Comparative Analysis of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales and the Justizvollzugsbeauftragter des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
This doctoral thesis was approved by the Faculty of Law of the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, in May of 2013. First and foremost I would like to thank my doctoral adviser, Prof. Klaus Hoffmann-Holland. Not only did he agree to oversee my chosen topic of re- search, but he also continuously supported my work contributing to the academ- ic discourse through journal articles and conference participation. Heartfelt thanks also belong to my second adviser, Prof. Trevor Buck of the De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. I am especially grateful that he encour- aged me to present at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Socio Legal Studies Association, where I came into first-hand contact with the British discourse on ombudsmen. I would also like to thank my interview partners Roswitha Müller- Piepenkötter (Justizministerin des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 2005-10), Prof. em. Michael Walter (Justizvollzugsbeauftragter des Landes Nordrhein- Westfalen) and Olivia Morrison-Lyons (Assistant Ombudsman to the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman for England and Wales) for their voluntary participa- tion in this study. I sincerely appreciate their most generous offer of both their time and unique insight. Finally, I would like to thank the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung for their financial and ideational support of my doctoral research via allotment of funds provided by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung. The opportunity to pur- sue this academic endeavor was greatly appreciated.
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