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National Institute of Criminology,

2020 work plan


A) Research projects initiated by the Institute

  1.   Theoretical and practical questions of the statutory crime of changing the placement of a minor (Section 211 of the Criminal Code)
     Researchers: Ádám Mészáros (projectmanager), Bernadett Csapucha

  2.   The tools of criminal law used in taking action against the counterfeiting of medicines
     Researcher: Gabriella Kármán

  3.   The criminological and sociological characteristics of child prostitution
     Researcher: Szandra Windt

  4.   The criminological characteristics of the criminal offence of trafficking in human beings based on the criminal cases conducted in Hungary – secondary analysis
     Researcher: Szandra Windt

  5.   The changing role of the victim in relation to the new legal institutions of the Code of Criminal Procedure II
     Researchers: Tünde Barabás, Anna Kiss

  6.   Criminal psychology III
     Researcher: György Virág

  7.   The events leading to the international refugee crisis that has started in 2015 and its peaks from a criminological perspective
     Researcher: Szilveszter Póczik

  8.   Characteristics of old-age criminality
     Researcher: Ildikó Ritter

  9.   Latent criminology
     Researcher: József Kó

10.   The examination of the sociological background of homicide committed against one’s parent
     Researcher: Ágnes Solt

11.   Robberies from the aspects of criminal law and criminology
     Researcher: László Tibor Nagy

12.   Longitudinal study of convicts serving actual life imprisonment
     Researcher: Ágnes Solt


B) Research projects initiated by the prosecutor’s offices

B/1 Research commissioned by the Chief Prosecutor’s Office

13.   Expert evidence in view of the application of the law (analysis of the perspectives of experts and practitioners)
     Researcher: Gabriella Kármán

14.   The theoretical and practical issues of the criminal offence of a failure to provide maintenance (Section 212 of the Criminal Code)
     Researchers: Renáta Garai (projectmanager), Bernadett Csapucha

15.   Securing assets subject to confiscation or the forfeiture of assets, and assets that serve as a security of a civil claim and can be found abroad
     Researcher: Petronella Deres

16.   The effects of the renewal of criminal procedures on the timeliness of procedures
     Researcher: Krisztina Farkas

17.   The ‘ne bis in idem’ principle in the light of the interpretation of the law by the European Court of Justice
     Researcher: Krisztina Farkas

18.   Special treatment in the light of the EU’s victim protection efforts
     Researchers: Tünde Barabás, Anna Kiss

19.   The examination of parole and the causes of its termination
     Researchers: György Vókó (projectmanager), Orsolya Bolyky, Eszter Sárik, Ágnes Solt

B/2. Research commissioned by the Main Prosecutors’ Offices

20.   The impact of personality disorders – in particular psychopathy – on criminal liability
     Researcher: Judit Szabó

21.   The legal and criminological aspects of the criminal offence of harassment
     Researchers: Eszter Sárik (projectmanager), Orsolya Bolyky

22.   The involvement in crime of persons with disabilities and psychiatric patients, and the impact of this in view of the practice of establishing that certain acts were committed against persons who are unable to defend themselves or express their will, or whose ability to prevent a criminal act is diminished due to their old age or disability
     Researcher: Orsolya Bolyky

23.   The development of emotional dependence and its role in the commission of domestic violence
     Researchers: György Virág (projectmanager), Judit Szabó

24.   The factual elements and issues of classification of trespass in practice
     Researchers: Ádám Mészáros (projectmanager), Katalin Tilki

25.   Deviances occurring in the digital space
     Researcher: Petronella Deres

26.   Sentencing practice in the case of driving under the influence of alcohol committed using not a motor vehicle but a motor-driven vehicle, with particular regard to driving bans
     Researcher: Katalin Tilki

27.   The structure of criminal organisations specialising in human trafficking and the cross-border investigative activity of the JIT (Joint Investigation Team)
     Researcher: Szilveszter Póczik

28.   The theoretical and practical issues of drug trafficking
     Researcher: Ildikó Ritter

29.   The unlawful use of pyrotechnic products at sporting events
     Researcher: László Tibor Nagy 

30.   The causes of recidivism and the possibilities of its prevention in the case of domestic violence, in particular regarding violence against one’s partner
     Researcher: Renáta Garai 


 C) Task completed within the framework of cooperation

Research projects initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture: 

31.   The legal and criminological examination of hunting accidents
   Researchers: Orsolya Bolyky (projectmaganer), Eszter Sárik

Research projects initiated by the Hungarian Prison Service Headquarters: 

32.   The assessment of visitation as a means of reintegration
   Researcher: Ágnes Solt

Research initiated by the State Audit Office of Hungary and the Department of Corruption and Organised Crime of the Prosecutor General’s Office:

33.   The indicators of criminal acts of corruption. Phase I: Development of indices for cases that reach the prosecution service
     Researcher: Klára Kerezsi (projectmanager), József Kó