Warren Brookbanks "Book Review: David Mather Parole in New Zealand - Law and Practice (Thomson Reuters, Wellington 2016)" [2017] NZCLR 143

  • Warren Brookbanks


Judge David Mather has compiled a valuable account of parole law in New Zealand. This is a first in an area of penal law that has grown in importance in recent years. Judge Mather’s interest in this area of criminal practice arose out of his appointment as a member and panel convenor of the New Zealand Parole Board in 2012, and having presided in the summary criminal jurisdiction over the same period. Judge Mather is well-qualified to have written this book, having also a long-held interest in prison and penal reform and having chaired, for five years during the 1990s, a trust providing halfway house accommodation for released prisoners.

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