Around the world, there are many abuse victims who have been saddened, angered or re-victimised from inquiry processes. These are the lessons for New Zealand, writes criminologist Elizabeth Stanley.
The use of 'degrading' and 'dehumanising' restraints in New Zealand prisons has been found by the Ombudsman's Office to breach the UN Convention on Torture. This is no time to be making excuses, writes Elizabeth Stanley.
The extra billions being poured into police and prisons would surely be far better spent on demonstrably effective social policies, writes criminologist Elizabeth Stanley.
The refusal to mount an independent inquiry on behalf of those who suffered horrendous physical, sexual and psychological abuse in state care is staggering, writes Elizabeth Stanley.