A Study Tour for Understanding Tough Laws

Comments from students
Ng Ka Yee 53439653
I appreciate that I could join this study
tour because it allowed me to know
more about the difference between
Singapore and Hong Kong in dealing
with crime. Besides, it was funny to
exploring the cultural differences in
Chung Man Chi, 52645280
Schedule of the Tour
6 January (Monday)
 Arrival
I was lucky to have a chance to go to a
multicultural and multilingual
community. There were many
impressive moments in the study tour,
such as the sense of safety and the
lifestyle the Singaporeans share.
 Cultural Visits
7 January (Tuesday)
 Singapore Boys’ Home
 Cultural Visits
8 January (Wednesday)
 Subordinate Courts
 Cultural Visits
9 January (Thursday)
 Home Team Academy
 Cultural Visits
10 January (Friday)
 Reflections
 Departure
Cheung Cheuk Fung, 52642829
This is a special and valuable
experience for me to have this
beneficial study tour. By attending
briefing sessions in different
organizations related to crimes, I
understand more about the criminal
justice system in Singapore, and this
trained my critical thinking when
analyzing the differences in crime
prevention between Hong Kong and
City University of Hong Kong
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Applied Social Studies
Experiencing Singapore:
A Study Tour for Understanding
Tough Laws
6 - 10 Jan 2014
The Home Team Academy (HTA)
is a Department under the
Ministry of Home Affairs training
Home Team officers in
Homefront Security and Safety.
The HTA aims at providing
Facilities, like classrooms and
computer room, in the Singapore
Boys’ Home aim at providing
academic and working training, so
that the juveniles can reintegrate to
the society after leaving the Boys’
Home. Also, the Boys’ Home is also
of high security. Juveniles are
protected by guards, gates, and
high-technology devices and the
facilities, like gates, were also used
to prevent juveniles from escaping.
Juveniles coming out from the
Home are equipped and prepared
to continue their life in the society.
centralized training for future
police within particular
disciplines, including Homefront
Security, Joint Operations and
Crisis Leadership. They support
the Home Team’s vision to make
Singapore a safe and secure
home for people, which is
defined by the values of Honor
and Unity.
The Subordinate
Courts of Singapore are consisted
of five courts such as the
Magistrates’ Courts, and Small
Claims Tribunals. It is of high
security like Boys’ Home and
Home Team Academy in which
bags and bodies underwent
checking and no photo-taking was
allowed inside the area. Designs in
courts were seen as more humane
than courts in Hong Kong.
Suspects do not need to be locked
while attending the court session.
And in the Family Courts, couple in
conflict or divorced partners were
standing separately, separated by
the lawyer. Usage of floors were
different in odd levels and even
levels to keep the suspect’s
identity confidential.

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