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14 October 2013

FIDUCIA joins the 13th European Society of Criminology (ESC) Conference in Budapest

As per a tradition that began in Bilbao in 2012, the FIDUCIA project presented the “trust-based policy model” during the 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology in Budapest. The overall topic of the Conference (entitled ‘Beyond Punitiveness: Crime and Crime Control in Europe in a Comparative Perspective’) prompted several FIDUCIA team members to submit papers and present the findings of recent research, in relation to several “European” emergencies in terms of crime and criminal justice (human trafficking, cybercrime, trafficking of alcohol and cigarettes). One thousand copies of the new FIDUCIA leaflet were inserted in the packages for the delegates of the ESC and a paper by MIKE HOUGH and STEFANO MAFFEI was the main item in the ESC newsletter, which was printed and circulated during the conference days.

During the plenary session on “Trust in Justice” (held on September 5, 2013 at the Eötvös Loránd University’s (ELTE) Faculty of Law) Mike Hough reviewed the concept of legitimacy and the top-line findings of the European Social Survey in relation to trust in justice.

Later in the day, a panel session chaired by Stefano Maffei, focused specifically on the deliverables of FIDUCIA, with presentations by Suzanne Knickmeier (MPICC), Jon Jackson (LSE), Zsolt Boda (IPS), Maria Yordanova (CSD) and Paolo Campana (OXFORD).

Separate papers were also presented by FIDUCIA team members (Mai Sato, Evaldas Visockas, Hasan Büker, Osman Dolu, Ben Bradford) in other sessions of the Conference

During the European Society of Criminology conference, the External Expert Group – chaired by Prof. Marcelo Aebi, Executive Secretary of the European Society of Criminology– met to draft a useful and structured list of suggestions and comments for the future progress of the FIDUCIA project.

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