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Crime in postmodern society - new challenges and responses

Research activity

Code Science Field Subfield
5.07.00  Social sciences  Criminology and social work   
5.05.00  Social sciences  Law   
moral and ethical basis of criminal law, medical criminal law, juvenile criminal law and juvenile justice, criminal procedure law, security policy, social control, contemporary risks, organised crime, illigal migrations, cyber-crime, tolerance, nationalism, racism, human rights, corruption, culture of fear, international criminal law, judicial impartiality, corrections, criminal policy, violence, psychoanalysis, feminism, philosophy
Evaluation (rules)
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Researchers (17)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  16390  PhD Marko Bošnjak  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2004 - 2008  196 
2.  13778  PhD Katja Filipčič  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2004 - 2008  615 
3.  11843  PhD Matjaž Jager  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2004 - 2008  234 
4.  06978  PhD Zoran Kanduč  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2004 - 2008  503 
5.  28385  PhD Saša Kmet  Criminology and social work  Junior researcher  2007 - 2008  62 
6.  14089  PhD Damjan Korošec  Law  Researcher  2004 - 2008  620 
7.  29615  PhD Mojca Mihelj Plesničar  Criminology and social work  Junior researcher  2008  300 
8.  14340  Marija Milenkovič  Criminology and social work  Technical associate  2007  81 
9.  26576  PhD Polona Mozetič  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2007 - 2008  54 
10.  23489  PhD Mitja Muršič  Criminology and social work  Junior researcher  2004 - 2008  62 
11.  22435  PhD Nina Peršak  Law  Researcher  2004  297 
12.  14313  PhD Dragan Petrovec  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2004 - 2008  709 
13.  06979  PhD Renata Salecl  Criminology and social work  Head  2004 - 2008  869 
14.  00413  PhD Alenka Šelih  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2004 - 2008  637 
15.  13770  PhD Katja Šugman Stubbs  Law  Researcher  2004 - 2008  444 
16.  26575  MSc Gašper Tompa  Criminology and social work  Junior researcher  2007 - 2008  16 
17.  26029  PhD Aleš Završnik  Criminology and social work  Researcher  2005 - 2008  502 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0504  Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law  Ljubljana  5051525000  4,607 
In a contemporary, the so called post-modern time, we are faced with many changes which affect the individual and society as a whole. These changes have also an impact on a crime situation. The research project will assess changes that happened in the domain of crime prevention, individual's response to crime and the functioning of the legal system in the so-called post-industrial society. We shall especially focus on the changes that happened in the so-called transitional societies, and in particular in Slovenia.
Significance for science
The research programme is primarily important for the development of criminology and also of its subfields like penology, victimology, sociology of criminal law and the criminal justice system, theory of social control and the theory of criminal substantive and procedural law. The program has provided critical assessment and understanding of various problems addressed as the potential starting point for introducing practical policy measures and activities. It has also developed adequate theoretical and conceptual apparatus. The research programme is indirectly important for the development of sciences in which criminology traditionally relies upon (for example sociology, psychology and social pedagogy) and relatively new sciences close to criminology (for example security studies). The results show that Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law continues to be the central institution in Slovenia which deals with the problems of crime, social control and criminal law. The research is very international and the fact that most of the investigators regularly contribute their articles and opinions to the mainstreem media shows that the Institute has great impact also onto the general public debates about crime in criminal policy in Slovenia. Institute of Criminology has a long history of excellent research from its establishemnt more than fifty years ago until today. In the international sphere, the research gropu of the Institute of Criminology has often been refered to as so-called Ljubljana school of criminology. Institute of Criminology has also shown that its research is more than relevant in the international domain. The memebers of the research team have published widely in the international journals and the principal investigator has published monographs that have been translated into a number of languages by prestigious publishing houses in Europe and beyond. The leadership of the Institute greatly encourages young researchers to attend conferences and to apply for scholarships abroad. One of the most important missions of the Institute in the near future is to further its international collaborations and raise the scientific excellence of its research work even higher. The Institute plans to continue focusing on cutting edge problems related to crime, social contraol and criminal law. Since we live in times where radical changes in new technologies and in the organization of society open ever new problems related to crime and security, the research will continue to be interdisciplinary and international.
Significance for the country
The research program is very important for the potential improvement of the “social infrastructure” of Slovenia (together with the value added also on the level of the EU). In this respect the program directly addresses various quality aspects of state policies and activities (like those of the police, state prosecution, the courts, execution of sentences, ..). In addition the program has important implications for the carrying out o the Constitutional proclamation that Slovenia is a social state and the state governed by law, for the prevention of violence (be it structural, institutional, group or individual violence) and other types of victimizations, for the reduction of unnecessary and/or unproductive repression, for the general and specific creation of crime policy (or crime policies) based on respect for human rights, social solidarity, tolerance, various forms of crime prevention and increase of objective and subjective security. The research program is important for the promotion of the state and science in Slovenia. Members of the research group have been actively engaged in international collaboration within the networks of scientists and research groups. In addition the research program has brought the latest new knowledge to Slovenia and enabled the training of young scientists. Last but not least the programme is important as a new step in the development of Slovene criminology – which will in 2009 host the most prestigious international scientific conference – the conference of the European Society of Criminology. The fact that Slovenia has relativly low crime rate in regard to other countries and that it has relatively well functioning judicial system is partialy related to the fact that Slovenia has a long history of excellent research in the domain of crime and criminal policy and that researchers in this field have always tried to present their work to policymakers and to the general public in such a way that it would improve the country's problems with crime and criminal policy.
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