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1 Activities and International Cooperation of the Korean Institute of Criminology Seong-Jin Yeon A leading research institute in crime and criminal justice in Korea

2 Contents 1. About KIC 1. A bout KIC 2. Organization 3. Major Activities 4. International Cooperation

3 About KIC National research institute in crime & criminal justice in Korea Consists of over 90 research and administration staff Mission statement Developing new policy frameworks for crime and criminal justice Building stronger international research networks Providing practical information to the public and expanding national information services Enhancing creativity and overall satisfaction of KIC family Established under the KIC Act by the Ministry of Justice, 1988 Official member of *UNPNI * UN Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network Institutes

4 Research Areas Criminology&Criminal law Corrections Criminal Justice Reform Criminal&Criminal Procedure law

5 Organization 70 Researchers 30 Administrative staff 5 practitioners Criminal law Criminology Sociology Psychology etc. Human resource Management Budget plan Accounting Prosecutors Police officers Probation officers etc.

6 Major activities 2.Internationalcooperation 1. Research 6. Publication 5. Seminars & workshops 3.Libraryservice 4. Academic exchange

7 Major activities - Research 28 Research Projects in 2013 include: - Survey and Analysis of Immigration Control Law for Enhancing Human Rights - A Study on Measures to Improve Judiciary Interpreting in Criminal Justice Procedures - The Countermeasures against Juvenile Bullying - Korean victimization and its Protection in Southeast Asia: Vietnam and Malaysia - Community-based management of sex offenders in Korea (II): An examination of electronics monitoring system - Studies on the Risk-Governing Criminal Law and Criminology in the Late-Modern Society (II) - Criminal Policy on the Confidentiality of Communications with the Network Neutrality [Further information can be found at: Research outputs - Over 1,000 articles and over 800 books (during the last two decades)

8 Major activities – Academic exchange MOU with 21 institutes and universities from 8 countries UNODC UNODC, Vienna UNODC, Austria UNODC Regional Centre for East Asia and the Pacific, Thailand USA Jerry Lee Center of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University Germany Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law Institute of Criminal Law and Justice, Göttingen University Deutschen Präventionstag Finland HEUNI (European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control affiliated with UN) Saudi Arabia NAUSS (Naif Arab University for Security Sciences) China Southwest University of Political Science and Law College for Criminal Law Science of Beijing Normal University National Institute of Law at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute for Crime Prevention of the Ministry of Justice Research Center of Criminal Jurisprudence of Renmin University

9 Major activities – Academic exchange MOU with 16 institutes and universities from 12 countries Malaysia CyberSecurity Thailand Office of the Attorney General Indonesia National Law Development Agency Ministry of Legal Affairs and Human Rights Philippines Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime Tanzania Directorate of Public Prosecutions Ethiopia Ministry of Justice

10 Major activities - Publication Issues related to the criminal policies such as criminal law, crime trends, correction and rehabilitation Issued annually Trends and causes of crime, deviant behaviors, current controversies in criminal law and criminal justice Official quarterly journal registered by the National Research Foundation of Korea KIC news, national and international crime trends, criminal policies, and related research and essays Issued quarterly

11 Major activities – Library service KIC Library is the largest library in the field of crime and criminal justice in Korea has more than 68,000 publications subscribes more than 100 journals from 15 countries provides online DBs such as SocINDEX with full text & Westlaw Public Service Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics (CCJS) National Crime Victimization Survey Law Education Program for the Rule of Law

12 Major activities – International cooperation organized by KIC in Seoul, th World Congress on Criminology became a member of UNPNI in 2004 UNPNI organized workshop on computer related crime in Bangkok, th UN Congress on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice launched the project in accordance with UNODC in 2006 Virtual Forum against Cybercrime (VFAC) Project

13 Major activities – International cooperation began the program with UNODC Regional Center for East Asia and the Pacific in 2009 Towards AsiaJust Programme co-organized workshop on international criminal justice education in Brazil, th UN Congress on Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice Organized international conference of the Asian Criminological Society in Seoul, th Annual Conference of the Asian Criminological Society

14 Virtual Forum against Cybercrime (VFAC) Online-Training program Online classroom for cybercrime investigation Technical assistance to law enforcement and judicial officials in Asia MOU with 9 public sector organizations over 100 trainees Research Network Clearinghouse for research resources of cybercrime for experts and specialists worldwide over 2800 news & trends articles over 120 worldwide statistics 32 cybercrime experts work actively

15 Virtual Forum against Cybercrime (VFAC) MOU organizations Vietnam, The General Department of Police, Ministry of Public Security China, Institute for Crime Prevention, Ministry of Justice Malaysia, CyberSecurity Malaysia Indonesia, National Law Development Agency Philippines, The Office of the Special Envoy on Transnational Crime Thailand - The Office of Justice Affairs - Office of the Attorney General (in process) Tanzania, Directorate of Public Prosecutions HQ Ethiopia, Ministry of Justice Thailand, Office of Attorney General Tanzania, Directorate of Public Prosecutions HQ

16 Virtual Forum against Cybercrime (VFAC)

17 Thank you! Korean Institute of Criminology Korean Institute of Criminology Korean Institute of Criminology Korean Institute of Criminology Korean Institute of Criminology Korean Institute of Criminology Korean Institute of Criminology Korean Institute of Criminology


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