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07.07.2020. Our Institute as One of International Partners on the Project "Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Life of Higher Education Students“

The Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research is one of the international partners on the project entitled "Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Life of Higher Education Students“ led by Dr Alexander Aristovnik from the University of Ljubljana, while the international consortium is led by the Faculty of Public Administration at the University of Ljubljana. The overall objective of this extensive, quantitative, global online study was to examine the immediate economic and social effects of the pandemic on higher education and life of students today. Besides, this project aimed to formulate proposals for policymakers and management of higher education institutions in the direction of appropriate support for students in such crises.

The fact is that in just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed people's lives. Higher education students were not spared from this trend either. Without diminishing the health consequences of people directly affected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the pandemic also holds major repercussions for the way higher education students live and work, which has a profound effect on their physical and mental well-being. To document the immediate economic and social effects of this global crisis, the research was conducted. Around 31,000 students from more than 160 universities and almost 130 countries took part in the research between May 5 and June 15, 2020. The first results show that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased study workload on all continents, including 58% of students in Europe.

The latest posts on social networks are available through #CovidSocLab (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and ResearchGate). The first results and detailed information are available at www.covidsoclab.org

21.06.2020. Horticulture as support to re-socialization – visit of the Institute to 25th International Horticulture Fair “Garden in the Heart of the City”, 17-20.06.2020.

This year’s annual 25th International Horticulture Fair “Beoplantfair” named “Garden in the Heart of the City” took place at Belgrade Fair between 17th and 20th of June, 2020. This event is important for our Institute as well, because the results of the engagement of convicted persons in the field of horticulture and manufacturing of garden and park equipment were displayed on that occasion. Garden and park furniture made by persons serving prison sentences in several penitentiary institutions in Serbia were displayed at the presentation of the Administration for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia, whereas the flowers that juvenile offenders from Educational - Correctional Facility in Kruševac plant with special care and dedication were displayed at a special exhibition point of that institution.

As a scientific and research organisation, which, among the rest, is dedicated to the study of crime prevention and offenders’ re-socialization, the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research supports the programs that include this type of convicted person’s engagement. Their significance is based upon the fact that they facilitate the preparation of the convicted persons to find employment after leaving the penitentiary institution and obtain a legal source of income, in order to prevent them from reoffending. In that manner, these programmes contribute to a more successful re-socialization and social reintegration and, consequently to crime prevention, especially when it comes to recidivism. Convicted persons’ engagement with horticulture and related activities is also important from the aspect of greening and decorating their surroundings, which has a positive impact on their mental, physical and emotional condition, as well as on the overall atmosphere in penitentiary institutions.

Positive effects of green areas in the penitentiary institutions are the central topic of one of the latest issues of our Institute in 2020 – the book “The Meeting of Social and Biological: Greening of Prison Communities” by the authors Olivera Pavićević, Ljeposava Ilijić and Ana Batrićević, which can be downloaded in PDF version HERE.

To see the photographs from this event, click HERE.

17.06.2020. XXXII International Scientific Conference "Drugs and Drug Addiction: Legal, Criminological, Sociological and Medical Issues"

XXXII International Scientific Conference "Drugs and Drug Addiction: Legal, Criminological, Sociological and Medical Issues", organized by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, will take place at Palić (EKO CENTAR, Jezerska bb, Palić) between 2nd and 3rd of September, 2020.

Leaflet with topics, speakers and information about conference fee, other expenses and registration in PDF form can be downloaded HERE.

Additional information about the scientific conference can be obtained via e-mail address krinstitut@gmail.com or phone + 38111/26-25-424.

21.01.2020. Conference Cost Action CA18121 - Cultures Of Victimology: Understanding processes of victimization across Europe

Dr Sanja Ćopić, Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research participated at the inaugural conference of the Cost Action CA18121 - Cultures Of Victimology: understanding processes of victimization across Europe, which was held at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences in Athens (Greece) from 15 to 17 January 2020. Dr Ćopić is a Management Committee (MC) substitute. She is involved in two working groups in this Cost Action: Comparative cultural victimology (WG1) and Cultures of victimological policy and practice (WG5).

Cost Action 18121 intends to develop an innovative, functional and overarching theoretical framework for cultural victimology. The main aim and objective of the Action is to enhance the knowledge base of victimology across Europe, thereby providing impetus for victimological research, policy and practice, by placing victimization and the reaction to victimization in the context of culture. The Action should contribute to better understanding of the mediating and moderating influence of cultural constructs on victimology in order to improve understanding of the extent to which the current victimological knowledge base can be generalized from the types of victimization and geographical locations that have been relatively extensively studied to elsewhere.

Additionally, the Action aims to consolidate the large body of theoretical and empirical insights to produce a richer and more coherent field of inquiry on cultural victimology, produce a comparative analysis that maps the existing body of victimological research in COST Member Countries, and support the development of researchers’ theoretical and methodological expertise on cultural victimology. It also aims to create dialogue and collaboration between relevant stakeholders employing different themes and topics on or working within the field of Victimology.

More information on the Cost Action CA18121 is available HERE.

18.12.2019. Presentation of Book "Second Chance" and Photography Exhibition "Freedom inside the Circle"

The presentation of book "Second Chance: Prisoner's Work with Dogs in Correctional Institution Sremska Mitrovica" and the opening of photo exhibition "Freedom inside the Circle" by our Senior Research Fellow, Ana Batrićević, took place at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research on 18.12.2019.

Introductory speeches were given by:

Ivana Stevanović, PhD, the Director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research
Nataša Novaković, Senior Legal Advisor at OSCE Mission to Serbia
Aleksandar Alimpić, the Director of Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica
Maša Bubanj, Senior Programme Manager for Economic Development at HELP

The book "Second Chance: Prisoner's Work with Dogs in Correctional Institution Sremska Mitrovica" has been published by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research in 2019. and, through photographs and authentic descriptions given by the prisoners, depicts the application of a unique re-socialization program through their work with dogs, which has been applied in Correctional Institution Sremska Mitrovica for the past two years.

By the middle of 2019, this program has been applied in the closed department of this Correctional Institution, where the prisoners are exposed to greater deprivations and limitations, which makes the entire program more significant and serious. The photographs that illustrate the most interesting and emotive scenes from prisoner's work with dogs in the closed department of this correctional institution have been presented for the first time at the exhibition "Freedom inside the Circle".

Thank you all for making this event really special. We are glad we had the opportunity to share these lovely moments with you.

To see the photographs from the presentation and photo exhibition, click HERE.

14.11.2019. Presentation of Book by Professor Zoran S. Pavlović, PhD - Victimisation throughout Life Cycles

On November 13th, 2019 the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia have organised the presentation of a book by Professor Zoran S. Pavlović, PhD - Victimisation throughout Life Cycles.

Ivana Stevanocvić, PhD, the Director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Petar Arbutina from Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia have spoken at the presentation on the behalf of the publishers, as well as Borislav Grozdić, PhD, Zorica Mršević, PhD and the author himself, Professor Zoran Pavlović, PhD.

To see the photographs from the presentation, click HERE.

06.11.2019. Institute is a part of documentary about the programme of prisoners' work with horses at Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica

The Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research is taking part in the making of a documentary about the programme of prisoners' work with horses at Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica. The director of the Institute, Ivana Stevanović, PhD, has highlighted the benefits of this programme from the aspect of recidivism suppression, whereas Ana Batrićević, PhD has discussed the actual application of this programme and its tracking on the behalf of the Institute.

We are awaiting the final version of the documentary with anticipation and, until that moment, we are glad to show you a part of great atmosphere from the set with the Director of Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica, Aleksandar Alimpić and cameraman Aleksandar Šmit.

To see the photographs from the set, click HERE.

02.11.2019. International scientific conference "Protection of the Rights of the Child (30 Years after the Adoption of the Convention of the Rights of the Child)"

International scientific conference "Protection of the Rights of the Child (30 Years after the Adoption of the Convention of the Rights of the Child)", organized by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Provincial Protector of Citizens - Ombudsman, with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, took place in Novi Sad on October, 29th and 30th, 2019.

The participants of the conference have highlighted the importance of a holistic approach to child's rights protection as well as the intersectoral and multidisciplinary approach to this issue. A unique and coherent legal system, based upon child's best interest, is necessary for the improvement of children's rights in the Republic of Serbia. Strengthening the capacities of the institutional system and the professionals who are directly involved with the protection of children and their rights have been particularly underlined. Moreover, the attention has been drawn to the importance of the strengthening of the capacities of the institutions for social and medical protection in the area of the improvement of children's physical and mental health.

The respect and enforcement of the concept of "child friendly justice" has been in the focus of the discussion of the representatives of juvenile justice system.

The representatives of the academic community, independent institutions, scientific and expert public all participated in the conference.

On this occasion, a book with the same title as the conference has been published, including the texts of 12 authors.

To download the book with the papers from the conference, click HERE.

To see photos from this conference, click HERE.

25.10.2019. Publications of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research at 64th International Book Fair in Belgrade

Like every year, the latest editions of scientific journals, conference papers collections and books published by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research have been displayed by Centre for the Promotion of Science within 64th International Book Fair in Belgrade between 20th and 27th October, 2019.

To see photos from this event, click HERE.

23.10.2019. Scientific Conference "Financial Crime and Corruption" took place in Vršac on October 18th and 19th, 2019.

Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Institute of Comparative Law, with the support of Judicial Academy, have organised a scientific conference "Financial Crime and Corruption" that took place in Vršac, on 18th and 19th October 2019. Mirroring the fact that financial crime and corruption are two different phenomena that are often inseparable in practice, in contrast to last year, the corruption issue was discussed from different viewpoints alongside with financial crime for the purpose of more adequate understanding of relevant issues.

The meeting involved more than twenty participants, including eminent scholars, professors, judges, the Provincial Ombudsman, as well as other representatives of the state bodies that on a practical level daily faced with problems caused by financial crime and corruption. Moreover, profound participants from the region contributed to the Conference, including the Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Judge of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Serbian.

On the occasion of this Conference a collection of papers has been published with the aim to analyse the results of the previous legislative activities, provide insight into the basic innovations in this area, and to offer solutions to the issues that remain "open" or to the cases where the existing legislative framework has appeared to be ineffective.

To see photos from this event, click HERE.

02.10.2019. Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD elected Vice President of UN Committee on Enforced Disappearance

Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD, Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, was elected Vice-President of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances on October 1, 2019. Dr. Kolaković-Bojović has been a member of the Committee since July 1, 2017, in capacity of an independent expert in the field of human rights. The Committee's session takes place from 30 September to 11 October 2019 at the Palace of Nations in Geneva. On the first day of the meeting, members of the Committee also met with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.

To see photos from this event, click HERE.

04.06.2019. Application of Medical Security Measures in the Serbian Criminal Justice System

During 2017, the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Serbia, conducted a research project on the topic ,,Application of medical security measures in the criminal justice system of the Republic of Serbia''. The survey was conducted in Special Prison Hospital in Belgrade, as well as in Special hospitals for psychiatric illness in Novi Kneževac, Vršac i Gornja Toponica. The results of the research were presented at the International Scientific Conference "Penal Law and Medicine", held on May 29th and 30th at Palić.

The basic findings of the research, adapted to the professional public, are available in the publication ''Assessment of the Application of security measures in the Serbian Criminal Justice System'', that can be downloaded HERE.

31.05.2019. XXXI Thematic International Scientific Conference "Penal Law and Medicine", Palić, 29-30.05.2019.

The Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, in support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Republic of Serbia, Judicial Academy and OSCE Mission to Serbia, organized international scientific conference "Penal Law and Medicine" on 29th and 30th May 2019 at Palić. The aim of the conference was to point out the basic relations between penal law and medicine, through a multidisciplinary approach, and the participation of not only scholars, but also those who deal with this issue in practice in the broadest sense. Medical security measures foreseen in contemporary criminal legislation (compulsory psychiatric treatment and confinement in a medical institution, compulsory psychiatric treatment at liberty, compulsory drug addiction treatment, compulsory alcohol addiction treatment) were particularly addressed.

On the occasion of the conference, the publication titled "Penal Law and Medicine" was printed, and the proceedings of authors from Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Italy and Australia were grouped into two thematic units: Criminal Law and Medical Security Measures and Criminal Law and Medicine. With this publication we wanted to call attention to the importance of the relationship between criminal law and medicine, exchange experiences that individual countries have in this area, but also stress the need to regulate this issue not only at the legislative level, but also in the practice of both judicial bodies and medical institutions. The published proceedings will hopefully provide answers to a number of open questions and dilemmas that seems to be following this matter since its foundation.

To see the photos from the conference, click HERE.

14.05.2019. Signed Agreements on Cooperation with Law Faculties in Bitola and Eastern Sarajevo

In April and May 2019, the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research signed cooperation agreements with the Faculty of Law of the University of East Sarajevo and the Faculty of Law, University of Sv. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola (UKLO).

The agreements envisage cooperation in the field of scientific research, teaching, organization of scientific meetings and publishing activities.

By signing an agreement with the Law Faculty of the University of Sv. Kliment Ohridski in Bitola, on May 11, 2019 the International Scientific Conference "Towards a Better Future: Democracy, EU Integration and Criminal Justice" started in Bitola. The Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research was one of the partner institutions who organized the Conference. The signing of the agreement was attended by Asst. Prof. Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD.

29.11.2018. Expert Research and Analysis on Re-offending in Serbia

During 2017, the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Serbia, conducted a research project on the topic of recidivism in the Republic of Serbia. The survey was conducted in Correctional institutions in Sremska Mitrovica, Pozarevac and Nis, the Special Prison Hospital in Belgrade, and Correctional institution in Krusevac. The main goal of the research was to examine the impact of vocational training on reducing recidivism. In addition, the analysis also includes two alternative criminal sanctions - Community Service and Suspended Sentence with Protective Supervision, based on data recorded within the Office for Alternative Sanctions in Belgrade.

The basic findings of the research, adapted to the professional public, are available in the publication "Expert Research and Analysis on Re-offending in Serbia" that can be downloaded HERE.

02.11.2018. International scientific conference "Protection of Human Rights: from Illegality to Legality"

An international scientific conference "Protection of Human Rights: from Illegality to Legality", organised by Protector of Citizens - Ombudsman of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research took place in Novi Sad on October 30th and 31st 2018.

The representatives of the academic community, independent institutions and scientific and expert public from Russia, Italy, Norway, China, Hungary, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Romania, Macedonia and Serbia attended the conference.

On the occasion of the conference, a book with the same title was published.

To see the photos from the conference, click HERE.

25.10.2018. Presentation of the book Organization of the judiciary- reform framework and EU standards, by the author Asst. Prof. Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD

Presentation of the book Organization of the judiciary - reform framework and EU standards, by the author Asst. Prof. Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD – Research Fellow of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research was held in the Judicial Academy on October 25th 2018.

In addition to the presentation of the author, introductory speeches about book were given by prof. Stanko Bejatović, PhD- full professor of the Law Faculty from Kragujevac, Ivana Stevanović, PhD- director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Mr. Nenad Vujić- director of the Judicial Academy. The speakers emphasized importance of the topic that the book deals with as well as the innovative approach of the author. They also pointed out the added value of the book in the process of legal education.

About 50 guests from judicial institutions, academic community, professional associations and international organizations attended the presentation.

To see the photos from the presentation, click HERE.

15.10.2018. Opening of Photography Exhibition "Second Chance" by Ana Batrićević, PhD

Photography Exhibition "Second Chance" by Ana Batrićević, PhD, Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, was opened on Monday, October 15th, 2018 at Bartselona Koncept Gallery in Belgrade. The exhibition consists of 14 photos she made in 2018, during her field research on the application of re-socialisation programmes that consist of prisoners’ work with dogs from dog shelter within prison in Sremska Mitrovica.

From 15tn to 27th of October, the exhibition time, the gallery Бартcелона will be a collecting point for food, medicaments, shampoos, toys or whatever can help animal shelters. At the end of the exhibition all the collected goods plus part of the money collected through the photographs sales will be donated to NGO Feniks that takes care of abandoned dogs and cats.

To see the photos from the exhibition, click HERE.

To read the text about the exhibition published on web portal Designed.rs click OVDE.

10.09.2018. Srientific Conference "Financial Crime" took place in Zrenjanin on September 7th and 8th, 2018

Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Institute of Comparative Law, with the support of Judicial Academy, have organised a scientific conference Financial Criminality that took place in Zrenjanin in hotel Vojvodina on 7th and 8th September 2018.

The fact that significant changes have been occurring on the normative level in the past couple of years as well as the need to improve economical and legal knowledge relevant to revealing and proving financial crime have led to the decision to discuss the aforementioned topic.

On the occasion of this conference a book with the same title has been published. We hope that it will represent not only the material for further scientific research in the area of financial crime suppression, but also a useful resource for the advancement of the knowledge of professionals employed in the institutions in charge of revealing and suppressing this phenomenon.

To download the program of the conference in PDF form click HERE.

To see the photos from the conference click HERE.

09.07.2018. Marina Hughson, PhD, the winner of Fulbright Award

It is our great pleasure to announce that Marina Hughson, PhD, Principle Research Fellow at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research has won this year’s Fulbright Award named Leader, which is given for professional exceptionalism.

To read more about this, click HERE.

Congratulations!

22.06.2018. Presentation of Innovative Resocialisation Programme in Correctional Institution in Sremska Mitrovica

The OSCE Mission to Serbia and the Sremska Mitrovica Correctional Institution organized an Open Doors Day in the dog shelter of the Sremska Mitrovica penitentiary on 22 June 2018 to promote innovative ways for rehabilitation and resettlement of offenders. The Open Doors Day is part of the project supported by the OSCE Mission to Serbia and implemented by the Ministry of Justice’s Directorate for Enforcement of Criminal Sanctions, the City of Sremska Mitrovica, and the German relief organization Help – Hilfe zur Selbsthilfe e.V.

At the event, the first group of 14 inmates received certificates of completion of a ten-week training programme during which they learned how to care for and train dogs. The inmates also earned a certificate issued by the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, which is required for all employees of Animal Shelter that functions within the correctional institution.

The representatives of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, who monitor the implementation of this programme also participated in this event.

To see more about the programme and the activities that the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research is conducting with the purpose of its monitoring click HERE.

To see the photos from this event click HERE.

11.06.2018. XXX International Scientific Thematic Conference "Child Friendly Justice" took place at Palić

The Institute of Criminological and Sociological research organised XXX International Scientific Thematic Conference entitled "Child Friendly Justice" on 6th and 7th of June 2018. The concept of "child friendly justice" represents a judicial system that guarantees the respect and efficient implementation of all child's rights on the highest possible level. It is, before all, the judiciary that is available, compatible with the age, efficient, adjusted to child's needs and rights and focused on these needs and rights, with the respect of the rights of the child, including: the right to procedure in accordance with the law, the right of the child to participate in the procedure and to understand the procedure, the respect of private and family life and the right of integrity and dignity.

The accomplishment of "child friendly judiciary" refers to the judiciary that is adjusted in the manner that it acceptable for children as well as to the efficient procedures that children have access to accompanied by the necessary and independent legal representation. In this way, children are given the possibility to protect their rights and interests in an adequate manner in judicial or administrative procedures as: witnesses, victims (deprived parties), perpetrators of criminal offences, prosecutors or appellants in civil, administrative procedures or procedures in front of independent bodies.

On the occasion of this conference, the book entitled "Child Friendly Justice" was published. It contains the papers presented at the conference by authors from: Serbia, Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. The purpose of this book is to draw attention to the importance of this newly established concept, to facilitate the exchange of experiences when it comes to its implementation in the legislative systems of particular states as well as to highlight the importance of perception of this concept in the broadest sense and the necessity of its implementation not only at the legislative level, but primarily in the practice of judicial bodies and other entities that are obliged to take care of full respect of child's best interest.

The leaflet with the programme of this international conference can be downloaded HERE.

The photos from this international conference can be seen HERE.

The collection of papers presented at this international conference can be downloaded HERE.

13.03.2018. Lecture by Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD "Constitutional Changes Toward Better Judiciary" in Kragujevac

Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD, Research Fellow on the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research gave the lecture on March 13, 2018 on topic Constitutional Changes Toward Better Judiciary at the Faculty of Law - University of Kragujevac. The lecture was organised by Students Parliament of the Faculty of Law.

After welcoming speeches of the prof. Dragan Bataveljić and prof. Jelena Vučković, Mrs Kolaković-Bojović explained the accession negotiation (CH. 23) requirements as well as procedural and substantive aspects of the Constitutional amendments. She emphasized importance of the EU standards in this regard with focus on judicial independence in the context of separation of powers and checks and balances.

To see photos from the Conference, click HERE.

14-15.12.2017. Dr Ivana Stevanović i dr Milica Kolaković-Bojović on the Regional Scientific Conference "Free Legal Aid- Ratio legis, the scope and conditions of the application"

Ivana Stevanović, PhD and Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD took part in the Regional Scientific Conference „Free Legal Aid- Ratio legis, the scope and conditions of the application, “ held on December 14-15th 2017 on the Silver Lake, organized by Ministry of Justice and the Serbian Society for Criminal Law Theory and Practice, supported by MDTF-JSS. Lecturers on the conference were academics, judges, lawyers and civil society representatives from the six neighbouring countries. The all papers are published in the conference volume edited by prof. Stanko Bejatović and Milica Kolaković-Bojović, PhD.

To see photos from the Conference, click HERE.

16-17.11.2017. International Scientific Conference "Freedom, Security: Right to Privacy" in Novi Sad

Scientific Conference "Freedom, Security: Right to Privacy", organised by Protector of Citizens - Ombudsman of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research took place in Novi Sad on November 16th and 17th, 2017.

Numerous domestic and foreign lecturers have discussed a series of questions grouped within two large thematic areas: Freedom and right to security and Right to Privacy-criminal law aspect. On the occasion of this international conference, a Collection of papers “Freedom, Security: Right to Privacy” has been published.

To see more information about the Conference, click HERE.

To see photos from the Conference, click HERE.

14-17.11.2017. Institute at Green Fest in Belgrade

Our colleagues Ana Batrićević and Nikola Paunović have represented the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research at the 8th International festival of green culture “Green Fest” between 14th and 17th November at Cultural Center Dom omladine Belgrade.

Their exhibition called “Belgrade Waste” was presented at this festival. The exhibition consists of 12 photos, made by Ana Batrićević accompanied by text written by Nikola Paunović. The photos were made in March 2017 on wasteland Vinča and operating plant “Waste” at Ada Huja.

The photos are a part of field research conducted for the purpose of scientific work dedicated to legal regulation and practical issues of waste disposal in Serbia.

To read more about Green Fest, click HERE.

23-24.10.2017. Scientific Conference "Economic Criminal Offences"

A Scientific Conference "Economic Criminal Offences", organised by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and the Institute of Comparative Law took place on 23rd and 24th October 2017 in hotel Serbia in Vršac.

The photos from the Conference can be seen HERE.

To download the Conference Programme in PDF form click HERE.

07.10.2017. Director, Ivana Stevanović, PhD, at the Collegium of Protector of Citizens of Atonomous Province of Vojvodina

On 07.10.2017. Collegium of Protector of Citizens of Atonomous Province of Vojvodina took place in Sombor, on the occasion of Children's Week: Violence against children is a public, not a private question. Ivana Stevanović, PhD, the Director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, participated in the Collegium.

To read more about this on the website of Protector of Citizens of Atonomous Province of Vojvodina click HERE.

03.10.2017. Presentation of book Psychiatric Expertise in Judicial Procedure, written by Professor Ratko Kovačević, PhD

On October the 3rd, 2017 at 17h, at the Library of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research the presentation of book Psychiatric Expertise in Judicial Procedure, written by Professor Ratko Kovačević, PhD, took place.

The book was presented by:
Ivana Stevenović, PhD, the director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research
Professor Slavica Đukić Dejanović, PhD, neuropsychiatrist, Faculty of Medicine in Kragujevac
Professor Sci Ratko Kovačević, PhD, neuropsychiatrist, specialist in forensic psychology
Lawyer Ilija Radulović

To see the photos from the presentation click HERE.

17.09.2017. Seventeenth International Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology

This year, Sanja Ćopić, Senior Research Fellow and Nikola Vujičić, Assistant Researcher at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research have participated in the seventeenth traditional International Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology.

At this year’s conference, that took place between the 13th and the 16th of September in Cardiff (Wales, Great Britain), out colleagues have presented their independent researches in the field of juvenile delinquency.

Information about the conference and the abstracts of all authors’ papers can be seen on the following website: https://www.eurocrim2017.com/

11.07.2017. Proposal regarding Amendments of Serbian Constitution

Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, together with Serbian Association for Theory and Practice of Criminal Law, Non-Governmental Organization Europius and Alumni Club of the Judicial Academy, as a part of the initiative Rule of Law Academic Network-ROLAN, has responded to public call for delivering suggestions regarding the amendments of the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia, announced by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia together with the Office for the Cooperation with Civil Society in May 2017.

Our Proposal can be seen HERE.

12.06.2017. XXIX International Scientific Conference "Judiciary and Media"

The President of the Assembly of Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Ištvan Pastor and the Director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Ivana Stevanović, PhD opened the XXIX International Scientific Conference “Judiciary and Media” on June 8th 2017 at Palić.

Tanja Miščević PhD, the Chief of the Negotiation Team of the Republic of Serbia for the negotiations with the European Union, Nenad Vujić, the Director of the Judicial Academy, Michael Uehara, Deputy Chief of OSCE Mission in Serbia, Ferenc Molnar dent of the Higher Court in Subotica and Bogdan Laban MA, the City Mayer of Subotica, have spoken at the introductory part of the Conference.

International Scientific Conference of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research “Judiciary and Media” was held on 8th and 9th of June 2017 with the support of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and OSCE Mission in Serbia.

To see photos from the Conference click HERE.

22.05.2017. Institute has become a part of COST action CA16102 "European Network on Individualized Psychotherapy Treatment of Young People with Mental Disorders"

From 2017, Research team of Institute of criminological and sociological research as a secondary proposer is a part of COST action CA16102 "European Network on Individualized Psychotherapy Treatment of Young People with Mental Disorders".

This international and interdisciplinary network comprized of researchers, clinical and developmental psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and specialists for adolescents’ mental health is going to work on identification of moderator and mediator mechanisms of psychotherapy change and proper instruments for evaluation of therapeutic process, as well as on developing study design for future psychotherapy research in Europe.

Besides planning future joint studies and scientific and expert publications, local and international conferences, as well as Training Schools and Short Term Scientific Missions will be organized within this COST action. Additional cooperation with the users of mental health services, interested proffessionals outside the COST network, policy makers (European, National government, and sector level) and research funding agencies is going to be established.

To visit official website of COST action CA16102 "European Network on Individualized Psychotherapy Treatment of Young People with Mental Disorders" click HERE.

21.04.2017. XXIX International Scientific Conference "Criminal Justice and the Media", Palić, 08-09. June, 2017

XXIX International Scientific Conference "Criminal Justice and the Media", organized by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, will take place at Palić between 8th and 9th of June, 2017.

Leaflet with topics, speakers and information about conference fee, other expenses and registration in PDF form can be downloaded HERE.

Additional information about the scientific conference can be obtained via e-mail address krinstitut@gmail.com or phone + 38111/26-25-424.

04.04.2017. Memorandum of Cooperation with Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies

On 04.04.2017. The Institute of Criminological and Socioloogical Research signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies from Zagreb, Croatia. The cooperation will be accomplished through the implementation of a joint multidisciplinary project (in the field od psychology, sociology and political science) research project entitled „The Psychologica Underpinning of Ethnic Attitudes and Political Orientations in Croatia, Serbia, USA and Mexico“.

It is a joint basic and applied research with the aim to find out the latent patterns of national characters and political cultures, as well as to predict potential ethnic, cultural social and political conflicts that should be prevented by implementation of different national public policies.

Full text of Memorandum of Cooperation in PDF form can be downloaded HERE.

09.12.2016. A round table: The Conditional Release - The jurisprudence and the latest amendments to the Criminal Code

On 09 December 2016 in Belgrade was held a round table on the topic "The Conditional Release: The jurisprudence and the latest amendments to the Criminal Code", organized by the OSCE Serbia and the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research.

Central presentation at this conference was dedicated to the presentation of the results of the seven-month project ''Expert analysis on use of conditional release (parole) by the courts", which was conducted with the cooperation between our house and the OSCE Serbia, and which also represents one of the most comprehensive research in the last twenty years in the Republic of Serbia.

The results of the research were presented by Ivana Stevanović, PhD, Director of the Institute, Zoran Stevanović, PhD, Senior Research Fellow and Nikola Vujičić, Project Coordinator and Research Assistant at the Institute. In addition to these results, the colleagues from science and practice have given their view about conditional release.

The program of the round table in PDF form can be downloaded HERE.

The photos from the round table can be seen HERE.

25.10.2016. Promotion of book "Migranti na raskršću ili bespuću zemlje Srbije" at 61st International Book Fair in Belgrade

On the 61st Book Fair, the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, the Institute of Comparative Law and Regional Office of Russian Humanitarian Mission on the Balkans organised the promotion of publication "Migranti na raskršću ili bespuću zemlje Srbije".

The following guests spoke at the promotion:

- Jovan Ćirić, PhD, Director of the Institute of Comparative Law

- Ivana Stevanović, PhD, Director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research

- Professor Branislava Knežić, PhD, the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

- Goran Petronijević, lawyer

The photos from the promotion can be seen HERE.

29.07.2016. New book "Migranti na raskršću ili bespuću zemlje Srbije"

Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Institute of Comparative Law together published a new book entitled as "Migranti na raskršću ili bespuću zemlje Srbije".

08.06.2016. XXVIII International Scientific Conference "Criminal and Administrative Sanctions and Measures: Imposing, Enforcement and Conditional Release"

XXVIII International Scientific Conference "Criminal and Administrative Sanctions and Measures: Imposing, Enforcement and Conditional Release", organized by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research took place at Palić between 02. and 03. of June 2016.

The photos from the scientific conference can be seen HERE.

24.05.2016. Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research made a contract with OSCE on new research project

On 24.05.2016. in Belgrade, Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research signed a contract with OSCE regarding the conduct of research entitled as "Expert analysis on use of conditional release (parole) by the courts".

The contract regulates the conducting of a research project that will last for seven months.

On the behalf of Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, the contract was signed by the director, Ivana Stevanović, PhD.

11.04.2016. Cooperation Agreement with Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade

On 11.04.2016. The Cooperation Agreement was signed between the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade.

The Agreement is focused on the development of cooperation in various complementary fields including scientific, research, project and educational activities. Moreover, direct cooperation in the area of issuing different scientific publications as well as the cooperation between the libraries of these two institutions are also arranged by the Agreement.

On the behalf of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, the Agreement was signed by Director, Ivana Stevanović, PhD, whereas on the behalf of the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, the Agreement was signed by the Dean, Professor Snežana Nikolić, PhD.

16.12.2015. Agreement on cooperation with University of Political and Economic European Studies "Constantin Stere" from the Republic of Moldova

On December 16th the delegation of International Union of Lawyers led by Ludmila Nosova, Deputy Chairman of the Union, visited Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research.

On that occasion, Acting Director of Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Ivana Stevanović, PhD, signed the agreement on cooperation between the Institute and University of Political and Economic European Studies "Constantin Stere" from the Republic of Moldova.

The agreement on cooperation has been signed with Professor Valentina Coptilet, PhD in Law, Prorector of the aforementioned University and member of International Union of Lawyers.

31.10.2015. Promotion of editions of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research at Book Fair, Belgrade, 31.10.2015

Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research participated in 60th. INTERNATIONAL BELGRADE BOOK FAIR. On Saturday 31. 10. 2015. at the stand of the Institute of Comparative Law and Institute of Contemporary History the following editions of Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research published in 2015 were promoted:

Journal of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, No 1. Leposava Kron, PhD, Editor

Journal of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, No 2. Leposava Kron, PhD, Editor

Poluperiferija i rod: pobuna konteksta, Marina Hjuson, PhD

Smrt Lolite, radjanje Lilit: ogled o adolescentnoj ženskoj seksualnosti, Leposava Kron PhD and Olivera Pavićević PhD

Restorativna pravda i krivičnopravni sistem: teorija, zakonodavstvo i praksa, Sanja Ćopić PhD

Nomološka mreža psihopatije, Janko Medjedović PhD

Maloletnici kao učinioci i žrtve krivičnih dela i prekršaja, group of authors, Ivana Stevanović PhD, Editor

Zaštita životinja u uporednom pravu: zakoni, prakse i ekološke politike, Ana Batrićević PhD and Vera Stanković

Jovan Ćirić PhD, director of the Institute of Comparative Law and Ivana Stevanović PhD, Acting Director of Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research have spoken at the promotion.

The photographs from the promotion can be seen HERE.

09.10.2015. Conference “Migrations: Legal, Security, Demographic and Socio-Economic Problems”, Belgrade, November 5th and 6th 2015

Institute of Comparative Law, Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Academy of Criminalistics and Police Studies are organizing a scientific Conference “Migrations: Legal, Security, Demographic and Socio-Economic Problems”.

The Conference will take place on November 5th and 6th 2015 at Palace hotel in Belgrade.

The program of the Conference can be downloaded HERE.

08.06.2015. Presentation of book published by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research “Juveniles as Perpetrators of Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors”

Presentation of book published by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research “Juveniles as Perpetrators of Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors” took place at Institute’s library on June 8th 2015.

The book, the reform of juvenile justice system in the Republic of Serbia and the scientific conference organized by the Institute that will take place at Palić between June 10th and 11th were discussed by the following participants:

Biljana Pavlović, State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia

Nenad Vujić, Director of Judicial Academy

Jovan Ćirić, PhD, Director of the Institute of Comparative Law

Ivana Stevanović, PhD, Acting Director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research

The photographs from the presentation can be seen HERE.

28.04.2015. Presentation of publication "Towards Child-Friendly Justice-Protection of Child Victims In Criminal Proceedings and Position of the Practice in the Republic of Serbia"

Presentation of publication "Towards Child-Friendly Justice - Protection of Child Victims In Criminal Proceedings and Position of the Practice in the Republic of Serbia", written by Ivana Stevanović PhD and Milena Banić and published by Child Rights Centre took place at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research on April 28th 2015.

The presentation was organized by Child Rights Centre in cooperation with the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Judicial Academy, within the project "Improvement of the rights of the child through the strengthening of the judicial and social protection systems in Serbia", funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Labor, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs and UNICEF.

The speakers at the presentation were: Yolanda San Jose, Chief of the I Sector of European Union Delegation in Serbia, Severine Leonardi, Deputee Director of UNICEF in Serbia, Ivana Stevanović, Acting Director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and President of Child Rights Centre, Nenad Vujić, Director of Judicial Academy and Milena Banić, lawyer, Expert Associate of Child Rights Centre.

The photographs from the presentation can be seen HERE.

17.04.2015. XXVII Thematic Scientific Conference "Juveniles as Perpetrators and Victims of Crimes and Misdemeanors", Palić, 10-11 June, 2015

XXVII Thematic Scientific Conference "Juveniles as Perpetrators and Victims of Crimes and Misdemeanors", organized by the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, will take place at Palić on 10th and 11th June 2015.

Leaflet containing the list of participants, titles of their papers and other information about the Conference in PDF format can be downloaded HERE.

The Program of the Scientific Conference in PDF format can be downloaded HERE.

01.03.2015. Public Procurements

Public Procurement is currently in process, in further text you can find information about necessary documentation and deadlines for offer submission

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