New Zealand Police, in collaboration with Te Puni Kokiri, sponsored this research project which aims to examine police how police view their behaviour and attitudes toward Maori, to look at factors associated with different attitudes among police officers and to assess likely responses to proposed changes for building responsiveness to Maori planned as part of Policing 2000.
This report forms one of two specific components of the project ‘Perceptions of Mäori and Police’. The two components have been researched independently of each other. This volume, ‘Police Perceptions of Mäori’, was researched and written by Garbielle Maxwell and Catherine Smith, Institute of Criminology, Victoria University of Wellington. The other volume, ‘Mäori Perceptions of Police’, was researched and written by Pania Te Whaiti and Dr Michael Roguski at the School of Education, Victoria University.