AP-RIMES: measuring social exclusion generated by criminal justice policies in five countries

The UK, Germany, Italy, Poland and USA (California & New York) are the selected areas to begin the international implementation of the RIMES tool. Each country or state is being analized in order to gather information about each of the items comprising the validated RIMES instrument.  [Read more]

RIMES instrument tested in Spain

The RIMES measuring instrument has been successfully tested in Spain. In order to gathered the information pertaining to the question of each item, two members of the team have analyzed it. It has been necessary to study spanish current legislation and case law, analyze official statistics and conduct field work. [Read more]

Social inclusion/social exclusion as a dimension for comparing criminal justice policies: the RIMES theoretical background

Diez ripollesThe RIMES project uses the theoretical model developed by professor José Luis Díez-Ripollés in a previous R+D project entitled “The Evolution of Western Criminal Justice Policy in a World of Increasing Social Exclusion”, which has been presented in various publications. Díez-Ripollés proposes to conduct comparative analyses of criminal justice policy based on the differentated capacity of the national crime control system to minimise the social exclusion of the individuals who enter into conflict with criminal law. This entails evaluating the system’s ability to obtain, recover, consolidate, or at least not deteriorate, an acceptable level of social inclusion for suspects, offenders and ex-offenders. [Read more]