Conflict Resolution

Only a small number of conflicts in everyday life are handled by police and courts. The IRKS has been doing research on various types of conflicts and on alternative modes of conflict resolution. These alternatives focus on reconciliation as opposed to punishment and seek the active participation of the parties involved: first of all the victim and the offender. The IRKS has performed research on the pilot projects of victim-offender mediation, first in juvenile criminal law (1984-1988), and later in general criminal law (1992-1995). Following up on this involvement the IRKS has been a partner in various European (AGIS, COST, and FP7) research projects dealing with the topic of "Restorative Justice" as well as contributing to conferences, seminars and workshops dedicated to this topic.


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…


Restorative justice in cases of domestic violence

The Restorative Justice in Cases of Domestic Violence-project aims at filling research gaps and getting together existing knowledge on using restorative justice in cases of domestic violence or rather…


Desistance and Restorative Justice

Summary of project: Although many studies have shown that participation in restorative justice programs often reduces the likelihood of reoffending, it remains unclear why this is the case, for which groups…


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.…


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…