(Open Letter to the Minister of Justice)
Dear Amy Adams,
Under the Official Information Act,
could you please tell me what plans your Government has drawn up to
reduce or completely remove bias against men in the New Zealand justice
I refer specifically to the report:
which states on page 129 that:
…females are more likely than males to receive community
service, community programme or no sentence and less likely to receive
a prison sentence, periodic detention or a monetary penalty.
Of course, the particular sentences available to judges have changed
since 1999, but that is not likely to have had any effect on the bias
that the above report reveals.
Peter D. Zohrab