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CS opens correctional conference

July 19, 2017
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Rehab review:  Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung (left) views displays at Conference 2017 - Evolution of Corrections.

Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung opened Conference 2017 - Evolution of Corrections held by the Correctional Services Department today.


It was attended by participants from Hong Kong, the Mainland, Macau and overseas countries including Singapore, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Israel, Fiji, Korea and Japan.


Representatives from the United Nations Asia & Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime & the Treatment of Offenders also attended.


Director of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology Prisons Research Centre Prof Alison Liebling and China University of Political Science & Law Criminal Justice College Prof Pi Yijun gave keynote speeches.


Other speakers included High Court judge Patrick Li, Deputy Commissioner of Correctional Services Lam Kwok-leung, and academics from the University of Hong Kong and Chinese University of Hong Kong.


The speeches covered a wide range of correctional issues to foster discussion on custodial institutions, rehabilitation and community education.


City University Prof Eric Chui announced the findings of a consultancy study on the effectiveness of the department’s rehabilitation and education work.


The study quantified the social cost of crime and showed the department's work will save $74.3 billion in five years.


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