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SCIENTIFIC INDICATORS OF CONFIDENCE IN JUSTICE: TOOLS FOR POLICY ASSESSMENT

Obiettivo

EURO-JUSTIS (Justice Indicators) is a project designed to provide EU institutions and Member States with new indicators for assessing public confidence in justice. Member States are making growing use of social indicators to improve policy and its assessment, but limited progress has been made in criminal justice. Common-sense indicators based on readily available statistics – such as crime trends – have been used extensively. Much less attention has been paid to crucial but hard-to-measure indicators about public confidence in justice. Without such indicators, there is a risk that crime policies may become over-focussed on short-term objectives of crime control, at the expense of equally important longer-term objectives relating to justice. The project is based on the assumption that an effective justice system must assess itself not only against narrow criteria of crime control, but against broader criteria relating to people’s trust in justice and their sense of security. In the long term, public compliance with the law depends on the legitimacy of institutions of justice. Institutions command legitimacy if people recognise that they are fair, just and provide public security. The project will develop and pilot survey-based indicators of public confidence in justice – a term used here to embrace issues relating to fairness, trust and insecurity. It will assemble contextual data for interpreting the indicators – on the assumption that there are close relationships between public perceptions of justice and the substantive quality of justice as reflected in the workings of the justice process. It will develop tools for presenting and interpreting the indicators in ways that are intuitive and accessible. The project will aim not only to develop scientifically credible indicators but also to build some consensus across Member States about the importance of assessing crime policy against criteria of public confidence, making effective dissemination a priority.

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FP7-SSH-2007-1
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Coordinatore

The Institute for Criminal Policy Research (ICPR)
Indirizzo
Store Street 42
WC1E 7DB London
United Kingdom
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contributo UE
€ 91 372,30
Contatto amministrativo
Michael Hough (Prof.)

Partecipanti (9)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Contributo UE
€ 166 085,40
Indirizzo
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Jean Xavier Boucherle (Dr.)
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY
Bulgaria
Contributo UE
€ 114 440
Indirizzo
Alexander Zhendov Street 5
1113 Sofia
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Boyko Todorov (Mr.)
The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations
Finlandia
Contributo UE
€ 196 018
Indirizzo
Pitkansillanranta 3 A
00531 Helsinki
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Jaana Ryan (Ms.)
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Ungheria
Contributo UE
€ 77 360,60
Indirizzo
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Gabriella Szabó (Ms.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 179 624
Indirizzo
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Andrew Farrell (Mr.)
NUSIKALSTAMUMO PREVENCIJOS LIETUVOJE CENTRAS
Lituania
Contributo UE
€ 101 880
Indirizzo
Basanaviciaus 35/3
03109 Vilnius
Tipo di attività
Research Organisations
Contatto amministrativo
Andrejus Piliavecas (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italia
Contributo UE
€ 195 344
Indirizzo
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Cristiana Zani (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 166 849,70
Indirizzo
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Gill Wells (Ms.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON

Partecipazione conclusa

United Kingdom
Contributo UE
€ 210 970
Indirizzo
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Tipo di attività
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contatto amministrativo
Paul Labbett (Mr.)