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1st International Correctional Research Symposium – Overview

The International Corrections and Prisons Association in collaboration with EuroPris and the Belgian Prisons Service organised the 1st International Correctional Research Symposium in Ghent, Belgium, 27-29 March 2017. The main theme of the symposium was ‘Enhancing Comparability and Understanding’.

116 professionals from 36 countries attended the event.This Symposium was a great opportunity for all of us to learn more about the way jurisdictions from across the globe conduct researches and to look at current methodologies, the way data is collected and reported.Presentations included topics related to International Standards and Reforms, Management of Research, Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches in Measuring Performance, Community Corrections and Probation, Healthcare, Technology and Rehabilitation.

This inaugural event allowed us to touch upon on significant issues and the shared opinion is that we have to make important steps towards nurturing a global research network. Everyone is now looking for the next Correctional Research Symposium. We haven’t decided yet the time and the place but we will publish updates soon, check for updates on our website!

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