Visual Identity

The Balkan Criminology Logo

Our logo for Balkan Criminology displays in a symbolic way the holistic approach we take towards studying crime in the Balkans as a regional phenomenon, by grouping the different Balkan countries in one overall cluster. Simultaneously it fully recognises the ethnic and cultural mosaic of the Balkans by differentiating in colour and shading of the cluster’s squares. Thus, the logo also incorporates the typical Croatian red chessboard squares, due to the fact that Balkan Criminology is a Croatian initiative hosted at Zagreb University’s Faculty of Law. The logo has been developed by Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac in cooperation with the IT department of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg.

Acknowledging our Background and Partner’s Support

By incorporating the different logos of all our partners who have been crucial in terms of Balkan Criminology’s scientific and institutional development, we incorporate background and history to our visual identity. Zagreb University’s Faculty of Law (top right logo) has played a crucial role in hosting our endeavour since 2012 and has since then provided not only logistical, financial and administrative support, but also co-organised key events and facilitated publication of our research findings, the newsletter as well as various reports. The Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg (bottom middle logo), as headed by Prof. Dr. Hans-Jörg Albrecht, provided for the crucial impulse to set up a Balkan Criminology research group by Prof. Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac back in 2012. The Institute has played a decisive role in setting forth highest scientific standards for our research and has thus acted as our second home institution throughout the past 7 years. Although the majority of Balkan Criminology’s research funds have during these 7 years kindly been provided by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (bottom left logo), the Institute not only provided for additional funding (through scholarships, co-organising and co-hosting of events, joint research projects etc.), but also provided for IT support, publishing, access to literature, training as well as overall scientific advice and guidance etc. As of 2019 the Balkan Criminology research group is no longer financially supported by the Max Planck Society, as the research group has reached all its goals (and far more), but we still closely cooperate with the Institute and conduct joint projects (e.g. The Balkan Homicide Study). The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (middle left logo), as headed by Dr. Mark Shaw, has partnered up with Balkan Criminology in spring 2019 and consequently through its Resilience Fund (middle right logo) provided for the necessary financial support in order to keep Balkan Criminology running and maintain its key activities.