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dc.contributor.authorConnell, Simon
dc.date.available2018-11-29T03:25:54Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.identifier.citationSimon Connell, Justice for Victims of Injury: The Influence of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Scheme on the Civil and Criminal Law, New Zealand Universities Law Review, 25(2), 2012.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/8635
dc.description.abstractNew Zealand’s accident compensation scheme replaced compensatory damages for personal injury with a no-fault redistributive scheme. The central thesis of this article is that the scheme, and its influence on the civil and criminal law in New Zealand, can be better understood in terms of the interplay between corrective, retributive and distributive justice. The orthodox view that the scheme was an abandonment of the corrective and retributive justice for injury victims in favour of distributive justice is challenged, and it is argued that Parliament has a crucial role in deciding between conceptions of justice. Parliament’s performance of that function is assessed, as is the performance of the Courts in terms of implementing statute law and developing the common law. Ultimately, the article concludes that the ACC scheme has had major unintended consequences, resulting from attempts to serve competing conceptions of a just outcome between causer and victim of injury.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherThomson Reutersen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofNew Zealand Universities Law Reviewen_NZ
dc.subjectCivil lawen_NZ
dc.subjectCriminal lawen_NZ
dc.subjectDamagesen_NZ
dc.subjectAccident compensationen_NZ
dc.subjectPersonal injury lawen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleJustice for Victims of Injury: The Influence of New Zealand’s Accident Compensation Scheme on the Civil and Criminal Lawen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.date.updated2018-11-28T21:12:34Z
otago.schoolUniversity of Otago Faculty of Lawen_NZ
otago.relation.issue2en_NZ
otago.relation.volume25en_NZ
otago.bitstream.endpage209en_NZ
otago.bitstream.startpage181en_NZ
otago.openaccessOpenen_NZ
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