Panel on “Balkan Criminology” to be held at the ESC Conference

Bilbao/Spain
Sep, 13, 2012

Panel Abstract: The panel will, after an introduction to the research concept „Criminologia Balcanica ~ Balkan Criminology“ discuss the current criminological research setting in the Balkans. The focus will be on a regional approach and the construction of a relevant network of experts and professionals who are in a criminological sense either Balkan-positioned or Balkan-oriented.

Key Words: Balkan, Southeast Europe, Criminology, Networking, Organized Crime, Illegal Markets

Panel Organization: Dr. Anna-Maria Getos (agetos@pravo.hr)

Composition of Panel – Participating Authors (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr. Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg i.Br./Germany (Presentation title: Patterns of Organized Crime in the Balkans)
  • Dr. Anna-Maria Getos, Assistant professor at the Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb/Croatia (Presentation title: „Criminologia Balcanica ~ Balkan Criminology“ – Introduction to a Research Concept)
  • Dr. Michael Kilchling, Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg i.Br./Germany (Presentation title: Regional Approaches in Criminological Research)
  • Dr. Gorazd Mesko, Professor of Criminology and Dean of the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security – University of Maribor/Slovenia (Presentation title: Network of Criminological Doctoral Study Programs in the States of the Former Yugoslavia)
  • Dr. John Winterdyk, Professor at the Department of Justice Studies – Mount Royal University/Canada (Presentation title: Networking the Balkans)