Balkan Criminology in May 2022 lectures at the XXXVI POSTGRADUATE COURSE ON VICTIMOLOGY, VICTIM ASSISTANCE, AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE held at the IUC in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac lectured on the topic ‘Violence in the Balkans’ and presented main findings, as well as key methodological and practical challenges in conducting empirical criminological and victimological research. Assist. Prof. Dr. Reana Bezić lectured on ‘Victimization of Juveniles in the Balkans’ and presented main findings of the International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD3) project in the Balkan region. Their involvement in the course is a continued commitment to victimology and its advancement throughout the region, which is also confirmed by Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac’s acting as one of the courses’ directors, together with renowned international scholars from the field: Chadley James, California State University, Fresno, United States; Prof. Dr. Dawn Beichner, Illinois State University, United States; Prof. Dr. Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, O P Jindal Global University, India; Prof. Dr. Dick Daniel Taver`Shima Andzenge, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States.
Ms Lea Feuerbach and Ms Asea Gašparić, both students of the Zagreb Faculty of Law and Balkan Criminology members, participated in the course. They presented on their prospective PhD topics and gained valuable insights for their future studies. For their take on the course from participants’ perspective, see here.