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"Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Restorative Justice and the Policing
of Ethnic Minorities in Germany, Austria, and Hungary"

Objective

"The proposed research will use a comparative design (Germany, Austria, Hungary) to establish whether better police - minority relations can be achieved through means of a Restorative Justice (RJ) approach. The extent and cultural particularities of RJ programs and their affiliation to the criminal justice system will be ascertained. Then specific minority populations (Turks in Germany, Roma in Hungary, Africans in Austria) will be examined in regard to the country’s security context. The involvement of police in RJ programs for minority populations will be explored. Finally, the proposed research will exemplify the scope of RJ approaches for the improvement of police - minority communication and interaction.
Based on the legality principle and on an inquisitorial civil law tradition of policing and criminal justice, the partner countries’ legal and policing systems differ substantially from the Anglo-American-Australian hemisphere of restorative justice. The findings will have a wider impact on the Middle and Eastern EU situation. The research will include open questions of gender, age and cultural compatibility of RJ. With positions at police universities the researchers are well grounded in police science and have carried out previous work on minorities. This grants them access to the field and to practical areas of police work and management. Their principal involvement in B.A./ M.A. programs for police officers and in CEPOL/EUSEC research secures dissemination into police and the scientific community."

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

DEUTSCHE HOCHSCHULE DER POLIZEI
Address
Zum Roten Berge 18-24
48165 Muenster
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 536 255
Administrative Contact
Anne Lang

Participants (4)

BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER INNERES
Austria
EU contribution
€ 356 202
Address
Herrengasse 7
1010 Wien
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Markus Richter (Mr.)
HUNGARIAN MINISTRY OF INTERIOR
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 156 300
Address
Mogyorodi Street 43
1903 Budapest
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria Kircsi (Ms.)
VEREIN FUR RECHTS-UND KRIMINALSOZIOLOGIE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 307 824
Address
Museumstrasse 5/12
1070 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Hammerschick (Dr.)
EUROPEAN RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 73 100
Address
Roentgenstrasse 19
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oliver Panzer (Mr.)