Dr. Christa Pelikan

Researcher


Museumstrasse 5/12
AT-1070 Vienna

phone: +43.1.526 15 16
Email: christa.pelikan@irks.at


* 1942. Study of Social History, University of Vienna. Since its establishment in 1973 Researcher, IRKS. Chairwoman of the Comitee, "Mediation in Strafrechtsangelegenheiten", Council of Europe. 1999-2003 Member of the Criminological Scientific Council, Council of Europe.


Research Emphasis

Sociology of Family Law, Alternative Conflict Solution, Restorative Justice


Projects

  • ALTERNATIVE

    The overarching objective and expected impact of ALTERNATIVE is to provide alternative and deepened understanding based on empirical evidence on how to handle conflicts in intercultural contexts within democratic societies in order to set up security…

  • Victims and Restorative Justice

    The general objective of the project is to achieve more knowledge, through empirical evidence, on the needs, experiences and position of victims when participating in restorative justice (RJ) programmes. The development of RJ has led to some questions…



Publications

  • An interactional approach to desistance: expanding desistance theory based on the Austrian mediation practice in cases of partnership violence. Restorative Justice 4 (3): 323–344, 2016.

  • An interactional approach to desistance: expanding desistance theory based on the Austrian mediation practice in cases of partnership violence. Restorative Justice 4 (3): 323–344, 2016.

  • Zur Verbreitung von Kindesmisshandlung und Kindesmissbrauch und die Inanspruchnahme der Justiz - eine Daten- und Literaturrecherche. IRKS Forschungsbericht. Wien: noch nicht freigegeben, 2011.

  • Research informing practice – practice informing research. IRKS Working Paper No. 9. Wien, 2007.

  • Vom Sorgen und Versorgt-Werden der Frauen und Mütter. Das eheliche Unterhaltsrecht in europäischen Kodifikationen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts. Zeitschrift für Rechtssoziologie 1984/5, 260-275.

  • Doing Justice and Security? In: Aertsen Ivo, Brunilda Pali (eds.) Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe. London and New York (Routledge), 2017, 58-75.

  • Lifeworld, Law and Justice. In: Aertsen, Ivo, Brunilda Pali (eds.), Critical Restorative Justice. Oxford (Hart Publishing), 2017, 160-175.

  • Critical reflections on active participation under new governance models. In: Aertsen Ivo, Brunilda Pali (eds.) Restoring Justice and Security in Intercultural Europe. London and New York (Routledge), 2017, 164-182.

  • Getting involved and remaining distant: On action research in Vienna. In: Aertsen Ivo, Vanfraechem, Inge (eds.) Action Research in Criminal Justice. Restorative justice approaches in intercultural settings, 2018, 164-182.

  • The Austrian Juvenile Act 1988. A New Practice and New Problems, in: Messmer Heinz, Otto Hans-Uwe (eds.), Restorative Justice on Trial, Pitfalls and Potentials of Victim Offender Mediation - International Research Perspectives. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992, 163-178.

  • Die Welt der Mediation. Entwicklung und Anwendungsgebiete eines interdisziplinären Konfliktregelungsverfahrens. Klagenfurt: Alektro, 1998.

  • Gewalt-Verhältnisse. Über private Gewalt und häusliche Gegengewalt, in: Fehérváry János, Stangl Wolfgang (Hg.), Gewalt und Frieden. Verständigungen über die Sicherheitsexekutive. Wien: WUV, 1999, 47-69.

  • Aus dem Bericht der Begleitforschung zum Modellprojekt "Kinderbeistand" - Unterstützung und Entlastung für Kinder. Interdisziplinäre Zeitschrift für Familienrecht 2008/5, 288-294.

  • Rechtsschutz und Pflegekultur – Effekte des Heimaufenthaltsgesetzes. Schriftenreihe des Bundesministeriums für Justiz, Bd. 137. Neuer Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 2008.