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.
The Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research is organising XXXI Thematic International Scientific Conference "Penal Law and Medicine", in cooperation with Judicial Academy and OSCE Mission to Serbia, which will traditionally take place at Palić between 29th and 30th May 2019.
The Scientific Conference starts on May 29th, 2019 at 11:00 h at the Eco Centre Hall, Jezerska Street bb, Palić.
The payments of accommodation and participation fee are made via CELEBRINA TRAVEL agency, Belgrade, Obilićev venac 18-20, local 5.20 tel/fax: 011/328-15-91, mob: 063/318-615, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , br. računa: 265-1010310000565-65.
For more detailed information about the Scientific Conference, contact us via e-mail email@example.com or phone 011/2625-425.
To download flyer with detailed information about the Scientific Conference click HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone + 38111/26-25-424.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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