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Criminal justice

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

Information on the expansion of restorative justice services can be found here.

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