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Tale of intrigue, Greg Newbold

Rough Justice: The Rex Haig Story  Rex Haig and Rennie Gould Longacre Press, $34.99, ISBN 9781877460029 Rough Justice describes one of the most bizarre and perplexing murder cases ever to appear before a New Zealand court. The tale begins on…
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Porridge stirring, John Horrocks

The Problem of Prisons: Correction Reform in New Zealand since 1840 Greg Newbold Dunmore Press, $49.95, ISBN 9790187399213 Mt Eden Prison in Auckland speaks of an era when punishment and incarceration were very visible. Its turreted buildings of black volcanic…
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Once upon a time in Caversham, Greg Newbold

Class and Occupation: The New Zealand Reality Erik Olssen and Maureen Hickey Otago University Press, $45.00, ISBN 187737203X Class and Occupation is based on almost three decades of intermittent but intensive research, begun in the 1970s, on the Dunedin suburb…
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Screw on the loose, Greg Newbold

The Journey to Prison: Who Goes and Why Celia Lashlie HarperCollins, $34.95, ISBN 186950433X Over the last few years, Celia (“Ces”) Lashlie, through her outspoken and sometimes controversial rhetoric, has become a well-known and popular speaker on criminal justice issues…
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The Christchurch Crucible, Greg Newbold

A City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case Lynley Hood Longacre Press, $59.95, ISBN 1877135623 At the end of March 1992, when I heard about the arrest of Peter Ellis on a number of charges relating to the sexual abuse…
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Myths and statistics, Bernard Robertson

Crime in New Zealand Greg Newbold Dunmore Press, $34.95, ISBN 1 86469 348 6 This is only the second proper survey and consideration of criminal statistics in New Zealand, the first being Crime and Deviance published in 1992 by the…
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