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Katalin Parti

Katalin Parti, Assistant Professor

Katalin Parti
Katalin Parti, Assistant Professor

Department of Sociology
512 McBryde Hall, 225 Stanger Street, Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6046 |

Dr. Parti earned her PhD in criminal justice from the University of Pécs (Hungary) in 2008, holds a law degree, and is working on her Master of Criminal Justice degree, with a concentration on cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity, at Boston University Metropolitan College. She is a certified mediator and holds a European Certificate in Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence. Parti is the author or co-author of 13 peer-reviewed journal articles and four chapters, and has extensive external funding experience. She is the co-author of “Defining cyberbullying” in Pediatrics< and “Architecture of aggression in cyberspace. Testing cyber aggression in young adults in Hungary” in the International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence & Cybercrime. Her work has focused on both the offender and victim sides of cybercrime (including child sexual victimization). She is the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including Fulbright Scholarships, and has ongoing collaborations with scholars in the U.S. and Europe. She has teaching experience, online and in the classroom, in cybercriminology, cybersecurity, and criminology related courses as well as law and international law related courses. Finally, she has experience advising and/or directing graduate students. 

  • Cybercriminology
  • Cybersecurity 
  • Criminology
  • MA, Criminal Justice Master of Criminal Justice, Boston University Metropolitan College, expected graduation in 2020
  • PhD, Criminal Justice, University of Pécs
  • MA, Sociology, University of Miskolc
  • BA, Law and Political Sciences, University of Miskolc, School of Law
  • Member, European Society of Criminology
  • Member, American Society of Criminology, Division of Women and Crime and the Division of Policing
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Cybersecurity, Intelligence & Cybercrime
  • Editorial Board Member, Infokommunikáció és Jog (Infocommunication & Law, a Hungarian peer-reviewed journal)  
  • European Safety and Prevention Award (ESPRA) for outstanding work and contribution against bullying, 2014 
  • Supreme Prosecution Junior Expert Award, 1997 

Journal Articles

“Architecture of Aggression in Cyberspace. Testing Cyber Aggression in Young Adults in Hungary,” International Journal of Cybersecurity Intelligence and Cybercrime1, no. 1 (2018): 56-68 (co-authored with T. Kiss and G. Koplányi).

“Defining Cyberbullying,” Pediatrics140, supplement 2 (2017): S148-S151 (co-authored with E.K. Englander, E. Donnerstein, R. Kowalski, and C.A. Lin).

“Evaluation of a University-Based Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention Program,” Journal of Modern Education Review5, no. 10 (2015): 937–950 (co-authored with E. Englander and M. McCoy).

“Deviances in the Virtual Reality or the Character-Altering Power of Virtual Communities,” European Journal of Crime Criminal Law and Criminal Justice16, no. 3 (2008): 325-343.


Book Chapters

“Cyberbullying in Hungary,” in Anna Costanza Baldry, Catherine Blaya, and David P. Farrington, eds., International Perspectives on Cyberbullying. Prevalence, Risk Factors, and Interventions, Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity. (Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2018), 205-229 (co-authored with B. Neray). 

“A Model for Providing Bullying Prevention Programs to K-12 Education While Training Future Educators,” in M. Campbell and S. Bauman, eds., Reducing Cyberbullying in Schools.International Evidence-Based Best Practices. (London: Elsevier Academic Press, 2018), 109-124 (co-authored with M.K. McCoy and E.K. Englander)

“Transnational sex crimes,” in Philip Reichel and Jay Albanese, eds., Handbook of Transnational Crime and Justice. (London: Sage, 2014), 165-188. 

“Hungary,” in J. Junger-Tas, I.H. Marshall, D. Enzmann, M. Killias, M. Steketee, and B. Gruszczynska, eds., Juvenile Delinquency in Europe and Beyond. Results of the International Self-Report Delinquency Study. (Switzerland: Springer, 2011), 311-325 (co-authored with O. Bolyky, Cs. Gyory, K. Kerezsi, and E. Sarik).


  • Max Planck Society Scholarship, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany, 2017, 2016, 2017
  • Hungarian Eötvös Scholarship, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University, 2014
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center, Bridgewater State University, 2013-14
  • TABBY TRIP in the EU: Threat Assessment of Bullying Behavior in Internet Among Youth, An International Project, 2012-14
  • TABBY: Threat Assessment of Bullying Behavior in Internet, An International Project, 2011-12
  • “Living in Surveillance Societies,” European Cooperation in Science and Technology, 2009-13
  • “International Self-Report Delinquency Study 2,” Northeastern University, 2005-07

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