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The dark side of paradise: Explaining New Zealand’s history of high imprisonment.

Pratt, John
June 4, 2015

Source: (2006) British Journal of Criminology. 46:541-560.

This paper examines and explains the way in which cultural factors specific to New Zealand have
contributed to this country’s historically high rate of imprisonment; certainly, when compared to
the two jurisdictions it has most in common with Australia, and England and Wales, and, by
extension, most other Western democratic societies. (author’s abstract)


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