Cases list

Title
R v Prince [2011] NZHC 1988 (5 December 2011)

Culpable driving, manslaughter and dangerous driving causing injury.

R v Clotworthy

Unprovoked attack where drunken offender slashed the victim’s face with a knife and stabbed him numerous times in the chest

Director of Public Prosecutions v Thabethe (619/10) [2011] ZASCA 186

The apellant pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 16 years.

The seminal (New Zealand) case recognising the scope of restorative sentencing goals is R v Clotworthy 1998 [full citation, link]

Unprovoked attack where drunken offender slashed the victim’s face with a knife and stabbed him numerous times in the chest

Justice Tipping for the Court of Appeal said in Clotworthy [para no]

 ‘Restorative justice….must be balanced against other sentencing policies, particularly in this case those dealing with cases of serious violence. Which aspect should predominate will depend on an assessment of where the balance should lie in the individual case.’