Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizers we are pleased to invite you to Budapest, to the 13th Annual Conference of European Society of Criminology, held between 4-7 September, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary.

The Eurocrim2013 conference's main topic is:

Beyond Punitiveness: Crime and Crime Control in Europe in a Comparative Perspective

In the past decade, criminological literature has been abound with sparkling funeral oratories about sociological theories of crime and causation as well as the criminal policy guided by it. “Punitive turn” was the word of the day, at least in most criminological publications on the topic. It seemed generally accepted that incarceration rates would rise and crime control would become harsher as the irreversible process of the politization of crime control and criminal justice gradually took hold in every European country. However as the dust settled, it became increasingly clear that this was not the case. While the pessimistic predictions might have proved to be right in certain countries, they do not appear to be valid in others. The conference will focus on what factors influence the trends in crime control and actual policymaking mechanisms in various countries.

We are looking forward to welcoming all criminology professionals to Budapest!

Prof. Miklós Lévay Prof. Katalin Gönczöl Ass. Prof. Éva Inzelt
Chair of Local Organizing Committee Co-chair of Local Organising Committee Secretary