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Crime, law, and justice in New Zealand

Author: Greg Newbold
Publisher: New York, NY : Routlege, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Crime and Justice in New Zealand examines the recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the twentieth century to the present. Serving as the only New Zealand-specific criminal justice text, this book takes a direct look at what is unique about the country's criminal justice system and recent crime trends. Crime rates peaked in the early 1990s and have fallen  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Newbold
ISBN: 9781138192409 1138192406 9781138192416 1138192414
OCLC Number: 930875562
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: x, 285 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Dishonesty --
Gender --
Sex --
Violence --
Youth and Ethnicity --
Drugs --
Gangs and organised crime --
Corrections and crime control.
Responsibility: Greg Newbold.

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"Crime and Justice in New Zealand examines the recent crime trends and the social, political, and legal changes in New Zealand from the end of the twentieth century to the present. Serving as the only New Zealand-specific criminal justice text, this book takes a direct look at what is unique about the country's criminal justice system and recent crime trends. Crime rates peaked in the early 1990s and have fallen since. Newbold considers why this happened through factors such as economy, ethnic composition, changing cultural trends, and legislative developments in policing and criminal justice. He unpacks various types of crime separately-violent crime, property crime, drug crime, gang crime, organised crime, etc.-and examines each in terms of the various complex factors affecting it, using illustrative examples from recent high-profile cases."--Wheelers.co.nz.

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Many New Zealanders have their own theories on crime, its causes, andsolutions, generally based on a limited understanding of the complexitiesof the topic. Greg Newbold's detailed research Read more...

 
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This is a book review of Crime, Law and Justice in New Zealand by Greg Newbold. This review summarises some issues raised at a public event at the author’s home institution on 6 October 2016 (event was live-tweeted at #rapeculturenz). These issues unfortunately mean the book...
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