Crimes Act 1961
The Crimes Act 1961 is an Act of the Parliament of New Zealand
Parliament of New Zealand
The Parliament of New Zealand consists of the Queen of New Zealand and the New Zealand House of Representatives and, until 1951, the New Zealand Legislative Council. The House of Representatives is often referred to as "Parliament".The House of Representatives usually consists of 120 Members of...

 administered by the Ministry of Justice.


The Homosexual Law Reform Act 1986 amended the Crimes Act, allowing for consensual homosexual relationships between men.

The Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act 2007, commonly known as the "anti-smacking bill", attracted a large amount of controversy before being passed in 2007.

See also

  • Crime in New Zealand
    Crime in New Zealand
    Crime in New Zealand is of strong interest to the public due to concerns for personal safety and security of property. The media regularly reports only certain types of crimes and this may give a skewed perception to the public.-History:...

  • Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004
    Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004
    The Criminal Records Act 2004 is an Act of Parliament in New Zealand administered by the Ministry of Justice. It allows for a criminal record to be hidden from the public if the person is eligible....

  • List of Statutes of New Zealand

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