INSTITUT FÜR RECHTS- UND KRIMINALSOZIOLOGIE -INSTITUTE FOR THE SOCIOLOGY OF LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY – AUSTRIA (IRKS)
IRKS (Institut für Rechts und Kriminalsoziologie – Institute for Criminology and Sociology of Law) is Austria’s outstanding research institution in the field of criminology, sociology of law and policing. While cooperating in a large number of international projects focussing on RJ, IRKS has also carried out substantial research within the field of RJ on a national level and contributed significantly to the Austrian practice.
The project team at IRKS:
Dr. Christa Pelikan (supervisor, researcher) is a sociologist of law with a background in social history, who has been doing empirical ad theoretical research in the field of family and penal law, and especially on the Austrian model of restorative justice, the „Außergerichtliche Tatausgleich’, as well as in the context of various international projects dealing with the theme of restorative justice.
Dr. Evelyn Klein (trainer, researcher) is a sociologist and political scientist. She is active as a trainer and as supervisor in the fields of social and inter-cultural competencies and conflict counselling.
Katrin Kremmel (workpackage leader, researcher) is currently concluding her master in social anthropology at the University of Vienna, and working as a research assistant at the IRKS