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Sentencing reform in New Zealand: a proposal to establish a sentencing council

Young, Warren
June 4, 2015

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.


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