Institute of Behavioural Sciences and Law Enforcement

Institute of Behavioural Sciences and Law Enforcement


 

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Dr. Judit Hegedűs PhD, Associate Professor
Head of Institute

Dr. Hegedűs graduated from Eötvös Loránd University where she received her MA degree in Pedagogy and History, followed by a PhD degree in Educational Science in 2008. She is receiving current recipient of the Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Her fields of research are child and youth protection, criminal pedagogy and higher education pedagogy.
 

 

 

 

Contacts:
Office: H-1083 Budapest, Farkasvölgyi str. 12., Main Building, Floor III, Room 330.
Phone: (36) 1 432 9000/ 19151
E-mail: Hegedus.Judit@uni-nke.hu



The Institute of Behavioural Sciences for Law Enforcement began on the 1st of September, 2015. The aim of the Institute is to provide – apart from the specific information related to the field – knowledge in psychology, criminal psychology, pedagogy, sociology, human ethology, ethics, and communication that is applicable in practice and is essential for law enforcement officials to be able to interpret phenomena, take measures and communicate with citizens and to maintain a healthy mental state.

The educational activities conducted by the Institute of Behavioural Sciences for Law Enforcement are focused on the entire law enforcement training; they teach the subjects and have training sessions related to psychology, pedagogy, ethics and communication. Research conducted by the Institute is concentrated with topics that are of key importance in the everyday practice of law enforcement professionals, the scholarly studies of which may help their work. One of their major achievements is the foundation of the Professional Profiling Workshop, which, they hope, will soon become the central organisation of profiling in Hungary.

Our research areas are as follows:

  • general research to support the sense of safety in the public;
  • research related to crimes, the prosecution of crimes and criminal procedures;
  • the aspects of the tactics of taking measures related to behavioural sciences;
  • research in the field of crisis and disaster psychology;
  • research in the field of criminal pedagogy; and
  • analysis of the behaviour of law enforcement specialists acting as professionals and leaders.

We regularly organise events, the most important ones being the monthly Criminal Psychology Workshop and the two annual symposia; the professional-scientific conference Public Service and Psychology, and the national conference “Closed doors – open souls”, organised jointly with corrections institutions.

 

Department of Behavioural Sciences and Law Enforcement

Head of Department: Dr. Judit Hegedűs PhD, Associate Professor

The aim of the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Methodology is to study, do research on and teach law enforcement related phenomena in the area of psychology, crowd psychology, education, sociology, communication, mass communications, ethics and the media. The Department is responsible for training sessions conducted to develop various skills and competences, which are of increasing importance in the tuition provided by the Faculty of Law Enforcement. They also focus on developing psychological, communicative and social competences connected with Police Science and their research.
Apart from fulfilling tasks related to basic research, the Department is usually involved in project-based studies focusing on the tactics of taking measures, pedagogy, social psychology, communication and ethics. Many of our teachers are involved in projects under the Erasmus+ programme aimed at supporting the educational work conducted in corrections institutions. They regularly have consultations for students involved in research to support talent promotion.

 

Department of Criminal Psychology

Head of Department: Dr. Mihály Fogarasi PhD, Assistant Professor

The aim of the Department of Criminal Psychology is to study, conduct research, and teach law enforcementrelated phenomena of practical relevance in the area of psychology, social psychology, and criminal psychology, and to provide psychological support for those working in law enforcement. Apart from fulfilling tasks related to basic research, the Department is usually involved in project-based studies focusing mainly on criminal psychology and criminalistics.
The Department is also responsible for running the Professional Profiling Workshop and for coordinating the research done by specialists in criminal psychology. They regularly have consultations for students involved in research to support talent promotion.