Māori, Pacific and Chinese NZers less comfortable

with criminal justice system - survey

Māori, Pacific and Chinese New Zealanders are less likely than others to feel their values are in alignment with criminal justice system, according to a survey out today.

The Ministry of Justice has released its Social Wellbeing and Perceptions of the Criminal Justice System report, which draws on feedback from 8000 people about their experiences and perceptions of crime.

Sector deputy secretary Tim Hampton said the views differed depending on people's background.
"Māori, Chinese and Pacific adults are all less likely to feel that their values align with the criminal justice system than other adults," he said.

However, Hampton said most people think police and victim support groups were doing a good job.

"This trust decreases when it comes to courts and Corrections, which is consistent with previous New Zealand and international studies," he said.

A second report published today had similar findings.

Link to full article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/420725/maori-pacific-and-chinese-nzers-less-comfortable-with-criminal-justice-system-survey


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