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THREE STRIKES LAW

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 In 2014 Family First asked politicians, do you support or oppose the maintaining of the 3 Strikes legislation? Generally all centre right parties said they did.(more)
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 Having endured numerous cases of heinous crimes committed by repeat offenders, New Zealanders increasingly expressed a desire for tough sentencing laws for repeat violent and sexual offenders. SST worked tirelessly for the introduction of a Three Strikes policy into New Zealand law. We achieved this in 2010 and will continue to advocate strongly to ensure this key policy is maintained in the future.(more)
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 New Zealand’s version of ‘Three Strikes’ took effect on 1st June 2010. (Entire Bill is here) From that date forward, offenders convicted of one of the 40 specified serious offences in the schedule, all of which are serious violent or sexual offences, and all of which carry a maximum term of imprisonment of seven years or more, receive a ‘strike’ warning.(more)
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 The offences subject to ‘strike’ warnings range from murder, manslaughter, sexual violation and kidnapping at the most serious end, to robbery, indecent assault, wounding with intent to injure and assault with intent to rob at the less serious end.(more)
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 Youth offenders are excluded. A strike can only be entered for an offence committed by a person aged 18 or older. But once entered, the strikes remain on the offender’s record unless the conviction is quashed. The strikes stay with the offender as a constant deterrent against future offending, and increasingly tough sentences if the offender is unwilling or unable to refrain from serious offending.(more)
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 Second strikers are very serious criminals. They are bullies, thugs and sexual predators who take what they want by force, violence or threats of violence. All have numerous other criminal convictions and a trail of victims left in their wake. These are exactly the offenders we expected would be subject to the Three Strike law.(more)
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 Each second strike offender has been warned by a Judge that committing a further serious violent offence will result in the maximum term for the offence they commit being imposed, and at least 7 years imprisonment in any case. A third strike offence will see them locked away from the community for an extended period of time.(more)
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 We genuinely hope no second striker goes on to become a third striker – because that means another person has been victimised or brutalised. But in time, unfortunately, there will be a small number of third strikers – offenders unwilling or unable to refrain from further serious violent or sexual offending. The third strike sentence will intervene to remove those individuals from society for an extended period of time and bring an end to their pattern of repeated serious violent or sexual offending.(more)

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View these Centre Right NZ Political Party Policies and voting position on THREE STRIKES LAW.

Note: Policies subject to change. Please check the Policy Links for the latest Policy if available. These are the voting positions of party leaders for the 2014 General Election as reported to Family First who asked the questions below. Please refer to the linked website ‘Value Your Vote 2014‘ for more information and updates.

PARTY VOTING POSITION/ POLICY Policy link

Questions asked for the 2014 election

Three strikes legislation

Do you support or oppose the maintaining of the 3 Strikes legislation?

GREEN answers support the Conservative position.

actlogo Jamie Whyte SUPPORTS
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unitedfuturelogo Peter Dunne OPPOSES
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nzfirstlogo Winston Peters PARTIAL SUPPORTS
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nationalpartylogo John Key SUPPORTS
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cropped-cp-logo11.jpg Colin Craig SUPPORTS
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SENSIBLE SENTENCING TRUST

https://www.sst.org.nz

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ORGANISATION TOPICS: NAME SUPPRESSION, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, THREE STRIKES, VICTIMS OF CRIME
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Sensible Sentencing encompasses two very distinct trusts and purposes. The Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) is a charitable trust with the specific purpose of supporting victims of serious violent and/or sexual crime and homicide.
The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is distinct to the SSGT and is also a registered charitable trust but, unlike the SSGT, does not have donee status with the IRD.
This is because the trust unashamedly exists to advocate on behalf of the victims of serious violent and/or sexual crime and homicide in New Zealand, with a view to ensuring effective sentencing and penal policies that reduce re-offending and ultimately keep the public safe. All donations received by the trust assist our volunteers to travel to meet with politicians about the SST’s policy wishlist (such as bail and parole reform, three strikes and public offenders database), attend select committee sessions, educate our membership database regarding SST policies and activities, and run lobbying campaigns such as Christies’s Law.
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