CANCELLED: ‘The challenges of recognising and overcoming misapprehensions about crime and the criminal justice response to crime’
Event type: Seminars18 March 2020 from 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm
Wayne Goodall - Department of Corrections
Dr Wayne Goodall currently works in the research and analysis group in the Department of Corrections. He has 25 years’ experience working in the justice sector in a variety of policy, operational and in-between roles. Included in that experience was time spent at Victoria University completing a doctorate focused on consistency of sentencing in New Zealand. Wayne’s work is more closely associated with empirical rather than theoretical criminology.
The past 25 years has seen periodic concern about the prison population. Despite these often strongly held concerns there has been a seemingly inexorable rise in the prison population. There are many perspectives on why and how this has occurred. The focus of this presentation is not on the ‘wider picture’ but on a particular point, namely the challenges of recognising and overcoming misapprehensions about crime and the criminal justice response to crime. Wayne will attempt to redress the common (mis)understanding about the relationship between crime and the prison population and explore the conviction and sentencing outcomes for people remanded in custody.