labour

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 12:53 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

With the five year anniversary of “three strikes” (3S), the Sensible Sentencing trust set up a poll on its website [ www.sst.org.nz] to get some feel for voters’ reaction to Labour who say they “want the three strikes law gone”. A healthy ... More >>

Labour just doesn’t get it – SST launches poll to prove it!

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 3:46 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

4th June 2015 In June 2010 the National government passed a “three strikes” (3S) law. On 3 June 2015 the Labour Party’s Justice Spokesperson Jacinda Ardern announced that Labour “wanted the law gone”. The law applies only to offences of serious ... More >>

USA Judge gives child abuser 160 years

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 10:57 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Judge William Carpenter sentenced serial child abuser to 160 years saying he would never harm a child again, the Sensible Sentencing Trust says New Zealand need similar sentences if we are to ever get on top of child abuse. More >>

Three Strikes - Five Years On

Tuesday, 2 June 2015, 9:45 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

On 1 June the “three strikes” law had its fifth anniversary. Contrary to lofty predictions from the “experts” the prisons are not overflowing – the prison muster is about the same as five years ago – there have been no shootouts with ... More >>

Three Strikes five years on

Monday, 1 June 2015, 1:43 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

On 1 June the “three strikes” law had its fifth anniversary. Contrary to lofty predictions from the “experts” the prisons are not overflowing – the prison muster is about the same as five years ago – there have been no shootouts with ... More >>

Abduction attempt blamed on lax politicians

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 9:38 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Commenting after yesterday's attempted abduction of a five year old boy outside a Hastings school the Sensible Sentencing Trust has lashed out at politicians for “putting our kids at an undue and totally unacceptable risk”. More >>

 

 

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