The cyberpunk novelist William Gibson once said: “Technologies are morally neutral until we apply them.”
The 24th Council of Europe Conference of Directors of Prison and Probation Services will discuss how new technologies influence the management of offenders in the 21st century, the positive changes brought in by them and the place of the human factor in dealing with persons in detention or under probation.
Are the services ready to face this phenomenon and what are the ethical implications of the use of new technologies? What benefits do they bring to staff and to offenders, what risks and dangers are to be avoided?
The participants will hear about traditional working methods with suspects and offenders, whether these are impacted by the digital transformation which rapidly enters the market of execution of penal sanctions and measures and what safeguards need to be put in place.
The Conference is opened only to invited participants.
To register to the Conference click on this link (deadline 10 May 2019):
A restricted number of rooms have been pre-booked at the Adams Beach Hotel and the Christofinia Hotel for 3 nights (20, 21 and 22 May 2019); participants are invited to reserve their room at their earliest convenience by using the e-mail addresses below specifying in the subject of the e-mail message that their booking concerns the 24th CDPPS Conference (deadline 20 April 2019) :
- Practical Information
- Distribution of Moderators and Speakers in the Workshops
- Curriculum Vitae of the Speakers (version of 14/05/19 - not final)
- Compendium of Conventions, Recommendations and Resolutions relating to Prisons and Community Sanctions and Measures (March 2019)
- Conclusions from the Conference, Helsinki (26-27 February 2019)
- Publication "Unboxing Artificial Intelligence: 10 steps to protect Human Rights"