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New European Crimes and Trust-based Policy

Objective

"The FIDUCIA project will shed light on a number of distinctively ""new European” criminal acts that have emerged in the last decade as a consequence of technological developments and the increased mobility of populations across Europe.

The objective of the project is to develop policy responses to “new” forms of deviant behaviours that are also highly relevant to responding to “conventional” forms of criminality.

The FIDUCIA concept stems from the idea that public trust (in latin, ""fiducia"") in justice is critically important for social regulation, in that it leads to public acceptance of the legitimacy of institutions of justice and thus compliance with the law. The project will investigate whether a change of direction in criminal policy – from deterrence strategies and penal populism to procedural justice and trust-based policy – is desirable, and in what terms.

While traditional research is primarily concerned on “why people break the law”, the focus in FIDUCIA is on “why people obey to the law”. The FIDUCIA consortium will conduct four case studies of new forms of criminality that reflect – in various ways – the development of supra-national structures and processes across Europe. The four crime categories are: a) trafficking of human beings; b) trafficking of goods; c) the criminalisation of migration and ethnic minorities; and d) cyber-crimes. In addition, FIDUCIA will examine questions of criminalisation; assess the importance of public trust in justice and beliefs about the legitimacy of their own criminal justice system; and explore whether trust-based regulation makes sense at a supra-national level. The findings will inform an innovative model of “trust-based” policy with a raft of far-reaching recommendations for politicians and law-makers in Member States and the institutions of the European Union."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/law

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2011-2
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Funding Scheme

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

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 340 026
Administrative Contact
Stefano Maffei (Dr.)

Participants (12)

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 214 000
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sally Scott (Ms.)
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 167 800
Address
Alexander Zhendov Street 5
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maria Yordanova (Dr.)
EUROPEAN PUBLIC LAW ORGANIZATION
Greece
EU contribution
€ 185 970
Address
Achaiou 16
10675 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Piji Protopsaltis (Ms.)
The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations
Finland
EU contribution
€ 233 400
Address
Pitkansillanranta 3 A
00531 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Natalia Ollus (Ms.)
BIRKBECK COLLEGE - UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 032
Address
Malet Street
WC1E 7HX London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Craig Bryce (Mr.)
TARSADALOMTUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 149 550
Address
Toth Kalman U 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Beáta Bozsó (Ms.)
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 240 700
Address
Houghton Street 1
WC2A 2AE London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Davina Nauth (Ms.)
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 560
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Munich
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Astrid Fischer (Ms.)
LIETUVOS TEISES INSTITUTAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 160 500
Address
Ankstoji Gatve 1A
01109 Vilnius
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Evaldas Visockas (Dr.)
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 223 640
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Linda Piálek (Ms.)
ANKARA STRATEJI ENSTITUSU DERNEGI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 95 742
Address
Cumhuriyet Caddesi - Kecioren 10/19
06300 Ankara
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Mehmet Arican (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE SALAMANCA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 165 960
Address
Calle Patio De Escuelas 1
37008 Salamanca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Luis Mediero (Mr.)