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Where is the Accountability?

Friday, 5 October 2018, 11:09 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A recent study conducted by Action Station and the University of Otago titled “They're Our Whanau” revealed an overwhelming majority of Māori only respondents believed structural racism and colonisation is to blame for disproportionate Māori prison ... More >>

Police Statistics Show Decrease In Homicide Victims

Friday, 28 September 2018, 5:12 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Police have released their latest statistic on Homicide Victims , and it shows a significant decrease in Homicide convictions in 2016 with 2017 looking to be lower again. Sensible Sentencing Trust Youth Advocate Jess McVicar says this is great news ... More >>

YETE For Youth

Friday, 7 September 2018, 12:54 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A teenage boy who has been in state care for 10 years, is being kept in prison because there is nowhere he can be bailed to! The teen who has been diagnosed as having foetal alcohol spectrum disorder and ADHD, has had 63 placements with Oranga Tamariki. Sensible ... More >>

‘Let-em-Out’ Little next Minister on block

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 2:26 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

‘Let-em-Out’ Little next Minister on block 29th June 2018 Justice Minister Andrew Little should be next Minister to lose his portfolios if the standards applied to Clare Curran were applied evenly, according to Garth McVicar, Founder of the Sensible ... More >>

Criminal Summit Leaves Victims Feeling Re-Victimised

Saturday, 25 August 2018, 12:12 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

25th August 2018 "A gentleman whose daughter had been murdered was told that he was “white and privileged." One of the many disturbing comments from the Criminal Summit. More >>

Judge finally applies Three Strikes as Parliament intended

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:58 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Today, a judge of the High Court finally had courage and integrity to apply the three strikes (3S) law as parliament intended it to be applied. Hayze Waitokia was appearing for sentence for his third strike, the stabbing of another man in the leg. While ... More >>

New Research Exposes Background of Violent Offenders

Monday, 20 August 2018, 3:37 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Evidence released today shows that 56% of males over 18 who committed a serious violent crime, were raised in homes without a father present. More >>

Your home is your castle

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 4:25 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

“A member of my family was attacked in their own home. Two vicious attackers who forced their way into what should have been our place of safety. Two men who for 45 minutes chose to do ALL the nasty crimes that are covered by the words ‘Home ... More >>

Criminal Justice Summit to take emotion out of crime

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:52 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Victims horrified at head of Criminal Justice Summit to take emotion out of crime 13th August 2018 More >>

PAROLE - A Modern Day Faery story

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:22 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

PAROLE - A Modern Day Faery story A time consuming charade designed to advance government policy 1st August 2018 Once upon a time the saying ‘do the crime, do the time’ was understood by ordinary people to mean the consequences of one’s actions had ... More >>

The heading ‘CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUMMIT’ says it all

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 5:15 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Justice Minister Andrew Little has said the upcoming Criminal Justice Summit is for victims as well as offenders, but Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) Youth Advocate Jess McVicar disagrees “The summit is meant to be about reforming our justice system ... More >>

Creative sentences are not restorative for victims

Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 10:20 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A couple of days ago Chester Borrows spoke on the AM show about his preference for a more creative sentencing system that involves a high rate of Restorative Justice (RJ). He said he believed about half the prison population would be okay in society, ... More >>

Address the drivers of crime BUT stop making excuses

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:08 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Address the drivers of crime BUT stop making excuses for offenders! 23rd July 2018 Today I watched an interview with ex National MP Chester Borrows on the AM Show talking about his heading an advisory group tasked with helping to reform the justice ... More >>

Justice Seminar’s conclusions written before it begins

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 3:36 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Justice Seminar’s conclusions written before it begins 12th July 2018 Andrew Little has today announced the membership of the panel of his “Justice Seminar” – with the required regulation alternative Maori name. From our knowledge of the members ... More >>

Youth Justice system protecting offenders

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 2:40 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The latest in a string of violent youth offending is that of a 17-year-old schoolboy who has appeared in the youth court on a series of rape charges. His identity cannot be revealed as all youth offenders who appear in the youth court get automatic name ... More >>

Parole is a privilege and not a right

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 2:06 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Twenty seven years ago, an evil man called Anthony Roma bludgeoned a young boy to death and left his brother fighting for his life. Roma claimed he was insane at the time, but a jury rejected that plea, and he was sentenced to the misnamed “life” ... More >>

Who is the “nutter” – Garth McVicar or Andrew Little?

Friday, 22 June 2018, 11:08 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

At a recent meeting in Parliament, Justice Minister Andrew Little congratulated Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth McVicar for giving Victims’ a voice and for forcing the justice system to make Victims’ a prominent part of the process. But in public, ... More >>

Third striker not just a bottom pincher

Sunday, 17 June 2018, 11:21 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Third striker not just a bottom pincher 17th June 2018 Raven Campbell, the first third striker under the “three strikes” regime, has been highlighted in a piece in the left wing blog “The Spinoff”, and portrayed as a poor harmless lad who ... More >>

Offender breaches Home Detention in less than 24 hours

Friday, 15 June 2018, 12:16 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The government wants to reduce the prison population by 30%, but when an offence involves violent crime it should never be used as an alternative to a prison sentence! More >>

Sensible Sentencing says “Thank you” to NZ First

Monday, 11 June 2018, 12:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

11th June 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust has today thanked the entire New Zealand First caucus for their strong stance on Three Strikes - blocking plans by Justice Minister Andrew Little to repeal the law. Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth ... More >>

 

 

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