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Gate 3, Level 2, Brunton Avenue
Richmond, 3121
(03) 9657 8888 https://www.mcg.org.au/

November 2019

9th International Criminal Justice Conference

20 November 2019 - 22 November 2019
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Gate 3, Level 2, Brunton Avenue
Richmond, 3121
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In 2015, Australian Community Support Organisation (ACSO) presented the 8th International Criminal Justice Conference – “Do Prisons Change Lives”. Keynote speaker, former Texan Republican Legislator, Jerry Madden delivered a direct message to Australian jurisdictions: “Don’t Build More Prisons, They Cost Too Much”. He stated that American Governments had learnt that mass incarceration policies have both economic and social costs that disadvantage communities rather than keeping them safe. Fast forward to 2019 – Over the past 5 years, the expansion of…

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