Director of the Research and Documentation Unit
at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration Pénitentiaire (the National School of Prison Administration)

Paul Mbanzoulou has been a promoter of restorative justice and in 2010 he facilitated the first experience of “inmate –victim meeting” (rencontres détenus-victimes, RDV in French) in France at the Poissy Prison.He worked for six years as a penal mediator for the Association of aid to victims and mediation in Pau (200-2006).

Paul Mbanzoulou is currently the director of the research and documentation unit of the Ecole Nationale d’administration pénitentiaire (ENAP. The National School of Prison Administration) in Agen, France, he is in charge of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research applied to the Prison sector CIRAP (Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherche Appliquée au champs Pénitenciaire) as well as the ENAP Publication Centre.

He authored numerous books about the prison system and criminology and his scientific research work focuses on two areas: the management of those convicted and restorative justice.

Paul Mbanzoulou holds the habilitation to direct doctoral theses defended in 2009 at the University of Pau (UPPA) and a Doctorate in law from the selfsame University obtained in 1999 as well as a master in psychology of social and juvenile education obtained in 1990 from the Marien Ngouabi University in Brazzaville.He teaches law and criminology at the ENAP and at Pau University (UPPA).

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