Justice Sector Datalab

Research and evaluation collection

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Reconviction patterns of offenders managed in the community: A 48-months follow-up analysis

Year: 2008

Agency: Corrections

Author: Corrections

This report summarises patterns of reconviction and imprisonment, over a 48 months period, amongst almost 35,000 offenders who started community sentences (Supervision, Community Work) and orders (front-end Home Detention) during the 12 months period 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003.

The analysis reveals important differences of reconviction behaviour of different sub-groups of offenders who started community sentences in 2002/03.  Offender characteristics such as gender, age at start of sentence, ethnicity, offence type and offenders' previous criminal history are each examined with reference to reconviction and imprisonment.

The report is part of a sequence of reports, available on the Department of Corrections' website; earlier reports have presented reconviction and re-imprisonment amongst released prisoners with 36 and 48 months follow-up periods.

The Experience of E-crime: Findings from New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006

Year: 2007

Author: Pat Mayhew and James Reilly

This report presents results from questions in the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) 2006 about what can be loosely grouped under a label of ‘electronic crime’ – e-crime.

New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006: Technical Report

Year: 2007

Agency: Statistical Insights and ACNielsen

Author: James Reilly and Charles Sullivan

This paper has been superseded by the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) 2014.

New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006: Key Findings Report

Year: 2007

Author: Pat Mayhew and James Reilly

This paper has been superseded by the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) 2014.

Family Mediation: Evaluation of the Pilot

Year: 2007

Author: Helena Barwick and Alison Gray

This study was undertaken to enable the Ministry of Justice to identify any implementation issues with the family mediation pilot, assess the costs of this pilot, and assess the experiences of the various participants, including their satisfaction with the process. It considered matters such as referrals and attendance, immediate outcomes of mediation and returns to court by the parties.

Community Safety: Findings from the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006

Year: 2007

Author: Pat Mayhew and James Reilly

This paper has been superseded by the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) 2014.

Evaluation of Youth Offending Teams in New Zealand

Year: 2007

Agency: Ministry of Justice

Author: Anne Harland and Amanda Borich

The Youth Offending Strategy (2002) recommended the establishment of local Youth Offending Teams (YOTs) to provide leadership and co-ordinate youth justice service delivery at a local level to young offenders. After four years of operation it was considered timely that an evaluation of YOTs be carried out to help inform the future direction and support required for these teams. This report presents the findings of the evaluation.

Heretaunga Tiaki Tamariki Project Outcome Evaluation - 2007

Year: 2007

Agency: NZ Police

Author: NZ Police

Heretaunga Tiaki Tamariki is a community youth programme aimed at reducing repeat offending of high-risk young people aged between 11 and 17 years, and is located in the Flaxmere Police Station. The report is the final evaluation of the HTT Project. It covers the period from programme inception on 10 February 2003 to 31 December 2005.

In 2002 Heretaunga Tiaki Tamariki project (HTT), based in Hastings was one of 14 community youth programmes selected nationally to reduce youth offending. The programme received $510,000 over three years. This outcome evaluation considers the effectiveness of HTT over three years, 2003-2005.

He Waka Tapu Violence and Abuse Intervention Programme and Caseworker Programme Outcome Evaluation - 2007

Year: 2007

Agency: NZ Police

Author: NZ Police

He Waka Tapu Trust is a Maori health and social services organisation operating in the region of Ngāi Tahu ki autahi (Christchurch) in the South Island. He Waka Tapu was established to provide a Kaupapa Maori service for Maori men and their whānau experiencing domestic violence. This report is the final evaluation of the two Community Youth Programmes provided by He Waka Tapu Trust i.e. the Violence and Abuse Intervention Programme and the Wraparound Caseworker Programme.

In 2002 He Waka Tapu (HWT) Violence and Abuse Intervention programme and the HWT Wraparound programme, based in Christchurch, were two of 14 community youth programmes selected nationally to reduce youth offending. The programmes collectively received $298,500 over three years. This outcome evaluation considers the effectiveness of the two HWT programmes.

Evaluation of DARE to make a Choice

Year: 2007

Agency: NZ Police

Author: Victoria University of Wellington

The Crime and Justice Research Centre (CJRC) carried out a new evaluation of the DARE to make a Choice (Choice) drug education programme. The evaluation was based on a ‘best practice’ approach outlined in a CJRC scoping study commissioned by NZ Police in 2005. The premise was that if the best practice principles are being met, it is reasonable to suppose this provides good indirect information of Choice’s likely effectiveness in meeting its aims and objectives.