Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Crime & Punishment

  1. #1
    ExPat is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    85

    Default Crime & Punishment

    A co-worker is becoming interested in possibly migrating to NZ and he had an unusual question which I hope someone here can answer. What are the penalties for crime & punishment in NZ?

    For example, someone convicted of murder gets ____ years in prison
    someone convicted of sexual assault gets ____ years in prison
    somoene convicetd of stealing your care get ____ years in prison

  2. #2
    selchie's Avatar
    selchie is offline All Knowing Deity
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Behind the Redwood Curtain
    Posts
    2,010
    Blog Entries
    15

    Default Crime & Punishment

    So he was "just curious", eh? We've got our eye on him.
    If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
    - Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, mid-1800s

  3. #3
    SteveyC's Avatar
    SteveyC is offline Right Royal Pain In The Posterior
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Wolverhampton
    Posts
    1,454

    Default Crime & Punishment

    hehe.

    Meant to reply to this earlier sorry. I would predict that it would be remarkably similar to the UK to be honest. The trial procedure may differ slightly but the sentences would be based on our own system with the commonwealth and monarch and all that. They seem to have adopted mostly British Practice in almost every area of life there apart for the stupidity of the British of course, which is why most of us are going probably :icon_lol: .

  4. #4
    ExPat is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    85

    Default Crime & Punishment

    Well...my friend is actually fairly strict guy. He feels the reason we have two murders daily, kidnapping & sexual assaults and a car stolen every 10 seconds here is because of the week punishment. Needless to say, the last two child molesters in a major publicity trial got slapped on the wrist and "probation." Essentially, they are out free!

  5. #5
    tottefan is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    247

    Default Crime & Punishment

    I can understand people's frustration at the British justice system but isn't more important to ask ourselves the question 'what makes people act so inhumanely in the first place'?

    If people commit crimes because they know they can get away with it, why is it that the majoirty of people have never been tempted to become criminals before? Could it possibly be due to parenting or other environmental factors? Also, why is it that non-western countries, or Western countries with severe penal systems, have have loads of crime?

    Parents are the main cause IMO.


    Tottefan.

  6. #6
    MotherBear's Avatar
    MotherBear is offline The missing link
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    currently Ras al Khaimah, UAE, ex Wales, UK
    Posts
    11,180
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Crime & Punishment

    I don't think we can put the whole problem of child behaviour on the shoulders of the parents alone. There's been many a child from a good family who's been led astray by peer pressure and, then again, some children seem to have just been born plain wicked. It?s easy to assume that a very young child wouldn?t have any badness in them, but I?ve seen lovely parents with a very good natured son having another little son who was an absolute misfit. How could they get it right with one son, but so wrong with another?

    True, in many cases, there is an element of blame where the parents just can't be bothered or don't make the time to correct them. Some parents, particularly fathers, don't see any harm when little Johnny is beating the cr@p out of another child and it's looked upon as 'taking care of himself'. I've even heard words of encouragement to a child to this effect or enticement to steal something and, of course, the child grows up thinking this is normal behaviour. A child should be told what?s wrongful behaviour and why it?s wrong, so that he/she fully understands the situation and can make future judgements based on this information.

    This is a subject that has been discussed previously here at great length, for those that haven?t caught up with it yet.
    Mother Bear

    Try to bloom wherever you are planted.

  7. #7
    nattydread's Avatar
    nattydread is offline God like figure
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    804

    Default Crime & Punishment

    here's one to fight over..

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/st...ectID=10374216

    freak!!

  8. #8
    MotherBear's Avatar
    MotherBear is offline The missing link
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    currently Ras al Khaimah, UAE, ex Wales, UK
    Posts
    11,180
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Crime & Punishment

    Sounds like a good candidate for a manogram with the crush plates set to maximum force.
    Mother Bear

    Try to bloom wherever you are planted.

  9. #9
    SteveyC's Avatar
    SteveyC is offline Right Royal Pain In The Posterior
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Wolverhampton
    Posts
    1,454

    Default Crime & Punishment

    Was REALLY annoyed to read in a sunday trash paper that convicted sex offender Peter Hoare is to be given a new identity and life in NEW ZEALAND after serving 16 years of his sentence. The British Authorities have arranged it with the NZ Immigration service. BANG OUT OF ORDER!!!!

  10. #10
    nattydread's Avatar
    nattydread is offline God like figure
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    804

    Default Crime & Punishment

    that's not the way the nz herald reported it stevey..

    they reckoned he was doing the immigration thing same as us..
    (obvioulsy doing some kind of investor thing)
    but there was no mention of new identities etc...

    it was the news of the world here i think that had the story, so after a huge pinch of salt, it's probably all a load of old bo**&Cks

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Crime in NZ
    By MotherBear in forum The Coffee House
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-11-2005, 03:23 PM
  2. Crime in NZ
    By tottefan in forum General NZ Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-06-2005, 05:00 AM
  3. Crime on the East ?
    By saraian in forum Locations / Properties
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-05-2005, 11:04 PM
  4. Is Speeding a crime?
    By drumminj in forum General NZ Chat
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-09-2004, 04:29 PM
  5. Is crime REALLY a problem?
    By Taffy in forum General NZ Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 23-07-2004, 10:37 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46