The National Institute of Criminology
Lawyers, historians, sociologists, and psychologists work in the institute to address the social characteristics of crime, criminals and victims, and to research the cause, motives and nature of criminal offenses.
The task of the researchers is to draw overall conclusions for the whole society by analysing the trends in crime.
Criminology uses the tools of several scientific disciplines. Its mission is to help the fight against crime.
The Institute is part of the structure of the Prosecution Service of Hungary. However, as the colleagues of the Institute only do scientific work, their researches run independently from the prosecutorial work of the Prosecution Service. The operation of the Institute is defined only by the rules of the academic life.
The topics of their researches cover a wide range from domestic violence to technological modernization or art forgery. The Institute’s aim is to process a great variety of topics related to the criminal law field.
The results of their work are shared with the public via books, articles, scientific essays, conferences, trainings and presentations.
It is one of the imperatives of the Institute to raise the awareness of the public, thus, the colleagues of the Institute gladly give interviews if authentic and science-based information is needed.