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International Academic Conference sponsored by UNODC

Created At : 2018-06-27


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Hallym University held International Academic Conference sponsored
by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

International Academic Conference on ‘Linking Organized Crime and Cybercrime’ hosted by Institute of Legal Informatics and Forensic Science at the Faculty of Global Integrated Studies & Software-driven University Support Project Center was held at Vision Hall in Hallym University Campus Life Center on June 7 and 8, 2018.

The conference sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been arranged as one of the global programs to support the implementation of the Doha Declaration that UN adopted in 2015 to integrate crime prevention and the rule of law as well as sustainable development goals.

President Choongsoo Kim said in his welcome address “Diverse perspectives are helpful in devising socially optimal counter-measures. I am fully supportive of insightful presentation and discussions of the renowned scholars at this global gathering not only for effective education of Forensic Science in Hallym’s undergraduate and graduate course which produce global talents to respond to future cybercrime challenges but also for crime prevention initiatives around the world.

Ms. Loide Aryee, Chief of the Organized Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch of UNODC, emphasized that it is important to stick to the principle of acting upon the rule of law and protecting human rights, whether criminal groups use technology or commit traditional crime.

Dr. Yunsik Jake Jang, Director of Institute of Informatics and Forensic Science, Hallym University, added “We were able to successfully open this conference thanks to the efforts of Dr. Joshua James, Professor of Hallym University Global Studies and UNODC consultant. While a number of institutions in the world have been interested in hosting the conference with this topic as we recognize a serious threat from obvious phenomenon that cybercrime is getting organized and organized criminal groups are moving into cyberspace. It is meaningful to provide support to the international efforts to prevent transnational crime which is getting more organized and intellectualized.
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