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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Julie L. Jones

Florida Department of Corrections
Julie L. Jones, Secretary

For Immediate Release
May 1, 1996
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(850) 488-0420

Southern Conference on Corrections

Crime and Punishment: Perceptions versus Reality
The 42nd Annual Southern Conference on Corrections

May 30-31, 1996

Orlando North Hilton and Towers - Altamonte Springs, Florida

Sponsored by the
Florida Department of Corrections
and The Florida State University
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice


1996 Conference Topics
General Information
Registration Form

The Southern Conference on Corrections annually explores a range of topics concerning crime and corrections. This year's conference will include poster sessions (i.e. information sharing). The poster sessions will enable a greater variety of presentations and informational exchanges.

1996 Conference Topics

  1. Crime and Punishment Conflicting Perceptions
    • Media
    • Public
    • Policy-Makers, Politicians
    • Practitioners
    • Academics
  2. Implications of Conflicting Perspectives
    • Misinformed Public
    • Misinformed Policy-Makers
    • Quick-Fix Solutions
    • Absence of Research-Policy Connections
    • Managing and Programming Corrections in this Conflicting Context
  3. Closing the Perceptions vs. Reality Gap
    • Education
    • Training
    • Strategies for more effective communication between academics, media, policy-makers, practitioners and the public

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  • Invited speakers include:
    • Talbot "Sandy" D'Alemberte, President, Florida State University
    • Reubin O'D. Askew, Former Florida Governor
    • Gary Fields, State's Editor, USA Today
    • Ted Gest, Senior Editor, U.S. News and World Report
    • Daniel Maier-Katkin, Dean, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • Marvin Mounts, Jr., Judge, 15th Judicial Circuit
    • Harry K. Singletary, Jr., Secretary, Florida Department of Corrections
    • Representatives of the Florida Legislature
  • Panels and Poster-Sessions for Practioners and Students
  • Reception for all attending

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General Information

Registration: Registration will take place at the Orlando North Hilton and Towers, Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The conference will adjourn by 1:00 p.m. on Friday.

Registration Fee: $65.00 (Students $25.00) - Registration includes two continental breakfasts and one lunch. Registration fees will not be refunded after May 15, 1996. Refunds must be requested in writing. Registrations will be on a first come, first served basis, up to the MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 250 REGISTRANTS.

Hotel Reservations: Reservations should be made directly with the Orlando North Hilton and Towers, 350 South North Lake Boulevard, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32715, by May 15, 1996. For reservations call 1-800-HILTONS or FAX to (407) 830-9378, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Early reservations are encouraged. Please state that you are attending the Southern Conference on Corrections. The rate is $55 per night (single or double) and can be extended through the weekend, based upon availability. The sponsors are not responsible for any cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or hotels. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. Reservations will not be held beyond 6:00 p.m. unless guaranteed by credit card or advance deposit. To avoid being charged for a guaranteed reservation, cancellation must be received before 6:00 p.m. on date of arrival.

In accordance with the American Disabilities Act, individuals with special accommodation needs should call (904) 488-9940 by May 15, 1996.

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Registration Form

Print this file, fill out this form, and mail to the address listed below.





Soc. Sec.#:

Check the appropriate line:
_______ Enclosed is my $65.00 conference regisration fee.
_______ Enclosed is my $25.00 student fee (for full-time students with ID).
Make checks payable to: Southern Conference on Corrections

Mail registration form and payment to:
Ms. Joyce Byrd, Registration Coordinator, Southern Conference on Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2500

For further information, please call (904) 488-9940.

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