Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act 2007
The reports relating to the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act 2007 detail results from the reviews of relevant Police activity since enactment of the Act.
Monitoring was initially for a two year period commencing with the enactment on 22 June, 2007. However, in December 2009, the Prime Minister invited Police to continue monitoring for a further three years. This followed a review into the policies and procedures used by the New Zealand Police Child, Youth and Family. Police was also invited to include data on cases in which parent or caregiver said the force used on the child was reasonable in the circumstances.
Results for the 11th review are consistent with previous reviews. There were three prosecutions for smacking in the tenth review period, which means that there have now been eight prosecutions for smacking since monitoring began in June 2007.