Elizabeth Stanley

Dr Elizabeth Stanley is a Reader in Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, and the author of ‘The Road to Hell: State Violence against Children in Postwar New Zealand’ (Auckland University Press). This book charts the experiences of 105 victims of institutional abuse and sets out a framework for a ‘Commission of Recognition, Repair and Prevention’.

Society
Nov 18, 2017

Revictimisation is a real risk in a state care abuse inquiry. Here is how to avoid it

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.

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Society
Mar 6, 2017

'Risk prevention' just won't wash. Torture in prisons is torture, and we need to act now

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.

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Society
Feb 13, 2017

Lock 'em up and throw away the solutions that might actually work

The extra billions being poured into police and prisons would surely be far better spent on demonstrably effective social policies, writes criminologist Elizabeth Stanley.

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Society
Dec 5, 2016

Decades of brutality in our name, and Key and Tolley cover their ears – nothing to see here

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.

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