The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) is the European regional institute in the United Nations Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention programme network. HEUNI functions under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Justice as an independent research and policy-making institute.

Our vision is to identify evidence-based criminal justice and crime prevention practices in Europe, and share these within Europe and beyond, in order to advance more effective, rational and humane criminal justice systems.

Our greatest strength is our capacity to develop multidisciplinary research methodologies and utilize them in order to explore new criminological phenomena.

HEUNI's expertise also encompasses the collection and analysis of data on criminal justice systems, and the development and piloting of victimization surveys and indicators. HEUNI has extensive experience in the development of guidelines and training modules for policy makers and criminal justice practitioners.
AREAS OF FOCUS
Different projects are carried out either independently or in cooperation with other institutions and individual experts. HEUNI often works as a partner in projects coordinated by other agencies. The projects are mainly financed from external sources. These include, for example, the UNODC, the European Commission, Council of Europe, and domestic sources.
Economic crimes and corruption
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Human trafficking
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Rights of victims of crime
Violence against women, victimisation surveys
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CSR

Guidelines for companies
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UN cooperation
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CURRENT PROJECTS
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FLOW
Flows of illicit funds and victims of human trafficking: uncovering the complexities
2018 - 2020
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CCM-GBV
Co-creating a counselling method for refugee women GBV victims
2017-2019
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RECENT PUBLICATIONS
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Edited by Anniina Jokinen & Natalia Ollus
Shady business. Uncovering the business model of labour exploitation
ISBN 978-952-7249-10-9, 37 pages,
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The aim of this analytical tool is to raise awareness on the business model of labour exploitation; i.e. a model of making business which utilises methods that are legal, grey and or illegal. The tool focuses on various forms of exploitation of workers as well as associated economic crimes.

The target group includes:
policy makers in EU Member States,
authority representatives, including law
enforcement, labour inspectorates and
tax authorities, civil society, including trade unions and NGOs, businesses.

Also available in Finnish, Estonian, Latvian and Bulgarian.
Anni Lietonen and Natalia Ollus
Guidelines for businesses and employers for risk management in subcontracting chains
ISBN 978-952-7249-05-5, 26 pages,
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The purpose of this guide is to give companies a brief overview on the risks of labour exploitation and demonstrate how the involvement in such scenarios can be avoided. The content is intended to be used as an information and risk management tool, which can help to promote ethically defensible enterprise that respects human rights.

Also available in Finnish and Swedish.
Elina Kervinen and Natalia Ollus
HEUNI Report 89 "Trafficking in children and young persons in Finland"
ISBN 978-952-7249-04-8, 113 pages
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This report stemmed from the need of the National assistance system for victims of human trafficking to analyse the existence of the phenomenon in Finland and collect more information about it. Its purpose is to establish an overall picture of trafficking in children and young persons in Finland and the various forms of human trafficking that can victimise children and young persons.

Also available in Finnish.
Edited by Inka Lilja
Handbook on counselling asylum seeking and refugee women victims of gender-based violence
ISBN 978-952-7249-07-9, 88 pages
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The handbook is a practical tool for those who work with asylum seeking and refugee women. The handbook might be of interest to you if you are working in an NGO, in a municipality or in a reception centre as a social worker, lawyer, psychologist, health care professional, or similar, giving psycho-social and/or legal assistance to refugee women. We hope that the handbook will give you a better understanding on the causes and consequences of gender-based violence faced by refugee women and help you to develop new skills as well as motivation to assist these women.

Also available in Finnish.
Anni Lietonen and Natalia Ollus
Guidelines for businesses and employers for risk management in subcontracting chains
ISBN 978-952-7249-05-5, 26 pages,
LINK TO PDF

The purpose of this guide is to give companies a brief overview on the risks of labour exploitation and demonstrate how the involvement in such scenarios can be avoided. The content is intended to be used as an information and risk management tool, which can help to promote ethically defensible enterprise that respects human rights.

Also available in Finnish and Swedish.
Elina Kervinen and Natalia Ollus
HEUNI Report 89 "Trafficking in children and young persons in Finland"
ISBN 978-952-7249-04-8, 113 pages
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This report stemmed from the need of the National assistance system for victims of human trafficking to analyse the existence of the phenomenon in Finland and collect more information about it. Its purpose is to establish an overall picture of trafficking in children and young persons in Finland and the various forms of human trafficking that can victimise children and young persons.

Also available in Finnish.
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EXPERTISE
HEUNI's team of experts has substantive expertise in a number of key fields in crime prevention and criminal justice as well as in the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the collection and analysis of information. Our strength is in multidisciplinary research that combines social sciences and legal perspectives.
Director Natalia Ollus
"I strongly feel that we as researchers have a responsibility to listen to the experiences of victims of crime. Behind every number is a real person with real, and often traumatic experiences. We have a responsibility to speak of behalf of those who are less fortunate, or who do not have a voice."

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Senior Programme Officer Inka Lilja
"I strongly feel that we as researchers have a responsibility to listen to the experiences of victims of crime. Behind every number is a real person with real, and often traumatic experiences. We have a responsibility to speak of behalf of those who are less fortunate, or who do not have a voice."

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Senior Programme Officer Anniina Jokinen
"I strongly feel that we as researchers have a responsibility to listen to the experiences of victims of crime. Behind every number is a real person with real, and often traumatic experiences. We have a responsibility to speak of behalf of those who are less fortunate, or who do not have a voice."

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Researcher Minna Viuhko
"I strongly feel that we as researchers have a responsibility to listen to the experiences of victims of crime. Behind every number is a real person with real, and often traumatic experiences. We have a responsibility to speak of behalf of those who are less fortunate, or who do not have a voice."

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Researcher Anni Lietonen
"I strongly feel that we as researchers have a responsibility to listen to the experiences of victims of crime. Behind every number is a real person with real, and often traumatic experiences. We have a responsibility to speak of behalf of those who are less fortunate, or who do not have a voice."

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Project Secretary Aili Pääkkönen
"I strongly feel that we as researchers have a responsibility to listen to the experiences of victims of crime. Behind every number is a real person with real, and often traumatic experiences. We have a responsibility to speak of behalf of those who are less fortunate, or who do not have a voice."

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Administrative Assistant Jaana Ryan

Communications Officer Aleksandra Anikina
ADVISORY BOARD
The international Advisory Board of HEUNI serves as an important link with the United Nations and the various regions of Europe. The Chairman of the Advisory Board and four of its members are appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, after consultation with the Government of Finland.

Four members of the Board, including the Director of HEUNI, are appointed by the Government of Finland. A representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime participates ex officio in all deliberations of the Advisory Board.

The members of the Advisory Board are appointed for a period of five years. For the 2017 – 2022 term the composition of the Board is as follows:

• Dr Miklós Lévay, Chairman of the Board

• Ms Anna Alvazzi del Frate, Italy

• Dr Marcelo Aebi, Switzerland

• Ms Corinne Dettmeijer-Vermeulen, The Netherlands

• Director of the Division for Treaty Affairs, UNODC (ex officio member)

• Mr Aarne Kinnunen, Finland

• Dr Kimmo Nuotio, Finland

• Ms Sirpa Rautio, Finland

• Steven Malby, UK

• Dr Natalia Ollus, Director, HEUNI


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