Estelle Zinsstag

estelle zinsstag

Dr Estelle Zinsstag

Lecturer

Biography

Estelle Zinsstag (MSc, PhD) is a lecturer in criminology at the school of applied sciences at Edinburgh Napier University. She is also a research associate at the Centre for Criminology (University of Oxford, UK) after having been its departmental lecturer in criminology in 2019-2020. In addition she is a senior research associate at the Leuven Institute of Criminology (University of Leuven, Belgium). In Leuven she has held a post-doctoral fellowship as part of the FP7 project ‘Alternative’ on RJ in Intercultural Settings. She also coordinated and was principal investigator on 2 European Commission grants, the first one an action grant on Conferencing and RJ (for the European Forum for Restorative Justice) and the second one a Daphne grant on sexual violence and the possibilities of RJ (for the Leuven Institute of Criminology at KU Leuven). She was also a visiting fellow at Cornell Law School (USA).

She is a founding member and a co-chief editor of 'The International Journal of Restorative Justice' and of the book series 'Studies in Restorative Justice' both published by Eleven International Publishing (The Netherlands). She publishes mainly in the fields of sexual violence, restorative justice and transitional justice. Most recently she edited a book with Dr Marie Keenan (University College Dublin) on Restorative responses to sexual violence for Routledge (2017) and is currently working on 2 further books on related topics.

She is co-chair of both the 'Scottish Network of Restorative Justice Researchers' and the Working Group on Restorative Justice at the European Society of Criminology. She is a member of the European Forum of Restorative Justice (in particular of their research committee and gendered violence working group) as well as an associate member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (UK). She is a member of the stakeholder group advising Scottish Government on the development of RJ in Scotland and has offered training, consultancy or workshops on restorative justice in e.g. Scotland, France, Brazil and Iran.

Research Areas

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Invited as guest speaker at the Symposium on survivor initiated restorative justice as a pathway to justice for sexual assault. Title of intervention: European developments in survivor-initiated
  • Keynote Dialogue at the National Restorative Justice Symposium 2020 (Canada). Title of intervention: Gendered harm & sexual violence: potential, challenges and way forward

 

Invited Speaker

  • La justice restaurative dans les cas de violences sexuelles: un etat des lieux international
  • Exploring restorative justice for sexual violence: current practices, challenges and way forward

 

Date


13 results

Sexual Violence and Restorative Justice: Addressing the Justice Gap

Book
Keenan, M., & Zinsstag, E. (2022)
Sexual Violence and Restorative Justice: Addressing the Justice Gap. Oxford: Oxford University Press
Concerned by the high attrition rates for sexual crime and the secondary victimization experienced by victims during their participation in the criminal justice system, this b...

The Good Lives Model and restorative justice: combined potential in cases of sexual violence

Journal Article
Keenan, M., Ward, T., & Zinsstag, E. (in press)
The Good Lives Model and restorative justice: combined potential in cases of sexual violence. Journal of Sexual Aggression, https://doi.org/10.1080/13552600.2022.2136412
This article explores the combined potential of the Good Lives Model (GLM) and restorative justice as complementary approaches to justice, healing and social integration for s...

Risk and mitigation in restorative justice

Report
Shapland, J., Buchan, J., Kirkwood, S., & Zinsstag, E. (2022)
Risk and mitigation in restorative justice. Edinburgh: Scottish Government

Mitigation and risk in restorative justice

Report
Shapland, J., Buchan, J., Kirkwood, S., & Zinsstag, E. (in press)
Mitigation and risk in restorative justice. Scottish Government

When restorative justice meets the Good Lives Model: Contributing to a criminology of trust

Journal Article
Walgrave, L., Ward, T., & Zinsstag, E. (2021)
When restorative justice meets the Good Lives Model: Contributing to a criminology of trust. European Journal of Criminology, 18(3), 444-460. https://doi.org/10.1177/1477370819854174
The Good Lives Model and restorative justice, although both innovative practices with a number of common traits, interests and aims, have been developing in parallel or even a...

Researching 'under the radar' practices: exploring restorative practices in sexual violence cases

Journal Article
O'Nolan, C., Zinsstag, E., & Keenan, M. (2018)
Researching 'under the radar' practices: exploring restorative practices in sexual violence cases. Temida časopis o viktimizaciji, ljudskim pravima i rodu, 21(1), 107-129. https://doi.org/10.2298/TEM1801107O
Sexual violence is a pernicious social phenomenon. The limited effectiveness of traditional justice responses has resulted in a search for alternative and innovative responses...

Restorative responses to sexual violence: Legal, social and therapeutic dimensions

Book
Zinsstag, E., & Keenan, M. (Eds.)
(2017). Restorative responses to sexual violence: Legal, social and therapeutic dimensions. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315630595
Sexual violence, in all its forms, is a crime for which anecdotal accounts and scholarly reports suggest victims in their great majority do not receive adequate ‘justice’ or r...

Sexual violence and restorative practices in Belgium, Ireland and Norway: a thematic analysis of country variations

Journal Article
Keenan, M., Zinsstag, E., & O'Nolan, C. (2016)
Sexual violence and restorative practices in Belgium, Ireland and Norway: a thematic analysis of country variations. Restorative Justice, 4(1), 86-114. https://doi.org/10.1080/20504721.2016.1148466
The article compares and contrasts the provision of some restorative practices in cases of sexual violence in three European countries: Belgium, Ireland and Norway. It begins ...

Restorative justice and sexual offenses: can 'changing lenses' be appropriate in this case too?

Journal Article
Keenan, M., & Zinsstag, E. (2014)
Restorative justice and sexual offenses: can 'changing lenses' be appropriate in this case too?. Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform, 97(1), 93-106. https://doi.org/10.1515/mks-2014-970113
The use of restorative justice (RJ) for sexual violence has been the subject of on-going debate among RJ advocates, victim rights movement and feminist activists, for some tim...

Conferencing internationaal: vaker toegepast dan gedacht

Journal Article
Zinsstag, E., & Vanfraechem, I. (2013)
Conferencing internationaal: vaker toegepast dan gedacht. Tijdschrift voor Herstelrecht, 4, 13-29
Conferencing is a restorative justice practice which has started developing quite consistently since the 1990s, in majority in Anglophone countries such as New Zealand, Austra...

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