49 Acta Jur. Hng. 1 (2008)

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1216-2574 / USD 20.00                                          ACTA  JURIDICA  HUNGARICA
@ 2008  Akadimiai Kiadd, Budapest                                  49, No 1, pp. 1-24 (2008)
                                                              DOI: 10.1556/AJur.49.2008.1.1


Global and Hungarian Tendencies in Law Enforcement

    Abstract. The author explores current trends in law enforcement and criminal policy. The first
    part of the essay focuses on the methodological and theoretical difficulties with describing the
    state of global crime. Special attention is given to the peculiarities of post-9/11 developments
    in the field of crime prevention and anti-terrorist legal regimes, a situation in which the efforts
    to combat terrorism have crossed the traditional boundaries of criminal law enforcement and the
    policy and practice of pre-emptive strikes is difficult to fit even into the recognized conceptual
    framework of crime prevention. Following this, the author turns to the analysis of decentralizing
    and privatizing public security and law enforcement and the question of security partnerships.
        Prior to the assessment of the concept and paradigm of human security-which is at the
    heart of the inquiry-Professor Korinek provides an overview of the social effects of crime and
    security protection, the social perception of crime and law enforcement and the interrelation
    of politics and criminal law. The author calls for a complex and global approach when
    approaching the question of liberty and security, since the traditional distinctions between
    the military and the police as well as domestic and external security are fading. By using a
    comparative methodology (incorporating a wide range of international examples along with
    references to Hungarian criminal policy developments and constitutional jurisprudence) the
    author claims that the new element in the human security approach is that it places the
    perspective of individuals and their communities before the security interests of the national
    or even the whole international community, and thus is able to resolve the dichotomy that is
    generally presumed to exist between human rights and security.

    Keywords:  criminology, statistics, law enforcement, data protection, terrorism, transition,
    community  policing, crime prevention, privatisation, private security, criminal policy, human

I believe-and through my work would like to serve-the idea that criminology
should  be  a science that contributes  positively  to the everyday   practice  of fighting
crime,  even  on  the local  level. This  does  not however relieve the scholar of the
responsibility   for  facing  up  to those   more   general  consequences that he has
contributed   to through  his  work  or through   his professional   neglects.

    * Corresponding   Member   of the Hungarian Academy   of Sciences; Professor, University

of P6cs, H-7622  Pcs,  48-as tr  1.
E-mail: korinek@ajk.pte.hu

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