Research & Resources
Knowledge is power. It is also the only resource that increases with use. We want to see the work we fund used by as many people as possible. Here we share the research and results from our grantees’ work.
Report: Fofola na ibe – Improving Pasifika Legal Education in Aotearoa Report on Talanoa Research Findings and Recommendations
Download the report (PDF) Fofola na ibe – Improving Pasifika Legal Education in Aotearoa Report on Talanoa Research Findings and Recommendations Publication date: November 2022 Authors: Mele Tupou-Vaitohi & Wiliame Gucake ‘Fofola na ibe―Improving Pasifika Legal...
RH1 - Knowledge and Understanding of Relationship Property Division (PDF) RH2 - Relationship Property Division: Insights From Those Who've 'Been There, Done That' (PDF) RH3 - How the Relationships Between Former Partners Affects Their Property Division (PDF) RH4 - The...
Summary of research: How we fail children who offend and what to do about it: ‘A breakdown across the whole system’
Download the report (PDF) How we fail children who offend and what to do about it: ‘A breakdown across the whole system’ - Brief summary of research and updated recommendations Publication date: August 2022 Authors: Professor Ian Lambie, Dr Jerome Reil, Judge Andrew...
The Breaking Wave: Oceans reform in Aotearoa New Zealand (PDF) Summary Report: The Breaking Wave: Oceans reform in Aotearoa New Zealand (PDF) The Breaking Wave: Oceans reform in Aotearoa New Zealand Publication date: June 2022 Authors: Greg Severinsen, Raewyn Peart,...
Report: Inspiring National Indigenous Legal Education for Aotearoa New Zealand’s Bachelor of Laws Degree Phase 2 Report (Part 2)
Download the report (PDF) Inspiring National Indigenous Legal Education for Aotearoa New Zealand’s Bachelor of Laws Degree Phase Two: Consultation 2021 Part II – Expert Interview Report Publication date: May 2022 This is part 2 of the final report summarising findings...
This report reviews the principles, evidence and comparative examples with options for further reform and innovation to improve the experience of young adults in the criminal justice system in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Report: How we fail children who offend and what to do about it: ‘A breakdown across the whole system’
This is the final report of research that looked at risk and protective factors for children (under age 14 years) who offend in order to improve early identification and intervention efforts, and protect such children from potentially lifelong criminality.
This literature review from the Improving Pacific Legal Education project explores the barriers and interventions supporting Pasifika people succeeding in law school and taking up a career in the legal profession.
Report: Inspiring National Indigenous Legal Education for Aotearoa New Zealand’s Bachelor of Laws Degree Phase 2 Report (Part 1)
Part 1 of the final report from Phase 2 of the Indigenising the New Zealand law degree project summarises findings from the survey.
Article: Criminal justice system interactions among young adults with and without autism: A national birth cohort study in New Zealand
This article reports on research into the prevalence of criminal justice system interactions among young adults with and without autism and whether offence types differ between these groups.
This article provides an overview and critique of the use of the term ‘dignity’ within New Zealand law, as well as the associations drawn between mana and dignity, and the potential for a new third-law concept of dignity.
An interdisciplinary research team examined how separated couples in New Zealand are making decisions about their post-separation relationship property division.
This White Paper looks at the need for modern slavery legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand, examining the current situation in New Zealand along with international frameworks and outlining recommendations for reform.
White paper: The Breaking Wave A conversation about reforming the oceans management system in Aotearoa New Zealand
The working paper summarises the first phase of the research, presenting various options for change and posing questions for discussion.
This report summarises findings from a national survey of public attitudes and values about entitlements to a deceased person’s property to assist the Law Commission’s review of the law of succession.
This report reviews international experience in the development of online legal information and self-help by government, community organisations and social enterprises.
This guide summarises research and provides advice for people who communicate about justice.
Report: Inspiring National Indigenous Legal Education for Aotearoa NZ’s Bachelor of Laws Degree Phase One
The final report from the first stage of a national, multi-year project led by 16 Māori legal researchers. It explores systemic change in the legal studies curriculum in Aotearoa NZ universities as a step towards integrating Māori law into our legal system.
This open access book summarises 4 years of research investigating how and why rape trials re-traumatise complainants.
The evaluation explored the key elements of the Special Circumstances Court, its impact and potential opportunities to strengthen the court.
This report shares finding from a study into the unique issues for courts, judges, lawyers, prosecutors and interpreters to ensure equal access to justice for culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse parties in the courts, and Chinese litigants and defendants in particular.
This short guide summarises findings of the first phase of research looking at how experts and the public talk and think about crime and justice.
This report shares findings from research on interest rate caps, including their use and impact in other jurisdictions and how might they contribute to a fairer consumer credit regime in New Zealand.
This report summarises findings from a survey of 76 financial capability and budgeting services about high cost short term loans, debt collection and other consumer credit issues.
An interdisciplinary research team, led by Otago University, set out to find what views New Zealanders held on the division of relationship property on separation.