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Criminologists want tougher penalties for climate polluters

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 11:41 am | Roger Brooking

Criminology graduates and a senior criminology lecturer at VUW are calling for the Climate Change Amendment Bill currently before Parliament to be totally transformed so that it reflects the reality that the world is facing an existential crisis. More >>

Detective Who Wanted Prison Staff Prosecuted In Jai Davis Case Replaced

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:34 pm | Roger Brooking

No one in the Corrections Department has ever been prosecuted over an ‘unnatural death’ in prison. In what could have been the first case, Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Blackie (below), who conducted the police investigation into the death of Jai ... More >>

Collins rearranges deck chairs on the ship of Corrections

Tuesday, 30 August 2011, 10:41 am | Roger Brooking

Judith Collins is captain of the ship called Corrections. Since she took over, the rehabilitation and reintegration services have been combined into one team; and two weeks ago, Ms Collins announced that Corrections is to employ 227 case managers to ... More >>

Illiterate prisoners not allowed to attend rehabilitation

Monday, 29 August 2011, 10:05 am | Roger Brooking

90% of prisoners have low literacy levels. Corrections Minister, Judith Collins acknowledges that a lack of literacy is a serious problem but claims to be tackling the issue. Launching a ‘Prisoner Skills and Employment Strategy’ in October 2009, she said: More >>

How Binge Drinking Affects The Teenage Brain

Wednesday, 4 February 2009, 12:30 pm | Roger Brooking

As children grow, cells in the brain (known as neurons) are constantly making new connections with other cells in the brain. The stronger these neural pathways within the brain become, the more efficiently children can perform new skills. Neural pathways ... More >>

Roger Brooking: Getting Away With Murder

Wednesday, 28 January 2009, 9:03 am | Roger Brooking

Alcohol sells so well in New Zealand, it doesn’t need to be advertised. However, the liquor industry spends approximately $75 million a year on advertising and sponsorship. More >>

The worst alcohol problem in NZ is in Parliament

Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 2:16 pm | Roger Brooking

The worst alcohol problem in New Zealand is in Parliament. Its not that politicians drink too much, although that’s a definite possibility; it’s because political parties use conscience voting to decide policy on alcohol related issues. Instead ... More >>

How NZ encourages repeat drink driving

Tuesday, 27 January 2009, 2:11 pm | Roger Brooking

Obviously, not everyone who drinks and drives has a drinking problem. But many do. For someone who does have a drinking problem, poor decision-making is almost inevitable. More >>

Alcohol related deaths at pandemic levels

Friday, 27 June 2008, 11:56 am | Roger Brooking

The current focus on problems caused by alcohol in New Zealand occurs in a context which most New Zealanders are unaware of. Over 1,000 people in New Zealand die directly from alcohol related causes each year – because of car accidents, drownings, liver ... More >>

Karl Kuchenbecker Case - The Coroner Got It Wrong

Monday, 23 June 2008, 10:57 am | Roger Brooking

By Roger Brooking On June 18, the Wellington coroner Garry Evans released his report into the death of Karl Kuchenbecker. According to Mr Evans, the fundamental mistake in the mismanagement of convicted murderer Graeme Burton's parole in 2006 was treating ... More >>