Here is a piece of New Zealand legislation which is 'intended' to simplify the criminal justice system. It is really but a joke. The government is not capable for the reasons I cite. I you want to lodge your own submission to the NZ government, write here.
It is laughable that the legislature would attempt to 'simplify' the legal system when its history over the past 1000 years has been to do exactly the opposite. Let me assure you that in effort by the government to seek to 'simplify' the court system is about as useful as plugging a hole in a dam wall. Of course it allows government to pretend or be perceived to be doing something...and politics is about perceptions. It was never about facts. Science is incidental because it carries some legitimacy, but the real show is managing perceptions.
So if you are not fundamentally evil, my guess is that you are fundamentally repressed as legislators, that you are unable to see the following:
1. The criminal justice system is complicated (i.e. needs simplification) because it is increasingly being based on arbitrary statutory law, and less on principles of common law, which actually apply and consider the context of the situation to which the law applies. The implication is that statutory law defies reasons, so it needs constant remedial measures to resolve the problems it originally created. Because it is arbitrary, it needs exemptions to resolve other problems (i.e. issues of contextual interpretation).
2. Even your own agencies cannot understand the law and offer an interpretation, so how is the public expected to know the (arbitrary) law? This is the arbitrary standard by which you would judge people? Of course criminal law is better because there is less statutory law than other areas of law.
3. It does not help that the parliamentary system is based on perceptions and popularity rather than facts. You are about to introduce stricter alcohol legislation. You might ask yourself why kids are seemingly more prone to 'narcissistic' acts of defiance and disregard for the interests of others given the nature of the legal code. You are not resolving the problem....you are worsening it.
4. You imagine yourself to be offering people political protection or 'rights', but your rights mean nothing when they exclude economic rights. What good is a political right to life, when you allow govt to control my material (i.e. economic) capacity to live. There is no dichotomy between mind-body. My mind provides the means to survive. Extort wealth (i.e. taxation) and you enslave my mind. That would be clean. But by what act of depravity would you force (i.e. tax compliance) would you force me to act against my interests, and proclaim that I am a 'selfish' tax evader if I fail to acknowledge the moral greatness of your inefficient system. Why do you imagine that you, with each reform bill, are always 10 years behind the market. Might it be because you are rewarded 'unconditionally' for compliance to your evil system.
Any step you take is an act of evasion or psychological repression. In the 1960s, just men were repressed because only they were slaves to the system. If you want to know the travesty of your 'progress', its that you have turned women into servile, repressed slaves, to the system instead of men. However, now women live under the same pretense of freedom as men. Yes, women's right to independence allowed them to be slaves to the tax system. This greatly improved our 'manual productivity', but it was at the cost of people's minds. Do you imagine that through coercive values, you would not hinder the intellectual development of mankind. Simply look at what collectivism has done to Russia and compare it to the United States...compare the number of Nobel Prizes....compare the nature of what they win a prize for..i.e. Mendeleyev, developer of the periodic table...a simple effort of correlation. Look at the complex feat of integration I am performing. That would not happen in Russia, it would scarcely have happened in the West, if it was not for those champions of freedom, which prevent me from endorsing or participating in your 'false economy'. I am on strike in a sense...but so is everyone who renounces contradictions and represses.