Tag: corrective services

Social Policy

Technology

Can sentencing be enhanced with artificial intelligence?

Since the 17th century, judicial decisions have been handed down by human beings, for want of a better alternative. But oddly the arrival of a better alternative –artificial intelligence (AI) - has been met with doubt, concern and, in some cases, resistance. “There’s something distinctly uncomfortable and counter intuitive about letting a robot decide the…

29 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Uncategorised

Improving inmate rehabilitation with innovative design concepts

As the recidivism rates of Nordic nations continue to outshine Australia’s, the Prisons 2018 Conference explores the link between various architectural design concepts and improvements in inmate rehabilitation. Conference speaker, Kavan Applegate, is a Director at Guymer Bailey Architects and first turned his hand to prison architecture twenty years ago. Since then he has delivered…

22 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Infrastructure

Planning & Design

Social Policy

Preventing cruelty in Prisons – how to meet your OPCAT obligations

In December 2017, Australia ratified the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) – a protocol to prevent torture and other forms of mistreatment in prisons. As part of the initiative, institutions will be required to undergo a series of thorough inspections; and will face greater accountability for the mismanagement of antisocial behavior. In…

15 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic