Professor Crawford advises the Chilean Ministry of the Interior on Community Safety and Restorative Justice
Professor Adam Crawford was invited to give the keynote address to an international conference on 'Alternative Conflict Resolution Mechanisms' at the University of Talca in Santiago, Chile, held on 3-4 December 2015.
His presentation at the conference entitled: ‘The Restorative Promise and the Challenge of Practice: Some International Lessons’ drew on his longstanding research in the field of restorative justice and complements his ongoing Police Knowledge Fund research into 'Restorative Policing' in collaboration with the University of Sheffield.
Professor Crawford is an international adviser and collaborator to the Project Anillo, a Chilean research network lead by the University of Talca, exploring various forms of alternative dispute resolution in criminal and civil matters. He is also an international advisor to the Instituto de Estudios Juridicos (IDEJ), University of San Sebastian, which is directed by Professor Alejandra Diaz who completed her PhD in 2004 from the Law School at Leeds under the supervision of Professor Crawford.
During his visit to Santiago, Professor Crawford was also invited to a meeting with Subsecretario Antonio Frey, the Under Secretary for Crime Prevention at the Chilean Ministry of the Interior, to discuss developments in community safety and crime prevention and advise the Under Secretary on British and international reforms, research and innovations. Also present at the meeting were: Luis Vial (Head of the Division of Programmes and Research in the Department for Crime Prevention in the Ministry of the Interior), Professor Raul Carnevali (Director of the Centre for the Study of Penal Law, University of Talca) and Professor Alejandra Diaz (Director of the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of San Sebastian).