The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI) ) functions under the auspices of the Finnish Ministry of Justice as an independent research and policy-making institute. HEUNI carries out ground-breaking research that influences policies concerning crime prevention and criminal justice nationally, in Europe and in the UN Crime Programme.  Within the framework of its strategy, HEUNI aims to contribute to 1) improving access to justice and access to support services for vulnerable victims of crime; 2) improving the capacity of the criminal justice system and other key actors to identify and respond to trafficking in human beings and related crimes (such as forced marriages, exploitation of children and young people, labor exploitation); 3) a diversified understanding of financial crime and corporate crime and improved response to the phenomenon; and (4) an enhanced identification and prevention of work-related exploitation in the supply chains of companies and public procurers.

We are a small, multidisciplinary expert organization that strives for efficiency with smart solutions. We are committed to promoting justice and equality through evidence-based information and bold openings. We value and support each staff members’ professional development. At HEUNI, every expert is also an influencer.

Published 2014-11-12 at 14:47, updated 2020-07-08 at 7:00

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The function of HEUNI is to promote the formulation and the implementation of the United Nations crime prevention and criminal justice programme in Europe.

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Visiting address: Vilhonkatu 4 B 19, 00100 Helsinki
Tel: +358 2956 65287

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