5th Biennial Alberta Criminal Justice Symposium: Considering New Approaches to Rehabilitation and Correctional Reform


Although attitudes to, and practices of, criminal justice implementation have improved dramatically over the past century, there remain many aspects of the criminal justice system in the western world that still require new ways of thinking and implementation. These include effective rehabilitation, creative correctional practices and evidence-based approaches and practices that significantly prevent criminological behaviour or reduce recidivism. This symposium anticipates a diversity of speakers and workshop presentations that will explore the current best practices in all these areas from within Canada and the international community. 

Proposed Key themes:
Mental Health, Addictions and Diversion
Prison and Correctional Reform
Multiculturalism and Diversity
Harm Reduction
Youth and Gangs
Restorative Justice / Truth and Reconciliation
Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. Bruce Arrigo | Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, University of North Carolina

Dr. Kelly Hannah-Moffat | Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity, Professor of Sociology, University of Toronto

Dr. Susie Hulley | Senior Research Associate (Prisons Research Centre), Cambridge University

Chief Dale McFee | Chief of Police, Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton, Alberta

Dr Justin Pich√© | Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Ottawa

Howard Sapers | Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform to the Ontario Government and former Correctional Investigator of Canada

Dr. Tara Young | School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent

If you wish to submit a proposal click here

If you have any questions regarding the Symposium

please contact Dr. Frank Kense, Conference Coordinator.


ACJS sponsors


On-site check-in will begin on Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 

  • When

  • Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Thursday, May 9, 2019

  • Where

  • MacEwan University, Robbins Health Learning Centre
    10910 104 Ave
    Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4X9


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