Prof. Liu Jianhong appointed advisor to UNODC Asia-Pacific Regional Centre for Excellence on Criminal Justice Statistics 劉建宏教授任聯合國亞太區刑事司法統計中心顧問

Prof Liu Jianhong, Distinguished Professor and associate dean of the University of Macau’s (UM) Faculty of Social Sciences, has been appointed an advisor to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Asia-Pacific Regional Centre for Excellence on Criminal Justice Statistics, in recognition of his work related to illegal drug problems and crime prevention.

Founded in 1997, the UNODC is headquartered in Vienna, Austria. It is the highest UN agency in charge of drug control and crime prevention. Its main function is to lead and coordinate global efforts on illegal drug problems and research on issues related to global crime and criminal justice. UNODC has established the first Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics Center in Mexico. It held a meeting in Bangkok recently to discuss the specific tasks of the second centre in South Korea as well issues of strategies and policy for crime and criminal justice statistics.

Prof Liu is an influential scholar in the field of international criminology. He was elected President of the Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology in 2014 and was re-elected to the same position in 2019 for a five-year term. He founded the Asian Criminological Society (ACS) at UM in 2009 and was elected to be its first president. He is currently the chairman of the General Assembly of the ACS and a member of the leadership of various world-renowned criminology organisations.

澳門大學社會科學學院副院長、特聘教授劉建宏獲委任聯合國毒品控制和犯罪預防辦公室(UNODC)亞太地區司法統計中心顧問。這次委任肯定了劉教授在打擊非法毒品活動及預防國際犯罪的研究工作,並提升澳大及犯罪學專業在國際地位上的影響力。

聯合國毒品控制和犯罪預防辦公室成立於1997年,總部位於奧地利首都維也納,是聯合國主管禁毒和預防犯罪的最高機構,旨在領導和促進全球各國合作,共同治理國際毒品問題,研究預防全球犯罪活動以及制定刑事司法相關政策。UNODC在墨西哥建立了第一個犯罪與刑事司法統計中心,今年會議於曼谷舉行,邀請了領導及專家共同探討建設全球統一的犯罪與刑事司法資料及研究的相關戰略、政策等重要議題,以及在韓國建立的第二個中心的相關戰略方向和具體工作任務。

劉教授在國際犯罪學領域的領導和學術地位具有重要影響力。2014年當選為國際犯罪學學會學術委員會主席,2019年再次當選,任期至2024年。2009年,他在澳大創建了亞洲犯罪學學會並當選首任會長。2019年他再次當選擔任亞洲犯罪學學會會員大會主席。劉教授同時在多個國際著名犯罪學相關組織中擔任領導機構成員並與聯合國相關領導機構的合作。