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REPORT

on the activities of the National Institute of Criminology (OKRI) in 2022


(Please find the final results of researches at "Research projects")

 

I)  UTILISATION OF RESEARCH RESULTS


We devoted considerable attention to the utilisation of our research results in this reporting period, too. Areas for the utilisation of results include cooperation in the development of theories and the presentation of research results in educational activities (in training courses for trainee prosecutors and junior prosecutors, in university and college education and postgraduate courses etc.), as well as at conferences and other professional events. Our researchers have published in and worked as editors or reviewers for several professional journals.

Their active involvement in scientific organisations is also of great importance. Our researchers who expressed their views in the media played an important role in informing the general public by presenting our results, approaches and opinions also in the course of the year under review as well.


1. Presentations

In 2022, researchers from the Institute delivered a total of 79 presentations at various conferences and professional forums. Of these presentations, 7 were delivered in a foreign language.
Requests to chair sections of conferences also indicate professional recognition and presume professional skills. In the reporting year, researchers from the Institute were requested to chair sections on 15 occasions.


2. Publications

During the reporting year, our researchers published altogether 92 publications, of which 9 were published in a foreign language. 3 of these were published abroad. The Institute has published 8 publications.
This year, OKRI’s researchers wrote 21 book chapters, published 1 book, and authored 35 studies published in academic journals and 1 in conference publication. In addition, 12 papers were published in publications of the Institute, and 10 studies elsewhere (abstracts, websites other than the Institute’s etc.). Furthermore, our colleagues received requests to edit various professional publications and journals 12 times this year. It is increasingly common that some publications are not published in print but are only available online. It is therefore fortunate that the researchers of the Institute can also take advantage of the flexible publication opportunities provided by the internet.


3. Involvement in domestic and international professional cooperation 
and project tenders

1. Professional cooperation

– COE HELP (Council of Europe Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) project with the Council of Europe and the Prosecutor General’s Office.

2. Tenders

1. Year of submission: 2020
Description of the project: EU, HERCULE-TC-AG-2020, Project Number: 101014783
Title/subject: Corruption risk, risk of corruption? Distinguishing criteria between petty and high-ranking corruption
National Institute of Criminology

2. Year of submission: 2022
Description of the project: ISF-2022-TF1-AG-THB
Title/subject: Identifying compaNies and Victims in the Exploitation phase to disRupt the financial business model of adult and child labour Trafficking (INVERT)
Parners:  Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan, Transcrime Research Centre – National Institute of Criminology


4. Involvement in professional organisations

Professional recognition of the Institute’s researchers is indicated by requests to participate in the work of various professional organisations and bodies, and effective contributions to them. Most researchers are members and/or officers of one or more Hungarian or international organisations having a profile associated with research topics.

In 2022, the Institute’s staff took part in the work of the following international professional bodies:
– European Expert Network on Terrorism (EENet) – member
– European Forum for Restorative Justice – member
– European Society of Criminology – member, codification working group member
– Independent Academic Research Studies – member


5. Education

1.1 OKRI researchers provide regular training courses at the following higher education institutions:

• Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Department of Criminology
• Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology
• Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences
• Matthias Corvinus Collegium
• National University of Public Service, Faculty of Law Enforcement, Department of Criminology
• National University of Public Service, Faculty of Law Enforcement, Department of Criminal Law
• National University of Public Service, Doctoral School of Law
• Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, Department of Substantive Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Sentencing
• Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Deák Ferenc Institute

1.2 Taught subjects, courses:

• Applied criminology
• Criminal psychology
• Domestic violence, child abuse (within the course on violent crime)
• Environmental Criminology
• Humanitarian Response Manager Training
• Relationship/domestic violence
• The law of criminal enforcement
• The law of criminal procedure
• The persons involved in criminal proceedings
• The theory and practice of crime prevention
• Theoretical criminology
• Victimology
• Violence and crime course

2. Prosecutor training activities

The researchers of the Institute also took part in the training activities of the prosecution in the reporting year. Our Institute organised 3 events with the support of the Prosecutor General’s Office, which were eligible for prosecutors’ training credits, and 4 professional training course was held at an external venue.


6. Media appearances

According to our records, researchers from the Institute featured as experts in print and electronic media on a total of 47 registered occasions in 2022: they appeared in the media 5 times in the printed press, 4 times in the radio, 17 times on a television channel and 21 times on the internet.
The Institute’s communication activities and the coordination of communication between the Prosecutor General’s Office and the Institute are each handled by one of our colleagues, who are appointed as press officers and deputy press officers respectively.

 

II)  DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RELATIONS

 

1. OKRI’s domestic relations

In general, the Hungarian relations of the Institute were similar to those in previous years.
Relations were the closest again with the Prosecutor General’s Office and with the prosecution apparatus in general. One fifth of the work plan projects (six researches) were initiated by the Prosecutor’s Office. Following a request from the Prosecutor General’s Office during the year, we completed two additional tasks in addition to the work plan research and represented the prosecution organisation in an international project.
Professional cooperation with the Institute for Legal Studies of the Centre for Social Science Research (TK JTI) and the National Office for the Judiciary continued in the year under review.
As a representative of the Prosecutor General's Office, we regularly participate in the ordinary meetings of the Committee for the Security Assessment of Sport Events, as well as in the electronic preparation of the classification proposals in out-of-court procedures, and we also regularly participate in the meetings of the Security Committee of the Hungarian Football Federation.
By tradition, our professors participate in the work of institutes of higher education; several of them have university rank.
In 2022, researchers participated in domestic conferences or round table professional discussions on 74 occasions – mostly online – where they delivered presentations on special request, and on a further 102 occasions, they participated in domestic conferences without delivering a presentation.

2. OKRI’s international relations

International relations play an important role in the life of research institutes. International relations provide researchers with feedback, and they also help to evaluate the OKRI’s research activities, considering that invitations to take part in international projects, joint applications and offers to publish in renowned international academic journals all imply that the international scientific community appreciates the Institute’s research activities and professional accomplishments. When discussing the relevant results, it must be noted that the pandemic situation has made the maintenance of international relations involving personal participation or attendance significantly more difficult this year.
Our researchers gave a total of 47 presentations at various conferences this year, but most of the professional meetings this year were only held online. Despite the technical, logistical and financial challenges posed by the pandemic situation, our researchers have still managed to represent our Institute at international events on several occasions:
We gave 5 conference presentations; and were active participants in closing conference of the CRITCOR project implemented by OKRI. In 45 cases, our researchers participated in international events (physical/online/hybrid presence) without delivering a presentation.
It is worth highlighting that our staff made full use of the opportunities offered by online platforms during the reporting period: in addition to participating in international scientific events, they also used them for self-training on various courses.

In the context of international relations, the staff of the Institute participated in the following forums:

• African History through the Lens of Economics
Online course, London, 1 February – 12. April (22 presentation)
• Decentralizing IoT Intelligence using Distributed Ledger Technologies
International online conference, 7 February, Organiser: EU-IoT project
• Cyber Security Digital Summit: Secure Access APAC 2022
International online conference, 8 February, Organiser: Cyber Security Hub
• Cybercrime: Prevention strategies, future trends and rule of law
International webinar, 8 February, Organisers: International Association of Cybercrime Prevention [Association Internationale de Lutte Contre la Cybercriminalité (AILCC)] & Ince
• How to prevent and combat organised crime: the role of local and regional authorities
International online conference, 9 February, Organiser: European Forum for Urban Security
• 100 Years of Estonian-Hungarian diplomatic relations: Contacts and Mergers – From Past Experiences to the Digital Transformation – Anniversary Conference on E-Governance and Cybersecurity
International online conference, 9 February, Organisers: National University of Public Service & Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Budapest
• Analyst Roundtable: 2022 Tech Trends
International webinar, 10 February, Organiser: CB Insights
• Cyber Security Digital Summit: Threat Detection & Response 2022
International online summit meeting, 22–23 February, Organiser: Cyber Security Hub
• Conference: Review and Perspectives of the Prevention of Radicalisation in Europe
International online conference, Paris, France, 25 February, Organiser: French Ministry of the Interior
• The Tech Tables – Cyber Security
International online roundtable, 17 March, Organiser: Swedish Chamber of Commerce
• Distinguishing criteria between petty and high-ranking corruption: Final results – CRITCOR project, Final Conference
International online conference, Budapest, Hungary, 21–22 March, Organiser: National Institute of Criminology
• The 9th Annual European Cyber Security Conference 2022
International hybrid conference, 24 March, Organisers: Forum Europe & European Cyber Security Organisation
• How to Prevent and Respond to Ransomware on AWS Workloads
International webinar, 29 March, Organiser: Alert Logic
• Cyber Security Summit SoCal/San Diego 2022
International hybrid conference, 31 March – 1 April, Organiser: The Official Cyber Security Summit
• Become a Certified K8s Security Specialist (CKS) in 2022! How to Pass with Saiyam Pathak, CNCF Ambassador
International webinar, április 7., Organiser: Sysdig Inc.
• 4th webinar on the use of Artificial Intelligence in the justice field – Forensic AI in e-Evidence
International webinar, 27 April, Organiser: European Commission
• Five trending cyber security threats: Discover if your third parties are at risk
International webinar, 27 April, Organiser: Cyber Security Hub
• “The Visegrad countries and Africa: history and contemporaneity”
International conference, Johannesburg – Budapest – Krakow, 27 April, Organisers: Stellenbosch University & Óbuda University Faculty of Bánki Donát
• The European Chips Act and Europe’s Technological Sovereignty
International online conference, 28 April, Organiser: Forum Europe
• Profile of the Dark Economy of Ransomware (EMEA)
International webinar, 10 May, Organiser: Cybereason
• Power, Governance And Development In Post-Covid Africa: 7th Pécs African Studies Conference
International online conference, University of Pécs, Hungary, 19–20 May, Organisers: Africa Research Centre and International Centre of University of Pécs & Africa Sub-Committee of Hungarian Academy of Sciences & Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta & Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade Budapest
• Neue Möglichkeiten der Kriminalprävention
Online conference, Wien, Austria, 15 September, Organiser: Tobacco Österreich Wien
• 22nd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology
International conference, University of Malaga, Spain, 22 September, Organiser: European Society of Criminology
• 2022 International Virtual Conference on “Counter-Terrorism, Technology and Development in Africa. Panel-3: Socio-Economic Development”
International hybrid conference, Air Force Base Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa, 22 September, Organisers: Óbuda University, Hungary & Stellenbosch University, South Africa and in partnership with the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) Expo 2022
• Annual EENet Conference, 2022
International conference, Paris, France, 5–7 October, Organiser: National Institute for Advanced Studies of the Ministry of the Interior (IHEMI)
• International Scientific Conference on ’Nation, state and sovereignty’
International conference, Budapest, Hungary, 15 November, Organiser: University of Miskolc Central European Academy
• Korruption – ein Sittenbild zwischen Macht, Gier und Strafrecht
Institut für Österreichisches und Europäisches Wirtschaftsstrafrecht, Wien, Austria, 25 November, Organiser: Mathias Corvinus Collegium
• Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism – Roxanne Project, Final Conference
International hybrid conference, Paris, France, 29 November, Organiser: Transcrime – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

III)  LIBRARY


The library stock increased by 87 books in the reporting period. The library stock currently consists of 9,848 inventory units.

Last year, we successfully joined the EISZ, through which we subscribed to the Oxford Handbooks Online (OHO) Criminology and Criminal Justice database in 2022 which, according to usage statistics, is used frequently by our researchers.
Exchanges and gifts are important sources of enlarging our collection. We consider it a priority to maintain good relations with libraries collecting books from similar sources. Our exchange partners are the following: the libraries of the Max Planck Institute of Freiburg, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, the Curia, the Faculty of Law Enforcement of the National University of Public Service, the Constitutional Court and the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights.
We continue to mutually support each other with the libraries of the Office of the Prosecutor General, the Chief Prosecution Office of the Capital, the Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, the Hungarian Research Institute for Forensic Sciences, the Curia and the Faculty of Law Enforcement of the National University of Public Service.

At present, the library subscribes to the following international periodicals:

• The British Journal of Criminology
• European Journal of Criminology
• Kriminalistik
• Kriminologisches Journal
• Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform

 

IV)  INSTITUTIONAL PUBLICATIONS

 

During the reporting period, 8 publications were published by the Institute itself, five in Hungarian, two in English, and one volume in English and Hungarian.


1. Kriminológiai Tanulmányok 59. kötet [Studies on Criminology, Vol. 59.] [Hungarian edition]
(Ed.: György Virág) National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, 2022

2. A cyberbűncselekmények, a korrupció és a pénzmosás elleni küzdelem: képzés a visegrádi ”V4” országok igazságügyi akadémiái számára. BBA-5.3.3/10-2019-00007 A súlyos és szervezett bűnözés elleni küzdelem az Ügyészségen [Hungarian edition]
(Ed.: György Virág) Studies on Criminology 59, Special issue 1. National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, 2022

3. Combating cybercrime, corruption and money laundering: Training for Judicial Academies of Visegrad 'V4' Countries. BBA-5.3.3/10-2019-00007 Fight Against Serious and Organised Crime in the Prosecution Service [English edition]
(Ed.: György Virág) Studies on Criminology 59, Special issue 2. National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, 2022

4. 150th Anniversary of the Prosecution Service of Hungary / 150 éves a magyar ügyészi szervezet [bilingual edition]
(Ed.: György Virág) Studies on Criminology 59, Special issue 3. National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, 2022

5. Természetkárosítás a jogalkalmazók aspektusából
(Ed.: Katalin Tilki) National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, 2022

6. A korrupciós ügyek megelőzésének, kivizsgálásának és nyomozásának eszköztára. Útmutató gyakorlati szakemberek számára [Hungarian edition]
(Eds.: Éva Inzelt – Eszter Sárik) National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, 2022

7. The prevention of corruption cases, tools for different means of investigation. A TOOLKIT for practitioners [English edition]
(Eds.: Éva Inzelt – Eszter Sárik) National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, 2022

8. A szakértői bizonyítás a jogalkalmazás tükrében. Egy átfogó empirikus kutatás eredményei [Hungarian edition]
(Ed.: Gabriella Kármán) National Institute of Criminology, Budapest, 2022

 

V)  CONTACTS, POPULARISATION OF SCIENCE

 

Conferences in OKRI, 2022

1. 21–22 March, online (Budapest)
Title of conference: Distinguishing criteria between petty and high-ranking
corruption: Final results [final conference of CRITCOR project]

2. 11 May (online)
Title of conference: “Crime Research in the middle of Europe”
– Conference in memory of György Vókó and Ádám Mészáros

3. 11 November (online)
Title of conference: “Crime Research in the 21st century”
Celebration of Hungarian Science, November 2022

 

VI)  WEBSITE

 

Our website provides information on a wide range of topics, including the following:

• reports published on the Institute’s wide-ranging operations;
• information provided on an ongoing basis on current domestic and international events;
• each of our researchers has an individual personalised interface where they can update their particulars, post their studies, and disclose other information;
• our publications, promoted in a special section;
• insights provided into the life of the Institute; news is supplemented with photos of memorable events;
• we assist in producing more specific searches with key data, as well as enhancing hits through international search engines;
• the English version of the homepage that assists foreigners in browsing;
• both in Hungary and internationally, in partnership with partner sites, there are more and more external links to the website of our Institute, therefore we also publish website access to many organisations and institutions in the “Useful links” section.

The renewed website is user-friendly, informative and its appearance is worthy of a European level research institute.

 

 

 
Workshops at National Institute of Criminology
2024

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31 January

Regression model to explain the development of crimes against life

internal professional forum

Presenter: József Kó

 

The event is held in Hungarian.

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