In the 2002 decision in Feng v Police Unreported High Court Auckland A127/02 (Salmon J), an appeal court reversed a refusal of home detention on a two-year term of imprisonment for dangerous driving causing death. The court in overturning the original decision was satisfied that the deceased’s mother’s remarks during the restorative conference that ‘we are not here to punish you or judge you’ indicated that a measure of retribution had been achieved in the conference other than by punishment (para. 18).

 

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