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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 >>

ACT should abandon Three Strikes

Tuesday, 22 April 2014, 11:10 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Rethinking Crime and Punishment is urging right wing politicians to do their homework before coming up with one-off “tough on crime – high on vengeance’ sentencing policies for which there is no evidence of success. He was responding to the ACT ... More >>

New Zealand's Human Rights reputation takes a battering

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:08 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“New Zealand’s reputation in the international Human Rights community has taken a serious battering, following the release of a statement by the UN Working Party on Arbitrary Detention”, said Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and ... More >>

Bring in Independent Prison Monitoring Boards

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 11:53 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The regularity with which prisoner Arthur Taylor’s complaints have been found to have been justified, has led Rethinking Crime and Punishment to call for the establishment of Independent Prison Monitoring Boards to be established at each prison. Spokesperson ... More >>

Government Urged to Stop Spin on Crime Reduction Goals

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 9:07 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“The strong public support for the Reducing Crime Strategy will quickly fade if government continues to put spin on the results”, says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. “The public needs to be able to trust the ... More >>

Where is the Youth Crime Action Plan?

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 9:06 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“It is inconceivable that the Minister of Justice can make a media statement congratulating Justice Sector and ministerial colleagues for reducing youth crime, without making any reference to the Youth Crime Action Plan”, says Kim Workman, spokesperson for ... More >>

Reoffending rates down, while prison numbers increase

Wednesday, 26 March 2014, 9:19 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Rethinking Crime and Punishment is calling for a review into why the imprisonment levels have not shifted in the wake of significant reductions in recorded crime and reoffending. More >>

‘Victim-centred’ justice not happening at the Parole Board

Thursday, 6 March 2014, 9:44 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment, told the Law and Order Select Committee, that victims should have more involvement with the Parole Board rather than less. He was making a submission on the Parole Amendment Bill, which ... More >>

ACT Proposal to imprison 3rd time burglars ‘lazy thinking’

Sunday, 2 March 2014, 12:24 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

ACT’s proposal to expand the ‘three strikes’ concept to send burglars to prison for three years without parole on their third offence, is a prime example of lazy thinking, says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. “It ... More >>

Ministerial Interference May Affect Human Rights Commission

Friday, 21 February 2014, 11:32 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act seriously affect the Human Rights Commission’s ability to act independently of government, Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment, told the Justice and Electoral Committee yesterday. More >>

NZ First’s short, sharp prison sentences “yesterday’s ideas”

Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 9:34 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

New Zealand First’s intention to bring in short, sharp prison sentences with hard labour to deter offenders, are yesterday’s ideas, says Kim Workman, Spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. He was referring to Winston Peter’s opinion ... More >>

Police Set Scene for More Relational Approach to Crime

Friday, 14 February 2014, 11:37 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“The Police are setting the scene for a change in the way government agencies reduce crime”, says Rethinking Crime spokesperson Kim Workman. He was referring to the Dompost article of 8 Feb ‘Killing Gangs with Kindness”, in which the Police ... More >>

Claims about Prison Healthcare Cost Without Factual Basis

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 11:29 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“It is disappointing that Sensible Sentencing has chosen to start off 2014, with yet another claim which has no basis in fact” said Rethinking Crime and Punishment spokesperson, Kim Workman, a former Deputy Director General of Maori Health, in the ... More >>

Appointment of Executive Director, Robson Hanan Trust

Monday, 27 January 2014, 12:25 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The Robson Hanan Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Ced Simpson to the position of Executive Director. The Trust administers the Rethinking Crime and Punishment project, and Justspeak, the Young Peoples Voice on Justice. Ced replaces ... More >>

Appointment of Executive Director, Robson Hanan Trust

Monday, 27 January 2014, 11:30 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The Robson Hanan Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Ced Simpson to the position of Executive Director. The Trust administers the Rethinking Crime and Punishment project, and Justspeak, the Young Peoples Voice on Justice. More >>

Rethinking Calls for Increase in Prison Family Days

Tuesday, 7 January 2014, 11:17 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Prison Unit Manager’s performance should include criteria which measure the extent to which they organise reintegrative activities for prisoners, says Kim Workman. He was responding to an article in theSunday Star Times, in which a High Security ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing‘s Policies Create More Victims

Monday, 16 December 2013, 12:55 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“If the Sensible Sentencing Trust is genuinely concerned for the victims of crime, it should promote policies that reduce crime. Unfortunately, it’s policies are directed at increasing offending, which produces more victims”, said Kim Workman, ... More >>

Call for Dame Margaret Bazley to Assume Police Leadership

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 9:55 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In its latest newsletter, Rethinking Crime and Punishment has called for a civilian to be appointed as the next Police Commissioner, and suggests that if someone like Dame Margaret Bazley, were appointed, it could prove the moral leadership necessary ... More >>

Prisoners Aid closure a blow to Prisoner Welfare

Friday, 6 December 2013, 1:40 pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

“The decision of the Prisoners Aid and Rehabilitation Trust to stop trading, is a devastating blow for its 30 plus staff, dozens of volunteers, and in particular, prisoners and their families and whanau”, says Kim Workman, of Rethinking Crime ... More >>

Survey Shows Public Rejects ‘Tough on Crime’ Rhetoric

Friday, 6 December 2013, 10:15 am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

The recent Colmar Brunton survey on ‘Public Perceptions of Crime’ , commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, indicates that the New Zealand public have very little support for the ‘tough on crime’ rhetoric of the last decade, says Kim Workman, ... More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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