What can modern prisons learn from the convicts?


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Our criminal justice system has certainly changed since the First Fleet unloaded its cargo of convicts in 1788. But is our prison system doing any better in reducing crime and returning offenders to society? That’s the question explored in this lecture by the Honourable Kate Warner Governor of Tasmania and Professor Emeritus of Law. She compares Australia’s original convict system with current crime and imprisonment rates.

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