Theresa Ammann - New postdoc at CAS

As of 1 January 2018, Theresa has taken up a postdoc position at the Department of Anthropology with the Konfliktråd Impact Project (KIP).

11.01.2018 | Camilla Dimke

This randomized controlled trial (RCT) seeks to establish the best practice for Danish victim-offender meetings in terms of victim wellbeing and offender recidivism by comparing the current Danish mediation practice, Konfliktråd, with an alternative approach, restorative justice conferences. While several RCTs have compared the effects of restorative justice versus no restorative justice, KIP will be the first RCT in the world that compares the effects of two different restorative justice models.
KIP will include both quantitative and qualitative data from seven Danish police districts, thus striving for the mixed-methods ideals of experimental ethnography. Theresa will observe victim-offender meetings and conduct interviews with the parties in four of the participating districts (i.e., Northern Jutland, Eastern Jutland, South East Jutland, and Funen). Additionally, she will be responsible for the randomization of cases in these districts.

KIP is a collaboration between AU’s Psychology and Anthropology departments, scholars from the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge, and the Danish National Police. The project is funded by TrygFonden.

As part of her position, Theresa will teach as part of AU’s international Master’s program in Human Security.

Contact Information:

Theresa Ammann
Institut for Kultur og Samfund - Afdeling for Antropologi
Moesgård Allé 20
8270 Højbjerg










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