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Email: a.getos@balkan-criminology.eu

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac

Head of MPPG

Zagreb Faculty of Law

Anna-Maria Getos Kalac (PhD Freiburg, 2010; LL.M. Freiburg, 2004) holds a tenured associate professorship at University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law, where she has been teaching criminology, victimology, penology and basics of criminal law since 2006. In 2018 she has been appointed Professeur Invité at University of Lausanne’s School of Criminal Sciences, whereas she just completed an extended research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg as foreign visiting professor (09/2017-10/2019).

Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac back in 2012 initiated the Max Planck Society funded Balkan Criminology research group and has meanwhile managed to revive criminological research in Croatia and the Balkans, thereby re-focusing European criminological attention back to Southeast Europe. The relevant three major “mappings” cover core areas of the criminological landscape of the Balkans: criminology, victimology and penology (Balkan Criminology Book Series). More recently she has conducted the Balkan Homicide Study in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, which focuses on (lethal) violence in 8 states of the region. In 2021, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac has come out with a new, pioneering book to offer an in-depth look at (lethal) violence in the Balkans, published by Springer International Publishing as a part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology. The volume, titled “Violence in the Balkans: First findings from the Balkan Homicide Study", sheds light on a region long neglected in terms of empirical violence research and discusses regional commonalities throughout the Balkans in view of their cultural, historical and normative context. 

From 2018 up to June of 2021, she has been successfully heading a transdisciplinary Violence Research Lab in Croatia, and she chairs the ESC working group “European Violence Monitor”, and has thus worked on topics such as terrorism, political violence and radicalisation; fear of crime and punitivity; crime policy reform in transitional societies; organised crime, criminal state capture and corruption; Croatian and regional crime statistics, incl. European Sourcebook of crime and criminal justice statistics; ISRD3 Croatia; restorative justice. As of June 2021, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac is holding a position as a Deputy President of Executive Board of the Croatian Science Foundation (from the field of social sciences).

Research interests

Balkan Criminology, Violence, Organized Crime and Illegal Markets, Feelings and Perceptions of (In)Security and Crime, International Sentencing, THB

Scholarships

  • Max Planck Society Research scholarship for foreign professors (09/2017-09/2019)
  • Fulbright Post-doctoral research fellowship (2014/2015 – cancelled due to maternity leave)
  • Fast Track Scholarship of the Robert Bosch Foundation (2013-2015)
  • Max Planck Society Post-doctoral scholarships (repeatedly between 2012 and 2015)
  • Max Planck Society Doctoral scholarships (2004, 2007 and 2010)
  • European Society of Criminology Fellowship (2009)
  • DAAD annual (10/2002-05/2004) and research scholarships (10/2004-03/2005)
  • Doctoral scholarship of the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education (2004/2005)

Memberships

  • European Society of Criminology (board member: 2014-2017; member: 2009-present)
  • European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice (advisory board member: 2015-present)
  • European Homicide Research Group (2016-present)
  • European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics (member of the expert's group: 2017-present; regional coordinator for Balkan countries: 2018-present)
  • Croatian Association of Criminal Sciences and Practice (member: 2006-2019)
  • Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences (regular member: 2011-present; the Academy’s Yearbook executive editor: 2010-2017

Publications (selection)

Most significant research projects

International
scientific research projects

  • 2017-04/2021: Balkan Homicide Study; Role: Principle investigator together with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Hans-Jörg Albrecht; Lead Institution: University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law in coop. the MPI in Freiburg; Funding: MPI; Duration: 3 years
  • 02/2013-04/2019: Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology; Role: Head of Partner Group; Lead institution: University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law in coop. with the MPI in Freiburg; Funding: Max Planck Society; Duration: 6 years, 2 months
  • 2012-present: International Self-Report Delinquency Study (ISRD-3); Principle investigator: Prof. Dr. Ineke Haen Marshall; Role: Principle investigator for Croatian study; Lead institution: College of Social Sciences and Humanities of the Northeastern University; Co-financing of Croatian study: City of Varaždin and University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law; Duration: continuous (data collection in 2013 and 2014; analysis ongoing)
  • 2006-present: European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics; Principle investigators: Prof. Dr. Marcelo F. Aebi and Prof. Dr. Jörg-Martin Jehle; Role: Member of the experts group, coordinator for Balkan countries and Croatia correspondent (since 2017); Croatian researcher for the 3rd and 4th edition (2006-2010); Lead institution: University of Lausanne – Institut de criminologie et de droit penal; Funding: Council of Europe; Duration: continuous
  • 2012-2013: TRAFSTAT – Tools for the Validation and Utilisation of EU Statistics on Human Trafficking; Principle investigators: Prof. Dr. Jan van Dijk and Prof. Dr. Marcelo F. Aebi; Role: Croatia expert; Lead institution: Tilburg University; Funding: European Commission; Duration: 20 months
  • 2009-2014: Perceptions of Fear of Crime and Punitivity Among University Students; Principle investigators: Prof. Dr. Helmut Kury and Prof. Dr. John Winterdyk; Role: Principle investigator for Croatian study; Funding: University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law; Duration: 5 years (data collection in 2010 and 2014).

National scientific research projects

  • 03/2018-03/2023: Croatian Violence Monitor: A Study of the Phenomenology, Etiology, and Prosecution of Delinquent Violence with Focus on Protecting Particularly Vulnerable Groups of Victims (CroViMo); Role: Head of Project; Lead institution: University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law; Funding: Croatian Science Foundation & University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law; Duration: 5 years.
  • 2017-2018: Violence in Southeast Europe: Comparative Analysis of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina; Role: Head of Project; Lead institution: University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law; Funding: University of Zagreb; Duration: 1 year.
  • 2016-2017: Lethal Violence in Southeast Europe; Role: Head of Project; Lead institution: University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law; Funding: University of Zagreb; Duration: 1 year.
  • 01/2015-01/2019: Multidisciplinary Research Cluster on Crime in Transition – Trafficking in Human Beings, Corruption and Economic Crime; Principle investigator: Prof. Dr. Davor Derenčinović; Role: Researcher; Lead institution: University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law; Funding: Croatian Science Foundation; Duration: 5 years

Curriculum Vitae

  1. 06/2021 - present
    Deputy President
    Executive Board of the Croatian Science Foundation
  2. 12/2018 - present
    Founder and Co-Chair European Violence Monitor
    European Society of Criminology Working Group European Violence Monitor
  3. 09/2018 - present
    Teaching appointment (Lehrauftrag)
    University of Hamburg’s Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences (seminar: Kriminologische Gewaltforschung - Mainstream-Ansätze und innovative Alternativen)
  4. 05/2018 - present
    Guest Professor (professeur invitée)
    University of Lausanne’s School of Criminal Sciences (lecture: Victimology & Victim Assistance)
  5. 04/2017 - present
    Member of the European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics Experts Group, coordinator for Balkan countries and Croatia correspondent for the ESB’s 6th edition
    European Sourcebook of Crime and Criminal Justice Statistics Experts Group, coordinator for Balkan countries and Croatia correspondent for the ESB’s 6th edition
  6. 02/2017 - present
    Associate Professor
    in the field of law, branch of criminal law, criminal procedural law, criminology and victimology at the Chair for Criminal Law at University of Zagreb's Faculty of Law, Croatia
  7. 2014 - present
    Founder and Co-Chair Balkan Criminology
    European Society of Criminology Working Group on Balkan Criminology
  8. 2014 - present
    Founder and Co-Editor of the publication series “Research Series of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. Series BC: Publications of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology” (publishers: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. in coop. with Duncker & Humblot in coop. with the University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law)
    publication series “Research Series of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. Series BC: Publications of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology” (publishers: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. in coop. with Duncker & Humblot in coop. with the University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law)
  9. 10/2018 - 09/2019
    Visiting Foreign Professor
    Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany (sabbatical at the Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  10. 03/2018 - 06/2021
    Head of the Violence Research Lab, established by the CroViMo installation research project (Croatian Violence Monitor: A Study of the Phenomenology, Etiology, and Prosecution of Delinquent Violence with Focus on Protecting Particularly Vulnerable Groups of Victims)
    funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (UIP-2017-05-8876)
  11. 08/2017 - 10/2018
    Visiting Foreign Professor
    Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany (research leave from the Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb, Croatia)
  12. 2014 - 2017
    ESC Board member
    European Society of Criminology
  13. 11/2012 - 04/2019
    Head of the Max Planck Partner Group for ‘Balkan Criminology’ jointly established between the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and the Faculty of Law
    jointly established between the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law, Croatia; funded by the Max Planck Society
  14. 12/2011 - 02/2017
    Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessur)
    in the field of law, branch of criminal law, criminal procedural law, criminology and victimology at the Chair for Criminal Law at University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law, Croatia
  15. 25/11/2011
    Venia legend et examinandi
    Licence to teach awarded in the framework of appointment as assistant professor (Juniorprofessur) in the field of law, branch of criminal law, criminal procedural law, criminology and victimology (habilitation lecture: Fear of Crime & Punitivity)
  16. 01/2011 - 12/2011
    Doctor Iuris (dr.iur.)
    graduated at the Albert Ludwig University - Faculty of Law in Freiburg, Germany with summa cum laude (Doctoral viva in the subject areas ‘Criminal Law with Dependant Areas’ and ‘Modern Era Constitutional History and General Theory of State’), while conducting doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law; Dissertation: Political Violence in the Balkans. Focus: Terrorism and Hate Crimes - Concepts, Developments, and Analysis
  17. 01/2009 - 05/2009
    Scientific Researcher
    Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Department of Criminology, HUMSEC Project, Freiburg, Germany
  18. Fall 2006
    Venia legend et examinandi
    Special licence to teach university courses offered by the Chair for criminal law, awarded by the Faculty Council due to extraordinary scientific and professional qualification
  19. 02/2006 - 01/2011
    Lecturer
    at the Chair for Criminal Law at University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law, Croatia
  20. 06/2005 - 02/2006
    Head of Project Implementation Unit PIU
    at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, Project Implementation Unit (PIU) and Member of Working-Group for Croatian EU Accession Negotiations for Chapter 25: Science and Technology
  21. 04/2005 - 12/2010
    PhD Candidate
    at the Albert Ludwig University - Faculty of Law in Freiburg, conducting doctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (political violence in the Balkans)
  22. 07/2004
    Legum Magister (LL.M.)
    graduated at the Albert Ludwig University - Faculty of Law in Freiburg, Germany with summa cum laude (examination in criminal and administrative law) while conducting research at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law; Master’s thesis: Terrorism Prevention in Transitional Societies: A Study on Root Causes, Favourable Factors and Development Modalities of International Terrorism
  23. 09/2002 - 07/2004
    Master of Law studies
    at the Albert Ludwig University - Faculty of Law in Freiburg, while conducting research at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (prevention of terrorism in transitional societies)
  24. 07/2002
    Diploma in Criminal Justice (dipl.krim.)
    graduated with summa cum laude from the Police Academy - High Police School in Zagreb, Croatia
  25. 10/1997 - 08/2002
    Studies in Criminal Justice (Kriminalistik/Polizeiwissenschaften)
    8 semester diploma program at the Police Academy - High Police School in Zagreb, Croatia
  26. 06/1997
    "Abitur" certificate
    Linguistic Academic High School in Osijek, Croatia
  27. 09/1993 - 07/1997
    Academic high school secondary education
    of 4 years of Linguistic Academic High School in Osijek, Croatia (II. jezična gimnazija u Osijeku)
  28. 09/1992 - 07/1993
    Elementary school education
    1 year (8th grade) of elementary school education and elementary school graduation from the Elementary school “Franje Krežme” in Osijek, Croatia
  29. 1989-1992
    Academic high school secondary education
    3 years (5th, 6th and 7th grade) of academic high school secondary education in Leutkirch, Germany (Hans-Multscher-Gymnasium)
  30. 1985 - 1989
    Elementary school education
    4 years (1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade) of elementary school education and graduation from the elementary school “Oberer Graben” in Leutkirch, Germany
  31. 11/1979 - 07/1992
    Born and raised in Leutkirch
    Leutkirch im Allgäu, Germany

Awards

  • 2007
    1st Place at the Moot Court Competition of the International Institute for Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences
  • 2006
    Annual Award for Best Young Scientists of the Society of University Professors of the University of Zagreb