Sanctions imposed on offenders need to be credible to reassure the public of their safety and help deter offending and re-offending. The Ministry of Justice supports the Government in ensuring:
- there are appropriate consequences in place for offenders
- that criminal justice processes are effective, efficient and fair
- that there are restorative justice options available
In this section:
- Review of aspects of the bail system: Information relating to the 2012 Bail Amendment Bill.
- Anti-money laundering: Developing our anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism policies.
- Bribery and corruption: Domestic and international frameworks for combating corruption and bribery.
- Restorative justice: We fund 24 community-based provider groups throughout New Zealand to try and put things right for victims, hold the offender to account and, as far as possible, repair the harm caused.
- Organised crime: A strategy to address organised crime.
- Claim of right review: A review of the claim of right defence used successfully by the three defendants in the Waihopai Case.
- Home detention: A review of the home detention sentence.
- Harmful Digital Communications: Information about the Harmful Digital Communications Act, which addresses cyberbullying and other modern forms of harassment and intimidation.