Law & Justice

Ten Key Issues and Recommendations to the OHCHR for Addressing Police Brutality and Racism

By: Conflict Scholars Collective for Healing and Racial Reconciliation
Published: 2020-12-08

This research has identified ten issues and recommendations to contribute to the OHCHR’s timely report on systemic racism and police brutality.

Human Rights & Civil Liberties Peace, Violence & Conflict Resolution
Law & Justice

Victims’ Voices: The Justice Needs and Experiences of New Zealand Serious Crime Victims

By: Petrina Hargrave
Published: 2019-08-29

In-depth interviews were conducted with 32 victims of serious crime in New Zealand to explore their experience of procedural justice and what justice meant to them. In the study, 68%…

Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse Law & Justice
Advocacy

Domestic violence against ethnic women: Literature review

By: Shakti Community Council Inc.
Published: 2019-06-02

The research has been commissioned by Shakti Community Council Inc. This is a literature review on violence against ethnic women especially in NZ. It also explores the possible responses to…

Family Violence & Abuse Race & Ethnicity Women/Wāhine
Law & Justice

Understanding the barriers and drivers for Māori to undertake succession to ownership of Māori Land

By: Sara Passmore
Published: 2018-09-23

This report focuses on understanding the barriers and drivers for Māori to undertake succession through the Māori Land Court (MLC) to become owners of Māori freehold or customary land (Māori…

Law & Justice Māori Whānau Ora
People and Society

Operation and experience: Formative evaluation of the Transition from Care to Independence Service

By: Oranga Tamariki Evidence Centre - Te Pokapū Taunakitanga
Published: 2018-01-29

OverviewThis report details aggregate findings from a formative evaluation of two Auckland-based Transition from Care to Independence (TCI) services – Launch and Ka Awatea. The original impetus for this evaluation…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting
Ethnicity and Diversity

Perceptions of Community Safety in West Auckland

By: Moore, C. W., Bridgman G., Moore C. E. and M. Grey
Published: 2017-05-31

Community Safety is relevant at both individual and community levels. This research report is about perceptions of safety which is different from an objective measure of changing crime rates, or…

Community Development Crime & Safety Government – Central & Local
Economics

Experiences of grandparents raising grandchildren in getting income support from work and income offices in New Zealand

By: Dr Liz Gordon, Pukeko Research Ltd
Published: 2017-04-08

Grandparents raising grandchildren in New Zealand are entitled to the unsupported child benefit (UCB) if they meet the conditions for eligibility. To access the support, they are required to attend…

Ageing & Retirement Children & Youth Welfare & Benefits
Law & Justice

Study of grandparents in family court proceedings over their grandchildren prior to the 2014 changes to the court

By: Liz Gordon
Published: 2016-11-16

Grandparents raising grandchildren are often required to formalise caregiver arrangements before they are given access to support. Our study examined those who went to court before and after the family…

Children & Youth Families, Whānau and Parenting Law & Justice
Health

Awareness of Prevelance of Unwanted Sexual Behaviour

By: Research NZ
Published: 2016-06-01

This summary report details the results of a survey of n=1,076 New Zealand residents aged 18 years and older. The survey was conducted on behalf of the Male Survivors of…

Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse Men
Ethnicity and Diversity

African youth experiences with the Police and the New Zealand justice system

By: Camille Nakhid
Published: 2016-03-24

This report details an investigation into the experiences of African youth with the police and the New Zealand justice system. The research study involved a survey design to collect quantitative…

Children & Youth Law & Justice Migrants and Former Refugees
Law & Justice

English language issues for jury service by New Zealanders from migrant and refugee backgrounds

By: Hilary A Smith
Published: 2015-07-01

This paper describes an exploratory study carried out to identify the issues for jury service for people with low levels of English language ability. Questions were emailed to English language…

Language and Culture
Law & Justice

Access to Justice for Beneficiaries: A Community Law Response

By: Community Law Canterbury
Published: 2014-10-31

This research examined the legal needs of beneficiaries and how community law centres can respond. Beneficiaries’ experiences of accessing welfare entitlements, reviewing and appealing benefit decisions to Medical Appeals Boards,…

Law & Justice Poverty and Inequality Welfare & Benefits
Law & Justice

Reintegration Services in the Canterbury Region

By: Howard League for Penal Reform, Canterbury
Published: 2014-09-03

This is a study undertaken by the Howard league for Penal Reform on reintegration services in teh Canterbury region. It is a multi faceted study involving interviews with prison and…

Crime & Safety Law & Justice
Law & Justice

Protecting the Vulnerable: An Independent Review of NZ’s laws on trafficking, slavery & exploitation

By: Justice Acts New Zealand
Published: 2014-08-25

This is a legal review of all laws touching on the issue of human trafficking, slavery and labour exploitation in New Zealand. It makes recommendations for legislative and policy changes…

Crime & Safety Human Rights & Civil Liberties Law & Justice
Ethnicity and Diversity

The New Zealand Refugee Resettlement Strategy: implications for identity, acculturation and civic participation

By: Jay Marlowe, Allen Bartley, A. Hibtit
Published: 2014-08-20

The process of resettlement as a refugee often involves adapting to, and reconciling with, a new social reality. The complexities associated with acculturation across age, gender and family dynamics are…

Community Development Law & Justice Migrants and Former Refugees
Te Tiriti o Waitangi

A Relationships Framework for working with Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi in the Community and Public Sector of Aotearoa New Zealand

By: Tony Spelman
Published: 2013-12-02

This work focusses on the development and implementation of a Relationships Framework based on Te Tiriti/Treaty of Waitangi. Within that Framework, an original organisation development tool based on a Tiriti/Treaty…

Advocacy Governance & Kaitiakitanga Māori
Law & Justice

Time for change: A framework for community discussion on values-based and Treaty-based constitutional arrangements

By: Peace Movement Aotearoa
Published: 2012-12-30

While the thought of a discussion on constitutional matters may seem daunting and far removed from daily life, the exercise of public power has a direct impact on us all…

Community Development Law & Justice Te Tiriti O Waitangi
Health

Community Responses to Violence-The Violence Free Community Project

By: Professor Robyn Munford, Associate Professor Jackie Sanders,Kathryn Handley, Bruce Maden
Published: 2012-11-01

This report details the development and operation of a community based violence prevention programme. The focus was upon creating community level conversations that would enlarge understandings of violence and from…

Community Development Crime & Safety Family Violence & Abuse Volunteering & Mahi Aroha
Health

A Report on the Progress of Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou – The Court of New Beginnings

By: Point Research; Positive Thinking; Lifewise
Published: 2012-11-01

Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou, or the Court of New Beginnings, was established in October 2010 following advocacy to the Chief District Court Judge by Lifewise, an agency working with…

Addiction - Drugs, Alcohol & Gambling Crime & Safety Mental Health
Law & Justice

Tumanawa: Transformation through travel – Developing country experiences for young offenders project report

By: Ka Pai Kaiti Trust
Published: 2012-11-01

This report explores how creating overseas travel opportunities for young offenders, or those at risk of offending, are likely to have a positive impact on their lives and personal development.…

Children & Youth Crime & Safety
People and Society

Invisible Children – A study of the children of prisoners

By: Liz Gordon with Pillars Incorporated
Published: 2009-11-01

Invisible Children is the first year report of a three year research project entitled ‘A Study of the Children of Prisoners’.

Children & Youth Crime & Safety Families, Whānau and Parenting
Ethnicity and Diversity

Ethnic Community Perceptions of New Zealand Police

By: Elsie S. Ho, Jenine Cooper and Bettina Rauschmayr
Published: 2006-01-02

In 2005 the New Zealand Police commissioned this research project to explore the perceptions of police held by members of various ethnic communities and to provide information on the current…

Community Development Crime & Safety
Ethnicity and Diversity

Systemic Racism: Refugee, Resettlement, and Education Policy in New Zealand

By: Louise Humpage
Published: 2001-07-02

Public policy in New Zealand increasingly makes reference to “inclusion of diversity,” “equality,” and “equity.” Yet refugees resettling in New Zealand continue to experience systemic racism based on the application…

Education & Training Migrants and Former Refugees Policy
Ethnicity and Diversity

Black Lives Matter

By: Community Research
Published: 2020

The Black Lives Matter is a campaign for justice! And while it began in America, the issue of racism has resonated throughout the world including here in Aotearoa. There are…

Black Lives Matter
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