The courts of the administration of punishment at work. Etnografic research into their interactions, decision making and practices

Project Details


2. General purpose of the research To uncover the characteristics of the multidisciplinary implementation courts through study of their interactions, decisionmaking processes and practices with regard to the different elements in the detention trajectory of the prisoner. An open process analysis of the formal and informal arguments and interactions (frontstage and backstage) between all professional and non-professional participants before, during and after court sessions, and of the specific organisational and cultural context within which decision-making develops.
Effective start/end date1/01/0931/12/12


  • 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