Project Details


The aim of this research proposal is to analyse the dynamics of relations of (extreme) institutional dependency and the influence of human rights standards and legislation on these relations. It will focus on two case studies, health care institutions and prisons, through an integration of different scientific disciplines: human rights, legal theory, sociology of law, criminology, forensic psychology, end of life care and decisions, oncology. In doing so, it will bring together the expertise of different VUB-research teams in a true attempt at integrated interdisciplinary research about a very timely subject matter of high social, legal, ethical and medical pertinence.
Effective start/end date1/01/1131/12/14


  • Sentencing
  • Pre-Trial Detention
  • Community Policing
  • Restorative Justice
  • Criminal Policy
  • Criminal Law
  • Prison Systems
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Economic Criminality
  • Criminal Procedure

Flemish discipline codes

  • Law and legal studies