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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."
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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)

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BUNDESMINISTERIUM FUER INNERES

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 356 202

HUNGARIAN MINISTRY OF INTERIOR

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 156 300

VEREIN FUR RECHTS-UND KRIMINALSOZIOLOGIE

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 307 824

EUROPEAN RESEARCH SERVICES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 73 100

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285166

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2012

  • End date

    31 December 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 775 192

  • EU contribution

    € 1 429 681

Coordinated by:

DEUTSCHE HOCHSCHULE DER POLIZEI

Germany