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Institute on Crime & Criminal Justice (ICCJ)

The mission of the Institute on Crime and Criminal Justice focuses on promoting study, research, consulting, training and policy-oriented work to crime related studies and criminal justice policies at national, European and international level.

The specific fields of interest of the Institute on Crime and Criminal Justice are Human Rights, Criminal Justice Policies, Criminology, Victimology, Security, Civil Society and Social issues.

Our values focused on promoting democracy, rule of law and human rights, especially in the criminal justice systems. We promote ethical collaboration andencourage holistic and interdisciplinary approaches. Through innovative methodologies, excellence in research, high-level expertise and high-quality serviceswe advance knowledge, improve evidence-based policies, and support -through consultation and technical assistance- countries and organisations to tackle crime and violence. We are eligible for undertaking projects and programs on relevant issues at national, European and international level.  Educational and awareness activities are also implemented by the Institute.

The Institute on Crime and Criminal Justice constitutes an academically independent unit of the European Public Law Organization with operational autonomy and operates under the responsibility of its Director and the Scientific Council.

The Scientific Council acts as a permanent advisory committee on scientific issues for which consultation is necessary. The members of the Scientific Council are personalities of high academic and professional qualifications and international recognition.


Vasiliki Artinopoulou, Prof. Dr. in Criminology, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens, Greece

Scientific Council

-Arthur Hurtmann, Prof. Dr.Head of Institute of Police and Security Research IPoS at HfÖV(University for Public Administration in Bremen), Germany

-Sheetal Ranjan, Professor& Graduate Director, Department of Sociology & Criminal JusticeWilliam Paterson University of New Jersey, USA

-Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic, Full professor, Belgrade University, Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation/Department for Prevention and treatment of social disorders,  Director of Victimology Society of Serbia

-Maria Ioannou, Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Human and Health Sciences, Director Secure Societies Institute. University of Huddersfield, UK

-Trygve Ben Holland Dr., LL.M. in Law and LL.M. in European Law in Hamburg and at Europa-Institute Saarbrücken, Lecturer at HfÖV, Germany

-Sarah Kunkel, expert in Good Governance and Human Rights, IPMA certified Project Manager, Germany

-Gabriela Piontkowski, Public Prosecutor, Lecturer at HfÖV, Germany

-Calli Tzani-Pepelasis, Dr, Lecturer in Investigative Psychology, Secure Societies Institute, Centre for Applied Psychological Research, University of Huddersfield, UK

-Triantafyllos Karatrandos, Dr. International affairs and security expert, Centre for Security Studies, Ministry for Citizen Protection, Greece

-Sónia Moreira Reis, Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon​, Portugal