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NCJ Number: 198283 Find in a Library
Title: Conviction and Sentencing of Offenders in New Zealand: 1991 to 2000
Author(s): Philip Spier
Corporate Author: New Zealand Ministry of Justice
New Zealand
Date Published: December 2001
Page Count: 240
Sponsoring Agency: New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Wellington, New Zealand
Sale Source: New Zealand Ministry of Justice
Level 10, Charles Fergusson Bldg
Bowen Street
P.O. Box 180
New Zealand
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
Annotation: This statistical report provides information on criminal court proceedings' trends in prosecuting, convictions, and sentencing in New Zealand for a 10-year period, from 1991 to 2000.
Abstract: The information contained in this report was extracted from the Law Enforcement System data. Trends in the number of 14- to 16-year-olds apprehended by the police, and offending by young people that resulted in a court appearance are examined; as well as trends in the use of bail and in offending while on bail are also presented. Special topics on home detention and recidivism patterns are included. Topic areas include an introduction discussing background, structure of the report, and the quality of the data; prosecutions and convictions for all offenses; sentencing for all offenses; custodial sentences and remands; community-based sentences, monetary penalties, and court statistics on young offenders; trends in the use of bail and in offending while on bail; use of home detention in 2000; recidivism patterns for people convicted in 1995; and a summary of main findings. An extensive series of tables and figures is provided including information on the outcome of all charges prosecuted, 1991- 2000; total number of cases resulting in conviction in 2000 by type of offense and ethnicity of offender; average custodial sentence length imposed by type of violent offense; estimated total of cases involving a period of remand in custody for various lengths, and average custodial remand period; outcome of home detention hearing for front-end inmates sentenced in 2000; percentage of prosecutions resulting in each type of outcome; percentage of people on bail who offended while on bail, 1993 to 1998; and summary of pre-parole home detention in 2000. References
Main Term(s): Courts; Sentencing/Sanctions
Index Term(s): Convictions; Decisionmaking; Foreign courts; Foreign juvenile justice systems; Judicial decisions; Juvenile court trends; Juvenile justice research; Juveniles; New Zealand; Prosecution; Sentencing trends
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