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Over the years, various measures have been taken to increase the quality of our correctional services. For the most part these measures include the planning and execution of various programmes and activities that focus on rehabilitating the inmates via rebuilding their physical and mental capabilities, developing healthy attitudes and dispositions, and inculcating spiritual values and social virtues. The ultimate aim is to come up with an approach towards rehabilitation that is suitable with the needs of the inmates while capable of transforming their overall orientation towards the world and life itself.

Yet, within the bigger picture changing the inmates is only one of our concerns. What is equally needed apart from rehabilitation itself is a continuous transformation of the policies that focus on the correctional services and the criminal justice system. Policies are the mainstay of the whole correctional and criminal justice processes. The successful formulation and implementation of these policies will ensure that the incarcerated are subjected to due process within the system and thusly contribute towards better societal well-being in the long run.

This conference is organized with the overall aim of improving the country's correctional services as well as criminal justice system via intellectual discourse. We invite all parties who are directly or indirectly involved in the correctional and criminal justice system to come together and discuss various issues on the topic. The School of Applied Psychology, Social Work and Policy, Universiti Utara Malaysia is taking the lead in organising this timely discourse with the hope that human well-being can be improved through the transformation of correctional, rehabilitation and crime policies.


  • To explore issues on correctional and criminal justice;
  • To discuss contemporary initiatives, creative ideas and innovative measures towards improving the correctional and rehabilitative systems;
  • To encourage innovative research and sharing of best practices in the correctional and criminal justice system through seminars, workshops and other means;
  • To educate the public on evidence-based practice through inter-organizational sharing within the criminal justice community; and;
  • To strengthen the relationship between academics, helping practitioners and social services personnel within the fields of correctional and rehabilitation.


  • 17 August 2017
  • SOIS Auditorium, Universiti Utara Malaysia


Academicians, practitioners in correctional and rehabilitation fields, government officers, policy makers, NGOs, students, and individual who are interested.


Transforming Correctional, Rehabilitation and Crime Policies Towards Human Well-being


  • Management and Leadership in Correctional
  • Policy and Legislative
  • Delinquency
  • Crime and Criminology
  • National Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Domestic Violence
  • Intervention/Rehabilitative Therapy
  • Recidivism Prevention
  • Parole and Probation
  • Human Trafficking
  • Substance Abuse
  • Terrorism
  • Correctional Counselling
  • Human Rights
  • Correctional & Rehabilitation System
  • Other related sub-themes