Source: (2008) In Arie Freiberg and Karen Gelb, Eds., Penal Populism, Sentencing Councils and Sentencing Policy. Cullompton, Devon UK: Willan Publishing. Pp.179-190

This chapter outlines the background to the New Zealand Law Commission's recommendations and the context within which they were developed; the problems that the Commission perceives with the current sentencing regime; the nature of the Commission's reforms; and the reasons why the Commission believes that they will address those problems.