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Title: Prisons in Paradise - Proceedings of the Fifth Asian and Pacific Conference of Correctional Administrators
Corporate Author: Australian Institute of Criminology
Editor(s): J Sandy; M Johnson
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 169
Sponsoring Agency: Australian Institute of Criminology
Canberra ACT, 2601, Australia
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Document: PDF
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: Australia
Annotation: These proceedings cover a conference held in July 1984, when representatives of 17 Asian and Pacific nations met to discuss 5 aspects of corrections.
Abstract: The five topics were the use of technology in prisons, the role of volunteers in inmate programs, problems of physically and mentally handicapped inmates, the methods used to monitor crime and other incidents in prisons, and the definition of recidivism. The nations represented were Australia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, and Western Samoa. The use of technology was found to vary widely across the region, although no correlation was found between the level of technology and the levels of either security or containment. The need to focus on the relationship between technical efficiency and basic human relationships was noted, as was the value of improved communications, information systems, and routine aids to recordkeeping. The need to carefully organize and monitor the use of volunteers was emphasized, and increasing requirements for services for mentally and physically handicapped offenders were predicted. The conference endorsed a common definition of recidivism to indicate a person has been convicted and has been to prison. Topics approved for the next meeting, reports on each conference topic from each nation, welcoming remarks, and a list of participants are included.
Index Term(s): Australia; Corrections in foreign countries; Far East; New Zealand; Persons with Disabilities; Recidivism; Technical evolution; Volunteer programs
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