Justice Policy - New Conservative Party | New Zealand

Justice Policy

The purpose of government is to ensure justice, peace, protection, welfare, freedom, and prosperity for its people. The need for law and order is paramount to this cause. More must be done to curb reoffending and the increasing wave of youth crime.

New Conservative believes rehabilitation must become the major focus for those in prison. We propose a 3-stage prison system:

  1. Discipline with work in prison,
  2. Education/training,
  3. Open Prison: regular employment in the community while being housed in prison.

Inmates would need to succeed at each stage in order to progress to the next.

Prevention, however, is better than cure. A good justice system can reduce preventive detention by addressing the desperate needs of people which drive them to crime.