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Posts by Tim Dixon

Video: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

This video was produced as part of the Criminal Justice Education program. It was designed for use by Criminal Justice Educators (CJEs) in classroom presentations to illustrate particular aspects of the criminal justice system in Alberta as it applies to minors (under 18 years of age). While the CJE program has been discontinued, this video…

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John Howard on Alberta Primetime: First Nations Overrepresentation in Prisons

John Howard on Alberta Primetime: First Nations overrepresentation in prisons from John Howard Society of Alberta on Vimeo. Original Air Date: Monday, November 03, 2014 Reposted with permission from Alberta Primetime. Description from their website: “Alberta’s been flagged by The Fraser Institute as a place where First Nations people are severely over-represented in prison populations.” John…

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John Howard on Alberta Primetime: Mental Health in Prisons

Video courtesy Alberta Primetime. Their description: “Reports of suicides and solitary confinement of the mentally ill inmates in federal prisons is raising concerns over how inmates with mental health issues are treated in our correctional centres. How prevalent are mental illnesses in Alberta jails, and what services are available to treat them? “We’re joined by…

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Chris Hay at Creative Alberta

Chris Hay at Creative Alberta from John Howard Society of Alberta on Vimeo. John Howard Society of Alberta Executive Director Chris Hay speaks at the 2012 Creative Alberta conference, on the need to bring creativity to the criminal justice system. (Video courtesy Creative Alberta, posted with permission.)    

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TV for Alberta Inmates

John Howard on Alberta Primetime: TV for Alberta Inmates from John Howard Society of Alberta on Vimeo. Original Air Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Posted with the permission of ACCESS Television Network and Alberta Prime Time. From their website: “The Bowden Prison is putting out a request for proposal for a company to provide cable…

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Closing Liquor Stores Early to Prevent Crime in Alberta

Original Air Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Posted with the permission of ACCESS TV and Alberta Primetime. From the website: “Edmonton has now broken its record for homicides in a single year, and as that murder rate continues to balloon, police suggest closing liquor stores at midnight in certain neighbourhoods would help curb violent crime.…

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Should Alberta Have a Mental Health Court?

Original air date: August 8, 2011. Posted with the permission of ACCESS TV and Alberta Primetime. “Mental health courts have the power to order treatment in cases where mental health issues are the likely cause of criminal behavior and they already operate in provinces like Ontario and B.C. “Some say mental health courts reduce the…

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Crowded Alberta Prisons

May 26, 2011– John Howard Society of Alberta Executive Director Chris Hay appeared with retired criminologist Keith Spencer on ACCESS Television’s public affairs program “Alberta Primetime” to discuss crowding in Alberta’s prisons. The video is in two parts.(Our thanks to ACCESS Television and Alberta Primetime for permission to post these videos.) Part 1 of 2…

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Police Community Relations

Broadcast June 28, 2011. Clip courtesy ACCESS Television. From their site: “The murders of young Somali men in Alberta are a community tragedy and a public safety concern. Most remain unsolved, and tense frustration among Somalis and authorities is running high. Somali leaders say they are working on solutions within their community, but they’re also…

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