Criminal Justice 2008

What is restorative justice?


Question of the week

How much do you agree with imprisoning offenders for theft offences?
Very much - prison is an effective response to theft offences.
Somewhat - imprisonment might have short-term positive effects, but doesn't solve the problem on the long run.
Not at all - with mass imprisonment we just make this problem more serious, reintegration of offenders become even more difficult, not to mention the high costs of prisons that need to be paid by the citizens.

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2009. 11. 26

The Hungarian Prison Association held a scientific session about the new ciminal procedure draft legislation in the saloon of ELTE ÁJK, on the 26th of november 2009.

The detailed introductory speech about the new draft legislation was held by dr. Veronika Pázsit from the Ministry of Justice. Dr.András Szűcs, prosecutor of the Attorney General’s Office summarized his observation about the draft legislation. According to the introduction, the draft...

2009. 07. 22

As part of the "Mediation and restorative justice in prison settings" European Comission endorsed project, the National Institute of Criminology és a Foresee Research Group organized a workshop on July 22 2009. at the National...

The reason for the workshop was, that numerous programmes, similar in vison to our MEREPS project, have been launched lately in the Balassagyarmat Prison and several other correctional...

2009. 05. 14

Foresee Reasearch Group and the National Institute of Criminology held a poaster presentation about the MEREPS project at the Annual Conference of the Prison Service Budapest.

The National Institute of Criminology and the Foresee Research Group was invited to the at the

Annual Conference of the Prison Service...
2009. 04. 17

On 17 April 2009 members of the MEREPS Consortium had its very first project meeting. Above all, it was not even planned in the original programme and the budget! It was an opportunity for us to meet in another context, hence we...

2009. 03. 16

At the 16th of march 2009 the three year-long, European Comission endorsed “Mediation and Restorative Justice in Prison Settings” project (JLS/2008/JPEN015-30-CE-0267156/00-39) has officially started.

The project aims to: through empiric research and pilot project ona a national and international level

•    to explore the opportunities for implementing mediation and RJ practices into the prison settings;
•    to survey tha attitudes of prison staff,...