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The Development Of Law Enforcement In Hungary And Its Characteristics Today


  • Zoltan BALLA

    (Dr. PhD. habil , Associate professor and appointed college professor at the National University of Public Service, Budapest, HUNGARY.)


The establishment of modern Hungarian state law enforcement was the outcome of a long process, the beginning of which can be dated to 1920. The objective of law enforcement is security, and it is motivated by migration. The task and institutions of Hungarian law enforcement adapt to the functions and organization of Hungarian public administration. Its public task is to guarantee public security in Hungary on the level of society. Being in possession of the monopoly on the legitimate use of violence, it accomplishes that mainly but not solely with policing measures and coercive measures.

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  • Zoltan BALLA, 2017. "The Development Of Law Enforcement In Hungary And Its Characteristics Today," Curentul Juridic, The Juridical Current, Le Courant Juridique, Petru Maior University, Faculty of Economics Law and Administrative Sciences and Pro Iure Foundation, vol. 71, pages 117-137, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:pmu:cjurid:v:71:y:2017:p:117-137

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    security; public security; violence; migration; public administration; law enforcement; police;
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    JEL classification:

    • K42 - Law and Economics - - Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior - - - Illegal Behavior and the Enforcement of Law


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