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Solicitor-General v Heta - [2019] 2 NZLR 241

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High Court Wellington
CRI-2018–404–211; [2018] NZHC 2453
21 August; 18 September 2018
Whata J
Criminal law — Sentencing — “Systemic Māori deprivation” as a mitigating sentencing factor — Crown appealed sentencing discount for personal circumstances and hardship, submitting 30 per cent too high — Whether authority capped discount at 20 per cent in cases of serious violent offending — Whether sentence manifestly inadequate — Consistency of sentencing affirmed — Purpose of s 27 reports under Sentencing Act 2002 — No statutory direction as to weight to be given to information in report — Significance of linkages between personal circumstances and culpability — Significance of restorative justice and rehabilitation processes — Whether s 27 report response to disproportionality of Māori offenders in prison — Sentencing Act 2002, ss 8, 9 and 27.

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