CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE (CNRS) Proposes near to Paris ADVANCED RESEARCH IN CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE At Centre de recherches sociologiques sur le droit et les institutions pénales (CESDIP)CESDIP is the main French research center in the area of crime and criminal justice. A joint center of CNRS and the Ministry of Justice, it is part of an international network (GERN, Groupe européen de recherches sur les normativités) and has also a joint research program with the Max Planck Insitut fürinternationales und ausländisches Strafrecht (Freiburg, Germany). It cooperates with a wide range of specialized French and foreign agencies. The CESDIP is located about 20 kms from Paris, nearby Versailles (easily accessible by subway). One or more Marie Curie research fellowships are offered each year for periods between 3 and 12 months. Research fellows may have a background in any of the social sciences or law. Research fellows will have full access to the center's activities, facilities and library. They will be assisted in making contacts with other agencies.
Main research themes:
1. Socio-political analysis of the law- making process (substantive or procedural criminal law)
2. Enforcement of legal norms and the criminal justice process
- Public and private police organisations
- Legal professions
- Specific crimes (homicide, drugs, money-laundering, organized crime etc,.), specific deviant sub-populations (adults, women, juveniles, migrants etc..)
3. Victims' surveys and fear of crime
4. Theoretical and historical approaches
- History of criminology and related sciences
- History of crime and criminal justice
- Sociological theory of crime, deviance and norms Post-graduate students will be selected on the basis of their scientific ability, current research program, compatibility with the centre's programme. The CNRS is an equal opportunity employer.