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No, Training Centre of Corps of Prison and Court Guard does not carry out research activities nor it employs researchers or study managers.What types of work do you do?
-How do you communicate your research work ?
-Would you be interested in collaborating with other European researchers or study managers and on which topics?
-Do other research institutions exist on correctional issues in your country and who are the contact persons?
Actually not systematically. There are ad-hoc research activities or studies carried out in cooperation with faculty of Law of the Comenius University in Bratislava or within project “Chance for return” implemented by Corps of Prison and Court Guard with the support of EU.
NoWhat types of work do you do?
/How do you communicate your research work ?
/Would you be interested in collaborating with other European researchers or study managers and on which topics?
/Do other research institutions exist on correctional issues in your country and who are the contact persons?
Yes,the universities in Belgium do research on correctional issues.
At present, Bila Tserkva Penitentiary Staff Training Centre has not carried out research concerning the qualification level of the staff of the Penitentiary Service of Ukraine, including probation service.What types of work do you do?
Bila Tserkva Penitentiary Staff Training Centre is constantly elaborating educational program for initial professional training and professional training.
During 2015-2019, the research was being carried out on "The development of professional competence of probation staff in departmental educational institutions of the Penitentiary Service of Ukraine" in connection with the creation of a probation service in Ukraine and the urgent need to train probation staff.
Currently, the Training Centre and the management of the Probation Centre and experts of international projects are developing relevant training programs and manuals, as well as a distance learning courses.
In 2019, a sociological research of the professional and educational staff motivation of the social and psychological service of prisons and pre-trial detention facilities was conducted.
In 2020, a sociological thematic research was carried out on gender aspects of the penitentiary system of Ukraine
The teaching staff of Bila Tserkva Penitentiary Staff Training Centre is conducting the following scientific research:
Ombudsman institution as a way to protect the rights and legitimate interests of inmates;
A comparative analysis of juvenile prison sentence in Ukraine and European Union Countries;
Criminological characteristics of probation programs in Ukraine.
Organizational and pedagogical principles of development of penitentiary education in Norway.
The staff of Training Centre is also involved in the development of new tools and methods of working with convicts in penitentiary institutions (risk assessment, individual programs of inmates, reintegration programs) as a part of the Working Group at the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine.
The results of research are published at scientific and practical conferences and workshops. The Training Centre staff also published a large number of scientific articles, publications in collections of scientific papers and materials of scientific and practical conferences, scientific publications, educational-methodological manuals, created educational videos, developed the educational programs and electronic training courses, etc.Would you be interested in collaborating with other European researchers or study managers and on which topics?
The teaching staff of the Training Centre is interested in collaborating with other European researchers and organizations.
There are some interesting topics for us:
Tools and methods of working with inmates in penitentiary institutions (risk assessment, individual programs of convicts, reintegration programs);
Ombudsman institution as a way to protect the rights and legitimate interests of inmates;
The use of probation programs in international practice.
Methods of staff training of penitentiary and probation institutions;
Organization of distance learning for penitentiary and probation personnel.
The department of the study of Criminal Executive Service of Scientific Research Institute for the Study of Crime Problems (Kharkiv). Director – doctor of law, professor Anatoly Stepaniuk.
Scientific Research Institute for the Study of Crime Problems:
The Head of Staff Training Department is responsible at the General Directorate level, and the staff training centers operating in five different provinces in the countryside from prison and detention houses in Turkey for the training of prison staff.
Requests for information, documents and permission are evaluated and approved by our General Directorate in an academic research or study aimed to be carried out by third parties (by university students, academicians, researchers or execution service staffs who are studying academic education) in matters such as the training needs of our country's prison staffs, their training level and current staff trainig contents.
A copy of these research / studies, which are allowed to be carried out, is requested to be submitted to our General Directorate with the completion of the study.
Except this; regarding the determination of the eligibilty and quality levels of the staff training programs, the MEDSIS (Central Evaluation System) application that is developed in the last two years by the Head of Staff Training Department is used. With the MEDSIS application, it is possible to collect instant data in online, automatically report and analyze the data for the determination of the efficiency of current training programs carried out in our prison staff training centers. With these studies using different standardized questionnaires, it is possible to provide comprehensive and rapid information to our managers who make policy and strategy and make decisions in the General Directorate.
In addition, in our five staff training centers are also haven opportunitiy to benefit from the reports and data analysis regarding the questionnaries with the screens defined for the lecturers who are authorized by MEDSIS and in charge of the measurement and evalutation unit.
Furthermore, there are approximately 5,000 English and Turkish books, publications, photographs and works are also available to researchers about penitentiary system regarding Turkey and all world in the Specialization Library established in Ankara Personnel Training Center.
As mentioned in our answer above, data collection, automatic reporting and analysis studies are carried out within the scope of MEDSIS in order to contribute to increase the qualifications of existing personnel training activities, to compare the efficiency of training programs carried out by different training centers, or to monitor the efficiency and development process of an ongoing training program.
In case of completion of academic research and studies for which permission is requested from our General Directorate, it may be used as a reference source for personnel training.
Reporting and analysis studies conducted within the scope of MEDSİS are made available to the relevant unit supervisors of our Ministry and the General Directorate, as well as to the staff training experts of the General Directorate and the managers and lecturers of the staff training centers.
MEDSIS reporting and analysis are also submitted to the Ministry and the Board Members of Education through regular evaluation meetings held periodically and annually.
Master's and doctoral thesis studies completed within the framework of the permissions of our General Directorate are published on the thesis search page of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK) (https://tez.yok.gov.tr/UlusalTezMerkezi/).
Yes.Do other research institutions exist on correctional issues in your country and who are the contact persons?
There are studies conducted by universities and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
The Czech Prison Service does not have a research department. The Academy has Documentation and History Unit responsible also for some specific research activities. Individual research is carried out by prison and Academy employees within their university and postgraduate studies – The Academy may be considered a consultation place with a scientific library.
There are three employees in the Documentation and History Unit, the head is PhDr. Aleš Kýr and the researcher is PhDr. Ondřej Hladík.
Historical penology research.How do you communicate your research work ?
Historical Penology magazine is issued twice a year https://www.vscr.cz/informacni-servis/ke-stazeni/historicka-penologie/
We also publish various composite books, collections of abstracts, conference proceedings or monographs with research findings written by external experts.
We would like to be a partner in other institutions´ studies if we find the topic (penology, prison staff, treatment of prisoners) relevant to the Czech environment and if our staff resources are sufficient.
We are ready to publish EPTA members´ research findings and present them to the Czech prison staff.
The coordinator of research work in the field of corrections is Mgr. Lukáš Dirga Ph.D at the Ministry of Justice email@example.com
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Yes, we do. We have a single unite focused on Research, formed by one Research Manager, one Assistant Research and three research fellows.What types of work do you do?
a) Own research
b) Researches in partnership with external experts
c) Supervision of researches carried out by external experts
Any topic related with Prison, Probation, Juvenile Justice, Restorative Justice and Attention to Victims
Seminars / Webinars
Yes we would. But unfortunately we are at our 100% of capacity and we could not commit ourselves more. Nevertheless, we would like very much to receive regular information concerning the current developments of Official Training Academies in terms of researchDo other research institutions exist on correctional issues in your country and who are the contact persons?
Some universities do research on correctional issues, but no one works in this field as an unique matter. In order to provide contacts, we would to know in advance the issue of interest.
The ÉNAP, in Agen, has an Interdisciplinary Centre for Applied Research in the correctional Field (CIRAP) and a Training Observatory.
1. The CIRAP research analyses the correctional (custodial & non-custodial) field by questioning the programmes and practices. The CIRAP has two lines of work: penitentiary systems and political rationalities on the one hand and penitentiary practices and contexts of action on the other. More broadly, the work carried out within these two axes aims to problematize the penitentiary question in the paradigm of control societies to better understand the production and functioning of penal institutions in our contemporary societies.
The CIRAP team is multidisciplinary with researchers (with a doctorate) in political sociology, sociology of identities, criminology, psychology, political science and a training engineer.
2. The Training Observatory is made up of a unit manager with a doctorate in sociodemography and two study managers (currently, one with a doctorate in demography and the other with a master's degree in sociology).
Through the production of a many data, mainly statistical, this service responds to multiple and varied requests, sponsored by the Academy’s services and the correctional administration directorate. It processes and analyses statistical data on the profile of all trainees entering training at the ÉNAP (socio-demographic characteristics, motivations, professional prospects, geographic mobility, etc.), the evaluation of the training they have received (satisfaction evaluation, deferred evaluation), ad hoc studies on the training conditions and on professional careers of correctional staff.
At the central level of the correctional administration, in Paris, two entities exist: the data office and the Research and Innovation Laboratory (LAB).
3. The Data Office's main missions are the collection, use and development of data within the correctional administration as well as the evaluation of correctional policies. It aims:
- the establishment of data governance supported by a doctrine;
- the provision of decision-making tools adapted to the needs of decision-makers;
- and the production of in-depth studies to meet new or more complex needs.
The office consists of a solution & tools section (collecting the data needs of the correctional services and leading improvement projects) and a studies & analysis section (statistical and demographic studies based on these correctional data, in particular in order to inform and evaluate public decisions and policies).
4. The Research and Innovation Laboratory responds in particular to the needs of monitoring, research & development, experimentation, and foresight to promote innovation in technological fields as well as in the human and behavioural sciences.
Composed of engineering specialists and researchers in the human sciences, the laboratory is responsible for identifying innovative experiments proposed by other administrations or by companies in the private sector and to assess the relevance of their development for the correctional administration. The laboratory also ensures the dissemination of concepts and knowledge useful for decision-making and the development of professional practices.
At the academy’s level:
The CIRAP performs applied research. The attached document presents a summary of the research carried out between 2003 and 2018. More recently, the current research projects are as follows:
• Covid19. Confinement and prison: Crossed views of the CIRAP teacher-researchers on the crisis.
• Analysing the role of expertise in the criminological evaluation of litigants.
• Analysing the consequences of the criminalization of domestic violence on the care of convicts.
• Understanding the stakes of designation on the subjectivation of radicalized people.
• Understanding the trajectory of the pedagogy of responsibility (from training to practice) in French probation.
• The specific challenges of reintegrating terrorists and radicalized prisoners in the community
• State of play of restorative justice in France and its prospects
• Comparative France / Quebec / Belgium approach to the professional training of probation officers.
To download the research carried out (in French), visit our website : http://www.enap.justice.fr/les-dossiers-thematiques-du-cirap
Some examples of studies carried out by the Training Observatory:
• Geographic mobility of trainee prison officers: from entry into training to the first assignment
• trainee prison officers 2008-2019, Profile, motivations and perspectives
• Mapping: professional migrations at the end of training
• Who becomes a probation officer: Evolution of the socio-demographic profile of probation officers when they enter training, from 1995 to 2013
At the level of the correctional administration directorate:
The services of the data office and the Research and Innovation Laboratory publish work in the form of Penitentiary and Criminological Studies Notebooks (available in French on http://www.justice.gouv.fr/prison-et-reinsertion-10036/ladministration-penitentiaire-10037/les-publications-de-ladministration-penitentiaire-31131.html )
Some recent examples:
- 4,500 more inmates in 5 years - 2015-2020: statistical analysis of the evolution of the prison population
- Representation of the French people on the prison
- Working in centralized surveillance centres: How electronic surveillance transforms the job of prison officer
- Between constraints and inventiveness: ergonomic approach to the work of surveillance staff
- Prison officers facing the sexuality of young people in detention
- Prison officer: a job in tension
- Prison violence: for a systemic approach
- Measures and sanctions followed by the probation & integration prison services in the non-custodial sector - Statistical developments 1970-2014
- People detained at the end of their life: individual experiences and methods of care
At the ÉNAP, research work is the subject of various publications (reports, thematic files, columns, articles in review) in French. They are also promoted in dedicated events within the ÉNAP as well as at local, national and international levels (seminars, conferences, symposia). The CIRAP also aims to create conference-debates in the School's museum space.
Researchers are also teacher-researchers. They provide training to the students of the academy and organize seminars on correctional issues in connection with research work.
The Interdisciplinary Centre for Applied Research in the correctional Field is part of an international research dynamic with the deployment of a comparative dimension in the work produced and an openness towards civil society through the communication of its results and analyses to a wider audience (“general public” conferences, for example).
It is currently carrying out research projects on the basis of partnerships (in particular with Quebec and Belgium) and aspires to develop thematic workshops and seminars to which foreign researchers would be invited to compare and share its work.
To our knowledge, there are no other institutions dedicated exclusively to the analysis of penitentiary issues in France. On the other hand, several researchers (universities / The French National Centre for Scientific Research) are carrying out work on these questions, without belonging to a dedicated entity.
Yes, it does. Academic and pedagogical staff of the Academy of the State Penitentiary Service carries out researches in correctional field. Such researches are carried out by academics who have academic degree of PhD and Doctor of Sciences and academic status of Associate Professor and Professor. Research studies at the Academy of SPS are carried out within the framework of the following registered academic topics: "Human and citizen’s rights and freedoms and their protection by criminal and legal, criminal and executive means and the system of crime prevention measures", "Criminal and Executive System of Ukraine and its role in the development of legal and social state", "Problems of national and international law", "Psychological and pedagogical principles of penitentiary personnel’s professional education and activities", "Influence of socio-humanitarian and economic landscapes on human life at the turn of historical epochs".What types of work do you do?
The following types of academic work are carried out at the Academy of the State Penitentiary Service:
- academic and methodological support of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine and interregional departments for executing criminal penalties and probation is being provided. In particular, for the period from 2016 till 2020 the workers of the Academy were making the propositions in order to fulfill the instructions of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine concerning the following topics: improvement of the legislation in the field of the State Criminal and Executive Service of Ukraine activity, the procedure of probation programs development and implementation; the mechanism of personnel rotation within the interregional departments for executing criminal penalties and probation; increasing the effectiveness of the management of the State Criminal and Executive Service of Ukraine and optimizing the system of training, retraining and advanced training of penitentiary personnel; development of a regulatory framework in order to organize control of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine over the distribution of convicts in penal institutions; coordination of the topic and stages of carrying out joint research on the following theme: "Legal basis for bringing the conditions of convicts and prisoners’ detention in line with European standards". Academic and pedagogical staff of the Academy of the SPS participated in a meeting of the working group of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine concerning the issues of implementing gender-based approaches mainstreaming into the activities of the Ministry in the framework of realizing the Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In addition, the representatives of the Academy of the SPS participated in an online meeting of the subgroup of the working group in order to discuss the draft tools for assessing the risks of recidivism and individual planning of independent educational work in penal institutions and the concept of convicts’ Rehabilitation Preparation Course program organized by the Criminal Justice and Penal System Project Office.
- within the framework of international cooperation, the personnel of the Academy of the SPS took part in a seminar on rehabilitation approaches and prison management, which was held at the Bila Tserkva center. This event took place within the framework of cooperation between the Council of Europe and the European Union for the Eastern Partnership countries. An information session on the topic "Health care in places of detention" was held at the Academy of the SPS. The international organization Red Cross, representatives of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, heads of penal institutions and the heads of their medical units took part in it. In addition, the Academy of the SPS was the organizer and co-organizer of such international scientific and practical conferences as: "Human rights and freedoms and their provision in conditions of imprisonment", "Current issues of theory and practice in law, education, social and behavioral sciences". The representatives of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine, the Commissioner of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for Human Rights, the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine, scholars from Ukraine, Poland, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in them;
- study visits are being maintained. In particular teachers and undergraduates of the Academy in 2019 visited Warsaw (Poland). This visit was organized by the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights (Warsaw, Poland) and the non-governmental organization MART in partnership with the Human Rights Education House in Chernihiv with the support of the Houses Foundation human rights and the program "Changes in the RITA region" (Poland) in the framework of the project "Promotion of international standards in correctional and educational institutions", aimed at learning about the positive practices of the Polish system of treatment with minors who are in conflict with law;
- trainings are being conducted. The trainings cover the following topics: "Motivational interviews in working with minors who are in conflict with law". This training was held in the city of Kyiv with the assistance of the Ukrainian-Canadian project "Reforming the criminal justice system for minors in Ukraine" (Agritim Canada Consulting Ltd.); "Organizing and implementing by the investigative units of the State Criminal and Executive Service of Ukraine the pre-trial investigation of crimes committed on the territory or on the premises of the State Criminal and Executive Service of Ukraine". This training was carried out for the persons appointed to the positions of investigators.
The Academy of the SPS hosted the training on implementing the Rehabilitation Program for Convicts and Detainees with Mental and Behavioral Disorders due to the Use of Psychoactive Substances. It was held with the support of the international project FIIAPP (International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policy "EU ACTION: EU action on drugs and organized crime"). Experts from Spain: EU ACTION project coordinator Jose Manuel Coloradas and project experts Fernando Lassala and Carmen Alvaro were the speakers at the event.
– training and academic-methodological provision for the activities of practical personnel of penitentiary bodies and institutions are being provided. In particular, the academic and pedagogical staff of the Academy of the SPS prepared the Programs of initial professional training for middle and senior staff of the departments of social and educational work of penal institutions and detention centers, for personnel of operational units of penal institutions and detention centers, for heads of penal institutions and detention centers, and also for psychologists; the specialized courses on “Actions of the rapid response team in case of emergencies” for personnel of rapid response teams was also developed and conducted, etc.
– debates, round tables, seminars with the involvement of practical personnel of penal bodies and institutions are being conducted. These events cover the following topics: “Implementation of probation programs and social-educational work with probation clients, on the basis of the State Institution “Probation Center”, “Introduction of innovative methods of work with convicts in the framework of implementation of penitentiary probation”, “Topical issues of dynamic security in the activities of penitentiary bodies and institutions”; “Main directions of ensuring the safety of convicts sentenced to imprisonment and penitentiary personnel”, “Prevention of the HIV infection spread among convicts and detainee”, etc.;
– textbooks, training and teaching aids on the issues of convicts’ execution of sentences and their re-socialization are being produced. These textbooks, training and teaching aids cover the following topics: “Monitoring the observance of prisoners and convicts’ rights in penal institutions”, “Pastoral activities in penal institutions as an element of convicts’ re-socialization”; “Academic course of Criminal and Executive Psychology”; “Tactical and special training of personnel of rapid response teams of penal institutions and military formations of the State Criminal and Executive Service of Ukraine”. The Academy of the SPS is the publisher of three printed periodicals that are scientific journals “Criminal and Executive System: Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow”; “Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Law”, "Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences".
The Academy of the SPS conducts research work by training the post graduates for obtaining PhD degree in the specialty 081 “Law” in full-time and correspondence departments, as well as advanced training of personnel of penal bodies and institutions, and also future officers’ training. All types and forms of research work of the academic and pedagogical staff, students, cadets, masters and post graduate students are aimed at activating their creative thinking, effectiveness of solving problematic situations in the course of their professional activity in penal institutions.Would you be interested in collaborating with other European researchers or study managers and on which topics?
The Academy of the SPS is interested in cooperation with the other European researchers and study managers on implementing international standards in the field of protection of convicts and prisoners’ rights, respect for human rights in penal institutions, including the right to work, pensions, medical care, educational activities concerning juvenile convicts, training and advanced training of personnel of penal bodies and institutions, issues of psychological and pedagogical support of criminal punishments, problems of efficiency of punishments and probation application, efficiency of private prisons and private enterprises introduction, etc.Do other research institutions exist on correctional issues in your country and who are the contact persons?
In addition to the Academy of the SPS, researches in the field of correctional measures are carried out by the Sector of Criminal and Executive Legislation Research of the Scientific and Research Institute for the Study of Crime Problems named after Academician V.V. Stashys. The contact person is a Doctor of Sciences (Law), Professor Stepaniuk А.Kh. (49 Pushkin Str., 61002, Kharkiv, Ukraine, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, +38(057) 715-62-08, +38(057) 700-65-81).
Higher School of Criminology and Penitentiary Science in Warsaw conduct bachelor studies (penitentiary studies), postgraduate studies (management,mediation, civil protection). The level of qualification of the people involved is diverse (PhD and MS researchers, study managers, research fellows).What types of work do you do?
I am an International Administration Specialist. I help in initiating and maintaining contact and cooperation with foreign institutions and partners.How do you communicate your research work ?
We publish our books, articles by our publishing house, via internet on our website https://wskip.edu.pl/ or by our partners https://iws.gov.pl/en/ .Would you be interested in collaborating with other European researchers or study managers and on which topics?
HSCPS is interested in collaborating with other European researchers or study managers in scientific areas, taking into account rehabilitation, readaptation, criminology, law, psychology and security science.Do other research institutions exist on correctional issues in your country and who are the contact persons?
There are universities in Poland, which conduct research in correctional field. We have no common, complete list of scientists or publications.
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