Project Manager

Prof. Dr Tünde A. Barabás

Andrea Tünde Barabás: lawyer, criminologist, professor. She is head of department at the National Institute of Criminology. Since 2012 she is Chair of Department of Criminology at the National University of Public Service.
She graduated in 1988 from Eötvös Loránd University’s Faculty of Law. In 1989, she won a scientific scholarship from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and started working at the Chair of Criminology of Eötvös Loránd University. In 1990, she pursued a year for postgraduate studies at the Criminal Law Department of the University of Fribourg with supporting of the Swiss Confederation Fellowship. She wrote her PhD thesis on the restriction of imprisonment and its alternatives. In 2008, she won the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’s Bolyai János research fellowship to study the possibilities of extending the application of mediation and of regulating mediation in prison.
She is a founding member and the vice-chair of the Restorative Justice section and chair of Victimology Section the of the Hungarian Society of Criminology.
She has participated in a number of international research projects funded by the European Union, such as The Identification and Prevention of Opportunities that Facilitate Organised Crime supported by the Falcone Programme; the Crime Prevention Carousel (CPC) research within the framework of the AGIS program; the COST A/21 programme of the EU on Restorative Justice Developments in Europe; and the Insecurities in European Cities (INSEC) FP5 project; the Mediation and Restorative Justice in Prison Settings (MEREPS) project funded by the EU’s Criminal Justice programme; and the Tackle Insecurity in Marginalized Areas (MARGIN project), funded by the HORIZON 2020 program.
She has written over 149 articles and studies, edited/co-edited 14 books and is the author of two monographs.




Dr Éva Inzelt PhD

She is an Assistant Professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Faculty of Law. She has a PhD. in Law. The title of her thesis is Corruption – with or without a white collar. The changing meaning and forms of the white collar crime. She has done several empirical researches. Between 2012-2014, with the support of the National Scientific Research Fund Program (OTKA K106011.2012.) she carried out a study dealt with Corruption from the viewpoint of the Criminal Justice System.
Between 2016 and 2017, she participated a project which financed by the Ministry of the Interior from the Internal Security Fund. The study focused on the investigation of transnational organized c. She dealt with the question of investigative experiences of economic crimes and corruption.
Between 2018 and 2021, she was the leader of a research entitled Theoretical and empirical approaches towards a better understanding of corporate crime in Hungary, which was supported by the National Research, Development and Innovation Office (FK124968).One of the main goal of that study was to exploration and elucidation of the complex interrelationships related to the phenomena of corporate crime and the operation of the Hungarian market economy.
In this project she acts as a project coordinator. She carries out the professional coordination of the project. She runs and coordinates the foreign team members work, prepares professional materials (questionnaire, articles, summaries), and contributes to the performance of the tasks undertaken in the project through her research activities.


Dr Krisztina Farkas PhD

Project Team Member, Senior Researcher (lawyer, Qualifying Exam in Law, PhD, Seconded Prosecutor to OKRI)

Tasks: Contributing to overall project objectives and specific team deliverables; Conducting researches; Performing special assistance with developing training the 3rd and 4th pillars of the project.
Dr Krisztina Farkas PhD studied law at the University of Miskolc (Hungary). She has been working at the prosecution service since 2006, as trainee prosecutor, junior prosecutor, and prosecutor. She defended her PhD thesis, titled The possibilities of the acceleration in the German, Swiss and Italian Criminal Justice in 2016. She has been working at the National Institute of Criminology (NIC) since 2017 as assigned prosecutor, and senior research fellow. She is specialized in criminal procedure law, and comparative law. She completed the LLM degree in Lawyer Specialized in European Law at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in 2018. She has conducted researches beyond the field of criminal procedure law, first of all on European Law, on different aspects of corruption (from different points of view), criminal law protection of cultural property, and on budget fraud of financial support from the European Union. Krisztina Farkas was a lecturer at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, she taught a special course in the field of criminal procedure law and some other courses on the postgraduate training titled Combating Cybercrime, Corruption and Money Laundering. Krisztina Farkas’ contribution to the overall project objectives and the specific team deliverables are as follows: conducting research, publishing research outputs, providing special assistance to develop training for the 3rd and 4th pillars of the project.


József Kó

Project Team member, Senior researcher (MA in Sociology)

He graduated at the Budapest University of Economics in 1987 (Economy and Sociology). He has been working at the National Institute of Criminology since 1993 as a researcher.
Tasks: Contributing to overall project objectives and specific team deliverables; conducting researches. Editing, and preparation questionnaire. Perform the secondary analysis, and interprets the data.


Dr Eszter Sárik PhD

Eszter Sárik (1976) studied law at the University of Pécs (Hungary). She has been working at the National Institute of Criminology (NIC) since 1999, specialized on juvenile delinquency and crime prevention. She has conducted researches in the topic of trajectories in child and juvenile crime, taken part in ISRD-2 and executed an examination in homicide cases. She has defended her PhD thesis titled Religion, Values and Youth in the Context of Criminology in 2018. From 2016 on she has broadened her research topic and took part in the international project of PoMigra, which was to gain knowledge on the politically motivated crimes in the light of migration. Eszter Sárik was a lecturer at the University of Eötvös Loránd in Budapest, the University of Pécs and the University of Győr, and has taught criminology at the listed universities listed. She was the national representative of the European Crime Prevention Network for a year and she was the member of Max Planck Balkan Criminology Partner-Group since its establishment. Currently she is the deputy spokesman of NIC, that is why she runs the communication and press issues in Critcor Project.


Dr Szandra Windt PhD

Project Team Member, Senior Researcher (MA in Sociology, Qualifying Exam in Law, PhD)

She graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University with a degree in Hungarian language and literature and sociology in 2002. In 2005, he obtained a degree in European Union expertise from the same university. In 2009 he obtained her PhD title in criminology at the Ferenc Deák Doctoral School of the University of Miskolc. She is a researcher at the National Institute of Criminology since 2002.
Tasks: Contributing to overall project objectives; Completing individual deliverables; Conducting researches; Assisting with developing training and conducting research/evaluation; To coordinate the delivery of the program, including working with the conferencees’ participants.


Administrative assistants


Éva Schiller

Accounting technician (Accountant, Budgetary and Economic Division of OKRI)

Tasks: To be in charge of financial matters and will manage the resources


Marianna Balázs

Administrative Personnel (MA in Criminology, Research Assistant; assistance in researches, event management)

Tasks: To plan, coordinate, and carry out the evaluation, research, and dissemination of the project, and to assist with the program; To coordinate the delivery of the program, including working with the training participants


Anna Giricz

Administrative Personnel (Research Assistant)

Tasks: Documenting the process; Developing and maintaining the on-line component of the project, website, editorial assistance.