SPACE projects

The Council of Europe Annual Penal Statistics, better known as SPACE (Statistiques Pénales Annuelles du Conseil de l’Europe), include two related projects. SPACE I provides data on imprisonment and penal institutions in Council of Europe Member States. Information on non-custodial sanctions and measures are collected under the project SPACE II.

Data are collected by means of two questionnaires sent every year to the Penitentiary administrations and to the Probation authorities (or equivalent bodies of the Ministries of Justice).

Data collection and validation, which involve a multilevel counterchecking of figures, are undertaken at the University of Lausanne. Nowadays, the scientific staff working in SPACE projects is composed by :

Marcelo F. Aebi, PhD Criminology, Professor

Melanie M. Tiago, BA & MLaw Criminology

Yuji Z. Hashimoto, MLaw Criminology

Christine Burkhardt, BA Law, MLaw Criminology

The SPACE projects have become part of an extensive European network. In each country, national correspondents are highly qualified staff employed at the National and/or regional administrations. Permanent contacts and exchanges with them are enriched by the collaboration with many international bodies (e.g. UNODC, International Centre for Prison Studies, EMCDDA, CEP)

3 réflexions sur « SPACE projects »

  1. Natalia Delgrande Auteur de l’article

    SPACE I and SPACE II 2011 are available on this Website. Please have a look on the pages « Annual reports ».
    Best regards

  2. Ali Farghadan

    While wishing your prosperity , I would be highly delighted if you could kindly please give me the opportunity of benefiting your outstanding services such as new version of SPACE PROJECT.
    Much appreciation for your great work.

    Ali Farghadan

  3. Christine Morgenstern

    Dear all,

    I am a dedicated SPACE user for may years and I am delighted to see this user-friendly version. I am particularly happy about the more recent version of SPACE II and the regular updates. So: Congratulations and many thanks for your work!

    Best wishes,


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