Justice Sector Datalab

Research and evaluation collection

266 Results

Family Court Review: Case File Sample

Year: 2011

Agency: Ministry of Justice

Author: Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice, in collaboration with the judiciary and court staff reviewed a sample of Care of Children Act 2004 (CoCA) and Propert (Relationships) Act 1976 (PRA) cases to help inform the Review of the Family Court. The cases selected were not intended to be representative of all cases involving applications made under these Acts but, instead, provide some insight into the nature of more complex cases coming before the Family Court. Care of Children Act cases were selected as they relate to the welfare and safety of children and this case type presently accounts for the majority of substantive applications. Property (Relationships) Act cases were selected as these cases often take the longest to resolve.

Family Violence Risk Assessment: Review of international research

Year: 2011

Agency: NZ Police

Author: NZ Police

This review has been undertaken for New Zealand Police. Its purpose is to provide an overview of the international academic research and best practice literature on family violence risk assessment from about the last ten years, in order to inform improvements that the New Zealand Police may wish to make to its own family violence risk assessment processes.

The review therefore has a particular focus on the literature as it relates to family violence risk assessment by police organisations. It also focuses on risk assessment as it relates to predicting the reoccurrence of family violence, rather than the initial occurrence.

New Zealand Police Pre-Charge Warnings: Alternative Resolutions evaluation report

Year: 2011

Agency: NZ Police

Author: NZ Police

This is the final evaluation report of the Pre-Charge Warning: Alternative Resolutions initiative. The initiative is part of the Policing Excellence work stream and responds to calls from New Zealand Police (Police), the Law Commission and judiciary to develop better alternatives to hold offenders to account for less serious offending without having to use the courts.

The findings in this report cover Police charge data from regional implementation in November 2009 to the end of May 2010. Data is also drawn from observations, interviews and surveys of police staff, offenders and victims.

About Time: Turning people away from a life of crime and reducing re-offending

Year: 2011

Agency: Corrections

Author: Corrections

A report from the Department of Corrections to the Minister of Corrections introducing options for reducing the use of imprisonment under the headings: prevention, alternative sentencing, rehabilitation of established adult offenders. (2001)

Reconviction Rates of Sex Offenders: Five year follow-up study

Year: 2011

Agency: Corrections

Author: Corrections

This report summarises patterns of reconviction and re-imprisonment of exactly 1100 male sex offenders who were released from prison during the 36-month period from 1 January 2001 to 31 December 2003.  The conviction dataset included any reconviction for offences that occurred within 60 months of an individual offender’s release date (up to 31 December 2008).

Risk assessment of recidivism of violent sexual female offenders

Year: 2011

Agency: Corrections

Author: Corrections

The Department of Corrections has recognised that women offenders have specific needs, prompting the development of policies on security classification of female offenders (Department of Corrections, 2002) and enhancing the effectiveness of offender management for women offenders (Department of Corrections, 2003a). In the latter framework, women child sex offenders and serious violent offenders are recognised as the first priority in targeting women for treatment programmes.

The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2009: Technical Report

Year: 2010

Agency: National Research Bureau (NRB), Statistical Insights and Ministry of Justice

Author: Ken Sutton, James Reilly and Ministry of Justice

This report describes the design and methods of the 2009 New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS).

Understanding our Court Users: Court User Survey 2010

Year: 2010

Agency: Colmar Brunton

Author: Colmar Brunton

The Court User Survey is designed to measure, across a range of courts, user experience of, and satisfaction with, frontline services and facilities provided by the Ministry at the court sites included in the survey. The intention is to repeat this survey at specified intervals. Court users, excluding the judiciary, other professionals and Ministry of Justice staff, were interviewed at the eight largest District and combined courts in New Zealand, and at the Auckland High Court. The Ministry of Justice commissioned Colmar Brunton to conduct the 2010 Court User Survey.

The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2009: Summary Booklet

Year: 2010

Agency: Ministry of Justice

Author: Ministry of Justice

Summarises the results of the 2009 New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) which attempts to show how much crime occurs, who experiences it and how victims respond.

The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2009: Main Findings Report

Year: 2010

Agency: Ministry of Justice

Author: Ministry of Justice

The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) provides information for researchers, policy makers and the public about the nature and extent of crime and victimisation in New Zealand. By talking to New Zealanders, the NZCASS attempts to show how much crime occurs, who experiences it and how victims respond. It also collects information about people