parti foto 2016        Dr. Katalin Parti PhD

Senior Research Fellow
Crime Research & Analysis Division     

Phone: +36-1-356-7566/138.
Fax:     +36-1-356-7219
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 Main research subjects 

»  Cybercrime
» Information technology crime
» School- and cyberbullying
» Online pornography
» Sexual abuse


 Main research projects 

2018   Internet and crime: International legal cooperation and domestic legal rules in the interception of telecommunications data and the admissibility of electronic evidence
2017/18   Preparing law enforcement students for the treatment of victims of violent crime, with special regard to victims of sexual violence (in a cooperation with Rebecca M. Hayes, Central Michigan University)
2017/18   Opinions of the law enforcement, the prosecution and the judges on the latency of violent sexual crimes (in a cooperation with Robin A. Robinson, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth)
2015   White Paper on Cyberbullying. A comprehensive research for the Institute of Digital Media and Child Development
U.S. Supported by the American National Academy of Sciences
2013/14   Evaluative assessment of the anti-bullying programs at the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University
2012/14   TABBY TRIP in EU: Threat Assessment of Bullying Behaviour in Internet among Youth
International project (JUST/2011-2012/DAP/AG)
2011/13   Legal and political views of handling and treatment offered for sexual offenders in Eastern European Countries
Expert with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i.Br., Germany
2011/12   TABBY: Threat Assessment of Bullying Behaviour in Internet
International project (JLS/2009-2010/DAP/AG)
2009/13   Living in Surveillance Societies European Union (COST Action ISO807)
2006/10   Criminality of virtual reality communities
2008/09   The online reporting of deviant activities
2005/08   Empirical research on sexual abuse of children on Internet
2005/08    The International Self-Report Delinquency Study-2 (ISRD-2)


 Highlighted publications 

1.   Englander, E., Parti, K. & McCoy, M.: Evaluation of a University-Based Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Program
Journal of Modern Education Review (JMER), Vol. 5, No. 10, 2015, pp. 937–950.
2.   Parti, K.: Transnational sex crimes
In: Reichel, P. & Albanese, J. (Eds.): Handbook of transnational crime and justice. London: Sage, 2014, pp. 165–188.
3.   Parti, K.: Actual policing in virtual reality: a cause of moral panic or a justified need?
In: Jae-Jin, K. (Ed.): Virtual reality. Rijeka: InTech, 2011, pp. 647–672.
4.   Virág Gy., Parti K.: Sweet Child in Time. On Sexual Abuse of Children – A Research Exploration
The Open Criminology Journal, vol. 4, 2011, pp. 71–90.
5.   Parti K.: Online child pornography in Hungary
In: Studia Iuridica Auctoritate Universitatis Pecs Publicata, vol. 144. Pécs: PTE ÁJK, 2009, pp. 247–267.
6.   Parti K.: Deviances in the virtual reality or the character-altering power of virtual communities
European Journal of Crime Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, Vol. 16, No. 3., 2008, pp. 325–343.


 Professional experiences 

2017/19   expert, EFOP 3.2.15., Office of Education, Ministry of Human Resources
2017–   mediator (general conflict resolution specialized to school and online peer bullying)
2008–   senior research fellow, National Institute of Criminology
2003/08    research fellow, National Institute of Criminology
1998/2002   research assistant, National Institute of Criminology
1998/2002   prosecutor assistant, Prosecutors Office, Budapest


 Education and courses 

2018–   MA in Criminal Justice with a Concentration on Cybercrime Security and Investigation
at Boston University
2013    MA in Sociology
Specialization: Communications- and media-sociology
at University of Miskolc
2009   European Certificate on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence
Expert Training for Central European Countries, organized by the Slovak Bar Association, certified by Cybex the Digital Forensic Company
2008   PhD in Political and Legal Sciences, Infocommunication and Law Doctoral Program
at University of Pécs
Title of thesis: Regulating Online Pornography – Aspects of Criminology, Criminal Law and International Co-operation
2008   Using Focus Group Research in Comparative Contexts
at the International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC)
2008   Harmonization of Socio-economic Variables in General Population Surveys: Theory and Practice
at the International Conference on Survey Methods in Multinational, Multiregional and Multicultural Contexts (3MC)
2007   Expert Training for Central European Countries on ’Combating Child Sexual Exploitation’
organized and certified by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, London, UK
2006   Linux Program Language
organized and certified by Graf Postgraduate School, Budapest, HUN
2002   Bar Association Certificate
1998   MA Diploma in Legal and Political Sciences
at University of Miskolc


 Scholarships and Awards 

»    Hungarian Eötvös Scholarship (Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University, MA, US) 2014
»   Fulbright Scholarship (Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University, MA, US) 2013
»   Max Planck Scholarship (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br., Germany) 2003, 2004, 2007, 2012, 2016


 Professional Awards and Honors 

2014    European Safety and Prevention Award (ESPA), for outstanding work and contribution against bullying
1997   Sandor Kozma Supreme Prosecution Junior Expert Award


 Educational activities  

2016–   University of Public Science Doctoral School of Police Sciences
Courses:
cybercrime
– international research
school- and cyberbullying
2011–   Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law
Criminology Masters Program
Theme: cybercrime
2009/2011   Legal and Political Sciences, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary
– criminology; online pornography
2003/2007    Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Police Academy
– criminology


 Membership 

»  ESZTER Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Sexually Abused – member of board of trustees (2015–)
» Magyar Kriminológiai Társaság [Hungarian Society of Criminology] – member (1998–)
  ◊ MKT Viktimológiai Szekció [HSC Section of Victimology] – (2000–)
» Magyar Szociológiai Társaság [Hungarian Society of Sociology] – member (2013–)
» European Society of Criminology – member (2007–)
» American Society of Criminology – member (2013–)
  ◊ ASC Division of Women and Crime – member (2015–)
◊ ASC Division of Policing – member (2017–)


 Language skills  

Hungarian (native)
English (high level proficiency)
German (intermediary level)

 


  

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GALLERY 

Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, 2014
(MARC, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, Massachusetts)


PhD – Political and Legal Sciences, Infocommunication and Law Doctoral Program at University of Pécs, 30 October 2008

 


 

 SCIENCE PROMOTION 


» Bullying and Cyberbullying: School Talk with Nadjia Varney

április 28., TVSBSC
Dr. Katalin Parti, Senior Researcher at Hungarian National Institute of Criminology and Fulbright Scholar in Residence at the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) Bridgewater State University

» Global Topics: Cyberbullying and Internet Crime

január 15., TVSBSC
Dr. Katalin Parti, Senior Researcher at Hungarian National Institute of Criminology and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Bridgewater State University talks about her work with MARC (Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center) focusing on cyberbullying and crime as internet usage continues to rise in the country.

 


 

HOBBY

Photo album

 


 

 MORE IMPORTANT RESEARCH SUMMARY

 

Internet and crime: International legal cooperation and domestic legal rules in the interception of telecommunications data and the admissibility of electronic evidence (2018/B/1.27.01)

The recent developments in data protection throw significant obstacles in the way of collecting, accessing, intercepting, recording and transmitting user data in telecommunications systems on the national and international level.
These challenges are partly covered by Hungary’s new Criminal Procedure Act, effective from 1 July 2018, which eliminates the distinction between secret information gathering and secret data acquisition in order to protect the fundamental rights of citizens and ensure their necessary and proportionate limitation, and introduces the legal institution of the „covert means”, so that electronic data interception is always bound by a prosecutorial authorization procedure.
The present research examines the conditions under which the recording and transfer of electronic data can take place in criminal proceedings. The other main question of the research is the use of electronic data as evidence in criminal proceedings. The third major research question is the conditions for the interception of electronic communications and its practical implementation. Finally, the fourth major issue is what legal and constitutional guarantees are there in order to protect citizens from stockpile data collection practices.


Preparing law enforcement students for the treatment of victims of violent crime, with special regard to victims of sexual violence
(2018/A/4.11.)

Reporting rates of sexual violence worldwide are low, partly because victims fear that the authorities will not believe them. Appropriate education and training of the police would enhance victims’ willingness to report rape. In the framework of the research, senior undergraduate students at the Faculty of Law Enforcement of the National University of Public Service participated in targeted, sensitizing lectures on topics focusing on victims of sexual violence. Before starting the semester, we conducted a voluntary, anonymous questionnaire survey among the students utilizing and amending the Rape-Supportive Attitudes and Beliefs Scale (RABS) developed by Burgess (2007). According to the data, the victim blaming attitude and stereotypical thinking about gender roles characteristic in the Hungarian society also can be traced among law enforcement students. Although the legitimacy of gender-based violence is negligible, microaggression and gender based discrimination targeted at particular social groups can be detected. By gender, significant differences were found among the respondents: female students demonstrated more profound knowledge about the effects of trauma than males. In contrast, there is much greater uncertainty among male students in assessing gender roles. The material of the sensitizing lectures developed within the framework of the research can expand the range of curricula of the current law enforcement education and in doing so, can contribute to the expansion of knowledge on sexual violence, which may, in the long run lead to an increase in the proportion of reporting rape to the police.


Opinions of the law enforcement, the prosecution and the judges on the latency of violent sexual crimes (2018/A/4/12.)

In 2018, we examined the views of law enforcement and criminal justice practitioners on the possible causes behind the low reporting rate of sexual violence in an interview-based, qualitative research. A total of 13 in-depth interviews were conducted with the police, the public prosecutor's office and the court. We have uncovered the circumstances in the criminal justice system leading to the withdrawal of victim testimony and victim statement, and those ultimately resulting in dropping charges. We reviewed the characteristics of the treatment of victims in criminal proceedings that could contribute to the lack of reports. We have investigated victim care and assistance possibilities available in the course of or outside the criminal justice system, and whether these are known to the police, prosecution and the judiciary. In the course of the research, we also learned how the police and the criminal justice practitioners think about the high latency of sexual violence (attitudinal assessment). The results will be utilized in developing training guidelines for practitioners specialized to violent sexual crime victimization.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Workshops at National Institute of Criminology
2019

 

25th September

Gabriella Kármán – Judit Szabó:

Experiences with the application of the polygraph in light of the findings of an empirical research


The workshop is held in Hungarian.
Please register attendance in due time:

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