Researcher : Estelle Zinsstag
Duration: 26 months (31/12/2008 – 28/02/2011)
Funders: European Commission and the European Forum for Restorative Justice
Summary of project: This two-year project consists of an exploratory study of conferencing practices, for both adult and young offenders and for low and high level crimes, and their further applicability within Europe . The researcher, supported by a steering group composed of both academics and practitioners, will focus their work on three main research questions:
- To what extent has conferencing been developed internationally?
- What are the processes used in and outcomes achieved by conferencing, and how do they compare to victim offender mediation (VOM)?
- How could conferencing practices be developed further in Europe ?