Projects at a Glance

Balkan Homicide Study

Head(s) of Project(s): Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Albrecht; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac
Status: ongoing

In 2016, the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology started a new empirical study on homicide in eight South-Eastern European countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania,…

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European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac
Status: ongoing

The European Sourcebook Group is a group of experts that produces on a regular basis the European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics. The first European Sourcebook project started in…

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Mapping the Criminological Landscape of the Balkans

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Getoš Kalac
Status: finalized

One of the core reasons for establishing the MPPG was to boost criminological and criminal justice research throughout the Balkans. Such an endeavour would of course have to be able…

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Violence in Southeast Europe: Comparative analysis of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac
Status: ongoing

The main aim of the research is to provide an overview of violent crimes in Southeast Europe and this is a continuation of last year’s research conducted in Croatia, funded…

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Violence in Southeast Europe

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac
Status: ongoing

A strong perception about Southeast Europe considers the region as an area with relatively higher levels of violence in comparison with the rest of the continent. The main objective of…

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Balkan Criminology – Focus on Organised Crimes and Illegal Markets: Sex, Guns and “Balkan Rock ’n’ Roll”

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac
Status: postponed (due to maternity leave)

The project aims at expanding existing and creating new empirically-based knowledge about the phenomenology and etiology of organised crime and illegal markets in the Balkans. It would be a lifetime…

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Trafficking in Human Beings in and through Southeast Europe – A Qualitative Analysis

Head(s) of Project(s): Karlo Ressler
Status: ongoing

This project is focused on trafficking in human beings in and through Southeast Europe. It thoroughly examines the phenomenology and etiology of the crime, as well as policies combating human…

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TRAFSTAT Croatia – Tools for the Validation and Utilisation of EU Statistics on Human Trafficking (finalized project)

Head(s) of Project(s): Prof. Dr. Davor Derenčinović; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac
Status: finalized

In accordance with the general efforts to get involved in relevant international projects, the MPPG has participated and contributed to the successful conclusion of the project ‘Tools for the Validation…

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A Criminological and Criminal Law Analysis of Prostitution in Croatia

Head(s) of Project(s): Pero Mihaljević
Status: ongoing

This research project is focused on prostitution in Croatia. It thoroughly examines the phenomenology and etiology of the crime, as well as policies controlling and regulating prostitution The purpose of…

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Economic Espionage in Europe(WISKOS Croatia)

Head(s) of Project(s): Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht
Status: ongoing

The phenomenon of economic espionage is as diffuse and ambiguous as the terminology itself. Besides scenarios of ‘classic’ espionage by intelligence agencies of a foreign state, it also includes incidents…

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Responsibility of Political Parties for Criminal Offences

Head(s) of Project(s): Aleksandar Maršavelski
Status: ongoing

This project focuses on the models of responsibility of political parties for criminal offences. Political parties typically engage in violence (e.g. oppression in totalitarian settings, hatecrime of extremist political parties…

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Criminal Responsibility for Severe Economic Crimes Committed in Transitional Periods

Head(s) of Project(s): Dr. Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička
Status: finalized

As pointed out in RF I “the fall of communism in the Balkans, ethnic conflict in the former Yugoslavia, the new allocation of state-wealth and its accumulation by the ‘new…

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Fear of Crime and Punitivity among University Students in Croatia

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac
Status: ongoing

The project on fear of crime and punitivity among university students in Croatia was started by Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac in 2010, as national component of the “International Survey for University/College…

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ISRD3 Croatia – International Self-Report Delinquency Study

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac
Status: ongoing

The International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD) is an ongoing research study on delinquency, victimisation, and substance use among 7th, 8th and 9th graders. ISRD3 is the third edition of the international…

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Juvenile Delinquency in the Balkans: A Regional Comparative Analysis based on the ISRD3-Study Findings

Head(s) of Project(s): Reana Bezić
Status: ongoing

The focus of this doctoral project is providing a cross-national comparison regarding juvenile delinquency based on the ISRD3-study findings. The project will cover all Balkan countries that are participating in…

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UGPOL

Head(s) of Project(s): Prof. Dr. Mladen Knežević
Status: ongoing

UGPOL – He has an Ugly Face, Must be a Policeman Stereotypes related to the physical appearance of individuals are one of the most common stereotypes among people. In our…

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Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia

Head(s) of Project(s): Filip Vojta
Status: ongoing

The MPPG research project on ‘Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia’ is part of RF III on ‘International Sentencing’. Its…

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Imprisonment in the Balkans

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac
Status: finalised

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Life Imprisonment Worldwide – The Balkan Component

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac
Status: ongoing

The international research project “Life Imprisonment Worldwide” gathers an interdisciplinary team of researchers to analyse the practice of life imprisonment around the world in order to understand which crimes attract…

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Restorative Justice Croatia

Head(s) of Project(s): Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac
Status: finalised

Croatian Project Team: Assoc. Prof. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac(Head of Project), Prof. Dr. Mladen Knežević (Lead Researcher), MPPG contact for research focuses II: Reana Bezić (Junior Researcher) Croatian Project Partners: Ministry of Justice of…

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