The public’s perception of crime is typically based on media coverage, which can often be distorted by sensationalism or a bias for the popular or unusual. Consequently, people’s awareness of the level and nature of crime may be unbalanced. (New Zealand Now – Crime, Statistics New Zealand, August, 1996, p 7.)
‘Statistics New Zealand’ periodically publishes [...]
Behaviour Management Auckland East Prison
In April 1998 a harsh six phase Behaviour ‘Modification’ Regime (BMR) was hastily introduced across Auckland East Prison. Designed as a management tool to extinguish disruptive behaviour, it followed a riot protesting new national cell standards and longer lockdowns.
An internal review of BMR in October 1998 judged it effective in deterring [...]