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Mobilizing law and rights

Systematic research on ways individuals deal with potentially justiciable problems, on the extent, factors and framework conditions of different forms of individual legal mobilization has been largely lacking for Austria...

 

 

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Monitoring of the social climate in prison

Monitoring the social climate in prison is becoming increasingly relevant internationally because studies show that prison climate influences not only the quality of prison life but also reoffending. Unlike many European countries that already conduct such measurements, there is ...


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BeWirkt - Impact Evaluation of the Austrian Probation Services 

Probation services help offenders to come to terms with the crime they have committed and to avoid reoffending. Assistance further aims to support probationers in securing their own livelihoods and help them implement constructive changes in various areas of their lives. In ....

 

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MEDIAS - Mediation as an Instrument of Dispute and Conflict Resolution: Application Practice and Effects

The study provides systematic and meaningful empirical data on the application practice, quality and effectiveness of out-of-court mediation according to the Austrian ZivMediatG. The study also analyzes the interrelationship between mediation and civil jurisdiction...

 

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JUGHENT – Empirical research for the positioning and development of the Youth Court Assistance Service

Repressive sanctions in criminal law against young people often have adverse consequences. Therefore, most jurisdictions jurisdictions provide for alternatives to react to juvenile delinquency with minimal intervention, educational sanctions and social constructive reparative measures. Finding the right form of reaction requires...


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Digital Rehabilitation in Prison

Austrian prisoners are largely excluded from modern information and communication technology (ICT). As our society evolves into a digital information society, there is an increasing demand of developing ways in which inmates can be granted access to modern ICT without putting security in prisons, but also in society, at risk. Digitization in prison entails risks, but also opens up...


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Research on place-oriented predictive policing in Austria

The research assignment consists of an in-depth investigation of place-oriented predictive policing approaches used in Austria based on the near-repeat concept. It will also include a description of the Austrian efforts to implement a form of risk-terrain-modelling. Interviews with experts in the Bundeskriminalamt as well as with the task force for street crime....

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J-CAP: Judicial cooperation for the enhancement of mutual recognition regarding probation measures and alternative sanctions

The J-CAP project aims at improving the execution of Framework Decision 2008/947, which lays down rules for facilitating the recognition and application of probation measures and alternative sanctions among ...

 

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IRKS support for the further development of the judicial part of the Security Report

Until the 2019 reporting year, the "Security Report - Report on the Activities of the Criminal Justice System" only contained information on offense groups or individual offense phenomena connected to ...

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Restrictions on freedom in care, i.e., physical and chemical restraints, and nursing facilities for people with disabilities or mental illnesses to prevent endangerment of self and others (third parties) are acts of …

 

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Stratex - Strategies of extremist organisations within the education sector

This research project analyses the objectives, strategies, networks and the concrete approaches of extremist organisations in the education sector in order to provide information necessary for ...

 

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Pretriad - Alternative pre-tial detention measures

According to estimates based on Council of Europe data, around 350,000 people were in pre-trial detention in one of the member states in early 2019. It is a generally recognized principle that pre-trial detention should ...
 
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Community Works

International research on security in the public sphere illustrates the multitude of uncertainty and insecurity factors that interact in a complex way on a physical-spatial, individual/psychological, and ....

 

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HC-POL-DATA - Expanded, systematic hate crime data collection and reporting by the Austrian Police

The project aims to improve the recording of derogatory bias motives in criminal charges on a scientific basis. According to the permanent case law of the European Court of Human Rights ....
 
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BI:JU - Biography work in open youth work

Causal studies on the radicalisation of young people show a failed or fragile identity development and a tenuous relationship towards one’s own biography as central risk factors for turning towards ...

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SiGit - Security behind bars

Overcrowded prisons, high numbers of prisoners with mental health issues, high numbers of foreign national prisoners, and increasing numbers of reported assaults upon prison guards and brawls between inmates suggest that ...
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The project aims to design and disseminate an online campaign including deradicalizing and preventative online resources (mainly online counter-narratives, such as the stories of former extremists); videos ...

 

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E-YOUTH.works

Adolescents are particularly vulnerable when it comes to extremist propaganda spread via the internet and the New Media. One the one hand, this is due to young people being more susceptible to radical positions ...

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ELFUM - Electronic monitoring as a resource for up-to-date prison management

During the last twelve years, the Austrian prison system was considerably overcrowded at times. Above all, this affects the inmates, but also prison staff. Considering these conditions ...

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JA_SICHER - Youth work in the public space as a multidimensional safeguard: approaches to efficiency-evaluation

Outreach youth work offers setting-orientated social consultation and support on a communal level. The primary target group is a socially vulnerable one, specifically young persons with ...


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COREPOL - Conflict resolution, mediation and restorative justice an dpolicing of minorities in Germany, Austria and Hungary

The research will use a comparative design to establish whether better police-minority relations can be achieved through means of a Restorative justice (RJ) approach. it will determine ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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