Sentencing Act 2002

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Sentencing Act 2002

Public Act2002 No 9
Date of assent5 May 2002


This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice, the Department of Courts, and the Department of Corrections.


Preliminary provisions

Purposes and principles of sentencing

Taking into account offer or agreement to make amends

Hierarchy of sentences and orders

[Not in force]

General provisions about discharge without conviction, etc, and imposition of reparation, fines, community-based sentences, and imprisonment

Permitted combinations of sentences

Sentencing guidelines

[Not in force]

Provisions of general application restricting cumulative sentences

Proof of facts

Sentencing procedure



Declaration as to financial capacity


Intensive supervision

[Not in force]

54H Programmes [Not in force]

Community work

Community detention

[Not in force]

69F Electronic monitoring [Not in force]

Offences related to community-based sentences

Review of community-based sentences

Miscellaneous provisions

Subpart 2AHome detention

[Not in force]

80E Electronic monitoring [Not in force]

80ZJ Progress reports [Not in force]

80ZL Procedure [Not in force]

Imposition of minimum period of imprisonment in relation to determinate sentence of imprisonment

Preventive detention

Warrant of commitment for sentence of imprisonment

Interpretation provision relating to references to offender being sentenced to imprisonment for particular period

Conditions on release of offender sentenced to imprisonment for short term

Home detention

Provisions about start date of sentence of imprisonment

Presumption in relation to sentence for murder

Imposition of minimum period of imprisonment


Order to come up for sentence if called on

Non-association orders

Disqualification from driving

Confiscation of motor vehicles

Miscellaneous provisions

Transitional and savings provisions

Amendments to Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989

Amendments to Crimes Act 1961

Amendments to Criminal Justice Act 1985

Amendment to District Courts Act 1947

Amendment to Judicature Act 1908

Amendments to Misuse of Drugs Amendment Act 1978

Amendments to Summary Proceedings Act 1957

Other amendments and repeals

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: