One of the tasks of the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) of Hungary is to operate new models of crime prevention effectively and to cooperate and share good practices with foreign and international crime prevention organisations. For that reason the NCPC annually organise an international conference called “Science and Crime Prevention”. This year the event was held on 24th May 2018 in Budapest and welcomed participants from six different countries.
Ms. Lorenn Walker (University of Hawai`i Honolulu Community College) talked about the effectiveness of the solution-focused re-entry model, which was connected to the Hungarian example that was introduced in a Round Table. Prof. Rosie Meek (Royal Holloway University of London) presented us the newest English research about practices of where sport worked best to support rehabilitation. In his presentation Mr. Petr Krajsa showed us the unique Centre of Health and Safety of Karlovy Vary. Ms. Katrijn Hoedemakers, representative of the European Crime Prevention Network, gave a speech about the Administrative Approach in crime prevention. On behalf of the National Crime Prevention Council, Mr. Jenő István Molnár talked about our approach in promoting Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and the progress we made in this field.
On the following day, 25th May 2018, NCPC organised an open day for the presenters of the conference and for those foreign crime prevention experts who were interested in the programs of the Council to show participants the NCPC’s most interesting projects in an interactive way.
The event was held at the Vác Strict and Medium Regime Prison where the colleagues of the prison service showed the visitors the ongoing reintegration programs (financed by the NCPC) and talked about the everyday life of the inmates. Later the guests had the chance to try out our unique interactive online safety game which we designed for teens.