Impact of Covid-19 on police, justice and prison institutions in Switzerland

Time period: March 2021 – August 2022

Description: Conducted by an interdisciplinary research team from the University of Lausanne, the purpose of this research is to analyse the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the practices of police, courts and prison institutions in the short and medium term. The project focuses on three cross-cutting research dimensions: criminology, law and management. Data will be collected through interviews, questionnaires, criminal statistics and policy guidelines.

Research Team: Stefano Caneppele, Laurent Moreillon, David Giauque and Christine Burkhardt

Contact: Christine Burkhardt ( ; Stefano Caneppele (