Justice System Confidence

A Research NZ poll of 500 respondents on confidence in the justice system was conducted from 7 to 14 August 2008.

  • 36% say they have full trust and confidence in the NZ justice system, and 62% do not.
  • The more money a respondents earns, the less likely they are to trust the justice system.
  • 1% say sentences are too hard, 75% too soft and 21% about right.
  • 48% support capital punishment for the worst murders and 49% do not.

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