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 Anyone who is injured, emotionally harmed or loses property because someone commits an illegal act, an individual, group or even a company is a victim of crime.(more)
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 If a victim is killed or permanently disabled, his or her relatives can also be victims.(more)
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 Over 50% of crime is experienced by 6% of the population, often in neighbourhoods where people are poor.(more)
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 Victims can be badly affected, especially if they are physically injured. Until the 1960s New Zealand’s criminal justice system focused on deciding whether people were guilty of crime, and punishing them if they were. Victims were largely ignored.(more)
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 Many victims never receive reparation. Some face costs like travelling to a court hearing. Victims of serious violent crime have to take time off work to recover from injuries. Compensation does not fully cover their costs.(more)
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  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.(more)
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 The SSGT serve to educate the public as to the plight of these victims and to ensure such victims and their families are fully aware of their rights and entitlements, providing both education and practical support during their time of trauma.(more)
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COMMENTARY ON NZ VICTIMS OF CRIME

Source: on Victims of crime

Anyone who is injured, emotionally harmed or loses property because someone commits an illegal act – an individual, group or even a company – is a victim of crime. If a victim is killed or permanently disabled, his or her relatives can also be victims.

Over 50% of crime is experienced by 6% of the population, often in neighbourhoods where people are poor.

Support for victims

Victims can be badly affected, especially if they are physically injured. Until the 1960s New Zealand’s criminal justice system focused on deciding whether people were guilty of crime, and punishing them if they were. Victims were largely ignored.

In the 1970s women set up refuges and rape crisis services for victims of family violence and abuse.

Neighbourhood Watch and Neighbourhood Support were set up in the 1980s so people could prevent burglaries and other crimes in their neighbourhoods.

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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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