Source: (2004) Wellington, New Zealand: Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington. Downloaded 2 February 2005.

This paper examines the growth, influence and limits of penal populism in New Zealand. In this country it argues that there were four crucial factors associated with this: disenchantment with the existing democratic process; the dynamics of crime and insecurity in a period of considerable social change; the growth and influence of ‘victimization groups’; the emergence of a new kind of penal expertise. Authors' abstract.

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