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NCJ Number: 152467 Find in a Library
Title: New Zealand Department of Justice Annual Report for the Year Ended 30 June 1994
Corporate Author: New Zealand Dept of Justice
New Zealand
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 154
Sponsoring Agency: New Zealand Dept of Justice
Wellington, New Zealand
Publication Number: ISBN 0-477-07680-7
Sale Source: New Zealand Dept of Justice
Private Box 180
New Zealand
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
Annotation: The New Zealand Department of Justice's annual report for fiscal year 1994 presents the mission, goals, and organization of the department, as well as information and statistics on departmental operations and achievements.
Abstract: The Department of Justice provides administrative and information services to courts, administers correctional services, administers various legal records, participates in law reform, manages the parliamentary electoral system, and provides official advice on legal issues and criminal justice policy. Two areas of development over fiscal year 1994 show the department's commitment to innovation, continuous improvement, and modern management practices. First, the department continued to review its operations with the completion of the Tyler Report on the activities of the Courts Division, further development of prison policies and procedures, and refinement of unit and case management in penal institutions. Privatization in the provision of services in the justice system moved forward. Legislation that would allow for contracting out prison management and prison escorts was placed before Parliament. Also, a contract was signed for private-sector involvement in technology development of the Public Registries computer system. In other areas, policy proposals on alternative ways of addressing the needs of crime victims were further developed. The Department acted to improve the coordination of advice on criminal justice policy, both internally and between government agencies involved in the criminal justice system. Tabular data relevant to each of the department's operations are included, along with financial information and a report on departmental management.
Main Term(s): Foreign courts
Index Term(s): Foreign correctional systems; Foreign criminal justice systems
Note: Presented to the New Zealand House of Representatives pursuant to section 30 of the Public Finance Act 1989.
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