The year of publication for each of the documents is shown in brackets.
Community-based Domestic Violence Intervention (PDF 4.6 MB)
This literature and research review looked at the status of domestic violence interventions in Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, United States and New Zealand (2012).
Tai Aroha - the first two years (PDF 2.9 MB)
A formative evaluation of the 'Tai Aroha' residential community-based programme for high-risk offenders (2012).
Breaking the Cycle of Crime - Special Treatment Unit Evaluation Report (PDF 1.4 MB)
An evaluation of the performance and effectiveness of Corrections' four High Risk Special Treatment Units (2012).
Youth Therapeutic Programmes - A literature review (PDF 1.5 MB)
This review covers: trends in youth offending in New Zealand, developmental considerations, interventions and youth offending, characteristics of effective programmes, and specific responsivity (2012).
Community Sentence Patterns in New Zealand
This report investigates the reasons why there are relatively high volumes of offenders on community sentences in New Zealand compared with other jurisdictions (2012).
Reconviction Rates of Sex Offenders
Five year follow-up study: Sex offenders against children vs offenders against adults (2011)
Offender Volumes Report
The Offender Volumes Report presents information about the offender population managed by the Department and helps Corrections plan and develop policies relating to offender management and rehabilitation.
Evaluation of the Faith Based Unit and Target Communities Programme
An evaluation was undertaken recently on the Faith-based Unit (FBU) at Rimutaka Prison and the associated 'Target Communities' (TC) programme that assists prisoners with community reintegration. (2010)
What Works Now?
A comprehensive review of the international research literature brings the Department up to date with new knowledge on effectiveness in offender rehabilitation. (2009)
Reconviction patterns of offenders managed in the community: 60 months follow-up
The longer-term reconviction patterns observed amongst offenders who receive community sentences are revealed in this report. (2009)
Maori Focus Units and Maori Therapeutic Programmes Evaluation Report
PDF file: Adobe Acrobat 7.0, 386KB (2009)
Reconviction patterns of released prisoners; A 60-months follow-up analysis
This report is the third in a series of reports which summarise patterns of reconviction and re-imprisonment almongst almost 5000 offenders released from prison during the 12 month period 1 April to 31 March 2003. (2009)
Mothers with Babies in Prison (2008)
The Department of Corrections Policy, Strategy and Research Group commissioned researchers at the Crime and Justice Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington to obtain the perspectives of some women prisoners about topics related to proposed legislation to extend the length of time to 24 months that mothers can care for their babies in prison. Word:1.4MB
Reconviction patterns of released prisoners: A 48-months follow-up analysis
This report summarises patterns of reconviction and re-imprisonment amongst almost 5000 offenders who were released from prison during the 12 months period 1 April 2002 to 31 March 2003. (2008)
Reconviction patterns of offenders managed in the community: A 48-months follow-up analysis
This report summarises patterns of reconviction and imprisonment, over a 48 months period, amongst almost 35,000 offenders who started community sentences (Supervision, Community Work) and orders (front-end Home Detention) during the 12 months period 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003. (2008)
Te Ihi Tu Community Residential Centre Evaluation Report
PDF file: Adobe Acrobat 7.0, 780KB (2008)
Findings from the evaluation of community Tikanga Maori programmes
PDF file: Adobe Acrobat 7.0, 160KB (2008)
Findings from the evaluation of the Specialist Maori Cultural Assessment
PDF file: Adobe Acrobat 7.0, 163KB (2007)
Maori Offenders and Home Detention: Analysis of a One-Year Cohort
This report examines ethnicity-based differences in offenders obtaining Leave to Apply for Home Detention, offenders’ subsequent applications, the approval of such applications by the Parole Board and, finally, the extent to which orders were breached. (2007)
Benchmarking Study of Home Detention Programs in Australia and New Zealand
The purpose of this report is to inform jurisdictions about the range and nature of home detention (HD) programs operated by Australian and New Zealand corrective services (2007)
Reconviction Patterns of Released Prisoners: A 36-months Follow-up Analysis
This report summarises patterns of reconviction amongst almost 5000 offenders who were released from prison over a twelve-month period in 2002/03. (2007)
Risk assessment of recidivism of violent sexual female offenders
Women offenders have specific needs, prompting the development of policies on security classification of female offenders and enhancing the effectiveness of offender management for women offenders (2005).
The Utility of the Psychopathy Checklist - Screening Version for Predicting Serious Violent Recidivism in a New Zealand Offender Sample
Psychopathy has been identified in a large number of overseas studies as a significant risk factor for general reoffending and in particular for violent reoffending. (2003)
New Zealand High-risk Offenders
Who are they and what are the issues in their management and treatment? (2004)
The Effectiveness of Correctional Treatment
A review of the recent history, and an examination of the present state of New Zealand correctional interventions. The focus is specifically on those interventions, programmes, or treatments, which have the goal of reducing re-offending. (2003)
An evaluation of the Te Piriti Special Treatment Programme for child sex offenders in New Zealand (2003)
Community Solutions for the Community’s Problem
An outcome evaluation of three New Zealand community child sex offender treatment programmes. (2003)
Census of Prison Inmates and Home Detainees
Provides a snapshot of the inmate population, which assists the Department in the analysis of how best to respond to offenders' needs and reduce re-offending. (2003)
About Time: Turning people away from a life of crime and reducing re-offending
A report introducing options for reducing the use of imprisonment under the headings: prevention, alternative sentencing, rehabilitation of established adult offenders. (2001)
A Seeing' "I" to the Future: the Criminogenic Needs Inventory
The Criminogenic Needs Inventory (CNI) has been developed to complement the Risk of reConviction (RoC) models by identifying why offenders are at risk. (2001)
Best use of Psychological Services Treatment Resources
A report that discusses the best method of using the treatment resources of the Psychological Service to reduce re-offending. (1999)
Prison Youth Vulnerability Scale - Administration and Technical Manual
The Prison Youth Vulnerability Scale (PYVS) is a rating scale for the assessment of vulnerability in imprisoned male youth aged from 17 – 19 years. It was developed to determine which of the youth sentenced or remanded to prison required placement in specialist youth units. (2001)
National Study of Psychiatric Morbidity in NZ prisons
An investigation into the prevalence of psychiatric disorders among New Zealand inmates. (1999)
Risk of Reconviction
Statistical models which predict four types of re-offending. (1999)
The Driving Offender Treatment Scale
The Driving Offender Treatment (DOT) scale was developed to assess change in beliefs and attitudes that support further traffic offending. (1999)
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Evaluating the Kia Marama Treatment Programme for New Zealand Sex Offenders Against Children. (1998)
When the Bough Breaks
A literature-base intervention strategy for young offenders.
Statistical Models for Predicting Violence. (1998)
Inmate Family Relocation Study
A study to establish whether family members of inmates have relocated to the prison region as a result of the imprisonment, and to determine whether those who move do so permanently or leave after the inmate is released. (1999)
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