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Interview with timothy Leo, chief psychologist of the Singapore prison service

A Day, S Casey

Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World | Published : 2012


Singapore is a small but densely populated country, with a resident population of just over 5 million people. It is near the equator, located south of Malaysia in Southeast Asia, and although made up of more than 60 different islands, has a total land mass of only 272 mi 2 (704 km 2 ). Singapore is a relatively new country, which became independent only in 1965, when it separated from the Federation of Malaysia after a long period of British rule. Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s senior minister and prime minister for more than 40 years following independence, developed a strong vision of how Singapore should be governed which has profoundly shaped not only the economic development of the country b..

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