Dr. Walter Hammerschick

Executive Director


Museumstrasse 5/12
AT-1070 Vienna

phone: +43.1.526 1516 21
Email: walter.hammerschick@irks.at


* 1962. Study of Law, University of Salzburg. Research assistant and Study of Criminology, Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Since 1991 Researcher, IRKS. 1991 to 1993 Member of the executive board, Verein für Bewährungshilfe und Soziale Arbeit. Co-author and coordinator of various projects in the field of Sociology of Law and Criminology. Since 2008 Executive Director, IRKS.


Research Emphasis

Diversion, Victim-Offender-Mediation, Penal System, Social and Professional (Re-)Integration of Excons and Offenders, Legal Guardianship


Projects

  • 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…

  • LICOS

    E-learning comprises a great chance for prisoners to improve their basic skills as well as their vo­cational knowledge. It provides learning material and activities on an individualised level, meeting the educational needs of a large variety of learners.…

  • COREPOL

    The proposed 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 the extent to which RJ is presently used and how it can be…



Publications

  • PEUS - Wissenschaftliche Evaluation der Umsetzung der Strafprozessordnung. IRKS Forschungsbericht. Wien: noch nicht freigegeben, 2010.

  • Jahresberichte und Forschungspläne

  • Von der Arbeitsmarktposition Strafgefangener und Haftentlassener zum Strafvollzug als Veranstaltung zur Förderung der beruflichen Rehabilitation Strafgefangener, in: Justizministerium des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalien (Hg.), Tagungsband der 6. Großen Juristenwoche - Behandlung im Justizvollzug/Anforderung und Herausforderung, Düsseldorf, 2001.

  • Zum Strafprozessreformgesetz - Die Sicht von Justizakteuren am Vorabend des strafprozessualen Ermittlungsverfahrens. Journal für Strafrecht, 2009/1, 9-16.

  • "Telelernen für HaftinsassInnen" - Schritte auf neuen Wegen in Österreich. Bewährungshilfe - Soziales, Strafrecht, Kriminalpolitik, 2003/4, 338-347.