A German Criminologist and Psychologist was hosted by CIU
Prof.Dr.Helmut Kury, a German Criminologist and Psychologist shared informtion on the latest international research about the role of expert witnesses in the detection of crime and punishment in his presentation on "The Criminology of the Criminal Law” at the event organised by the Faculty of Law, Cyprus International University (CIU).
Prof. Dr. Kury said that one of the main interests of criminology is criminal justice system and he added that this system includes criminal policies or institutional formations designed to prevent or control crime. Kury pointed out that to be able to fight against today's crime and criminalism effectively penalty justice policy should be based on an integrative approach so that it contains all the functions of penalty that are retalitory,deterrent and reformative, Kury pointed out that in this context an approach that only punishes the criminals is rather shallow and far from conclusive. Prof. Dr. Kury informed that the punishment aims to reintegrate the criminal back into the society and he added that at the same time some socialization efforts are being made and he added that there are some expectations in the society that reintegrating potential criminals to the society should have an intimidating function.
Prof. Dr. Çağlar Özel, the Dean of the Faculty of Law said what the elements of the crime are and related to this how the concept of crime and how penalty concepts were revealed especially in terms of criminology were the basis of the conference.
Prof. Dr. Helmut Kury’s speech, which was held at CIU Çevik Uraz Center Conference Hall, was translated to the listeners simultaneously.