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					                                Malta
                       An Island of Contrasts




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                                GOZO




                   MALTA
                                                The
                                              Maltese
                                              Islands


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The Maltese Islands

• The total area is 316 km2
• Malta is 246 km2
• Gozo is 67 km2
• Comino is the small island between Malta
  and Gozo and has an area of 3 km2
• The total population is 400 000

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   VALLETTA




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MDINA




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THE THREE CITIES




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PREHISTORIC TEMPLES




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PREHISTORICAL TEMPLES




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HAGAR QIM




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University of Malta




• Origins: the founding of the ‘Collegium
    Melitense’ by the Jesuits in 1592.
•   The College was raised to University status by
    Grandmaster Manoel Pinto de Fonseca in 1769.
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The University has Ten Faculties


    I.       Architecture &
             Civil Engineering                VI. Engineering
    II.      Arts                             VII. Laws
    III.     Dental Surgery                   VIII. Medicine &
    IV.      Economics,                               Surgery
             Management &                     IX.     Science
             Accountancy                      X.      Theology
    V.       Education

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and a number of
interdisciplinary Institutes
• Agriculture
• Anglo-Italian Studies
• Baroque Studies
• Energy Technology
• Edward de Bono Institute for the Design &
  Development of Thinking
• Forensic Studies……..
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The Institute of Forensic Studies
• Acts as advisor to the government on
  criminal justice matters
• Teaches probation officers, police officers
  and other criminal justice personnel
• Acts as a resource centre in matters
  pertaining to criminal justice



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                  • There are about 9800 students - including
                       some 750 foreign or exchange students from
                       80 different countries - following courses.
                  •     About 2300 students graduate each year.




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    Corradino Correctional Facility
               (CCF)

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      Built in 1850.
      One of the few               From 1998 CCF was
   remaining examples              expanded to cater for
     of a panopticum                the ever-increasing
                                    and diverse inmate
                                         population




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           Presently CCF is made
           up of 15 divisions




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   The Organisational Structure




                                                                         DIRECTOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES


                                          PROBATION SERVICES           CORRADINO CORRECTIONAL FACILITY            ACCOUNTS


   ASS. MAN.            ASS. MAN.                 ASS. MAN.            OFFICER i/c              S.A.T.U.   INMATE ASSESSMENT   M. I. ROOM   ADMINISTRATION
REHABILITATION       INMATE SERVICES               YOURS               SECURITY                                   UNIT


The Forensic Unit       Prison Leave                 YOURS               Premises                                                            Records Office
    Education          Staff training &              PSAAB                 SRT                                                              Kitchen & Stores
    PSAAB                Discipline            Toxicology Testing      Control Room                                                             Tuckshop
Family Ext. Visits                             Disciplinary Boards      Dog Section                                                              Trades




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Criminal Responsibility
• Children under 9 years - free from
  criminal responsibility.
• Children between 9 and 14 years old can
  be detained, but this is a very rare
  occurrence.
• Teenagers between 14 and 18 years old
  can be sentenced to prison punishment
  diminished by 2 degrees (9:36)


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   Young Offender Unit of Rehabilitation
          Services (Y.O.U.R.S.)




  • In 1996, young offenders were
         separated from adult prisoners
     • In 1999, YOURS moved to better
                                     CCF
         premises within the Meeting I campus
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Inside the new premises …




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The Prison Regulations 1995



Prisoners should be classified according to:

•    Sex
•    Age (under 21 and over 21 years)
•    Unconvicted and convicted prisoners
•    First time offenders and recidivists
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Characteristics of YOURS
population
• Average age = 21 years
• Mostly Maltese nationals
• Most common charges:
    Crimes against property
    Crimes related to substance abuse
• Average age of onset of drug
  experimentation: 13.5 years
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Characteristics of YOURS
population
• Educational level:
      High levels of illiteracy
      Despite regular attendance during
       primary     school        years, school
       attendance drops dramatically during
       the secondary years



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Educational courses offered in
YOURS
              • Maltese and English literacy
              • ‘O’ level English
              • European Computer Driving
                Licence (ECDL)
              • Electrician’s Licence ‘A’
              • Pottery
              • Food Handling Licence ‘B’
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