Research

ELFUM

During the last twelve years in the Austrian prison system a sometimes considerable prison overcrowding was to be observed. Above all this affects the inmates, but also prison staff. Considering these…


Towards Pre-Trial Detention as Ultima Ratio

In many European countries, a high numbers of persons are held in pre-trial detention. Pre-trial detention primarily serves procedural purposes: to prevent a suspect from absconding or from tampering with…


MOMA

Compared to the penitentiary system, little is known about the conditions in Austrian police detention centres (administrative detention, detention pending deportation). However, police detention faces…


Deradicalisation in Austrian Prisons

In February 2016, the Ministry of Justice initiated several measures to fight radicalisation in prison. Security issues, educational measures, and measures concerning prisoners’ support and care were agreed…


E-YOUTH works

Adolescents are particularly vulnerable when it comes to extremist propaganda spread via the internet and the New Media. This is because young people on the one hand are more susceptible to radical positions…