Justice Sector Datalab

Research and evaluation collection

266 Results

New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2014

Year: 2015

Agency: Ministry of Justice

Author: Ministry of Justice

The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) is a face-to-face survey of almost 7000 randomly chosen people living in New Zealand who are aged 15 or over. The NZCASS has been carried out three times: 2014, 2009 and 2006.

Policing the First World War: slygrogging, sex and sedition

Year: 2015

Agency: NZ Police

Author: Elizabeth Plumridge, Rowan Carroll, New Zealand Police Museum

In the 1914-18 war, civilian society in New Zealand had to turn itself into a militarised society. The population of New Zealand at the beginning of the Great War was a little over one million, of that number 100,000 were eligible to serve. Persuading those eligible to join up did not happen ‘naturally’: it required coercion on a grand scale. Throughout WWI New Zealand Police were the invisible military machine.
The New Zealand Police Museum have researched and written seven essays that explain the role of New Zealand Police during WWI, Please feel free to read and share but don’t forget to reference the source.

Sex Offenders

Year: 2015

Agency: Corrections

Around 500 offenders are sentenced to imprisonment each year for sex offences, which is only about 7 percent of total receptions. However, their sentences tend to be significantly longer than the average. Consequently, they spend longer periods in prison, and thus comprise a significant proportion of the prison population, a proportion which is slowly but steadily increasing. For this reason, as well as the fact their crimes are very serious, and the risks to public safety of any subsequent re-offending, they are an important focus for rehabilitation as well as post-release management.

Pacific Offenders

Year: 2015

Agency: Corrections

Offenders of Pacific ethnicity make up 12 percent of all prisoners, and a slightly lower proportion of the population of offenders serving community sentences (10%). This report provides a statistical breakdown of trends in the Pacific offender population in recent years, in relation to gender, offence type, age and other key characteristics.

Young Offenders

Year: 2015

Agency: Corrections

While offenders under the age of 20 account for a small proportion of offenders serving sentences administered by Corrections, they are an important target group. Effective intervention with young offenders has the potential to have a substantial impact on re-offending, shortening what might otherwise be lengthy criminal trajectories.