At the beginning of 2011, Institute of Criminological & Sociological Research has initiated a series of researches within the accomplishment of an interdisciplinary macro-project "Crime in Serbia: Phenomenology, Risks and Possibilities of Social Intervention"
The Project 47011 is administrated by Professor Vladan Joldžić PhD, Senior Research Fellow.
The subject of this Research Project covers the following thematic areas:
Defined in such manner, the subject of this Research Project comprises the choice of economic, social and personal variables as well as the choice of representative sample of both, juvenile and adult offenders who have committed some of the enumerated forms of criminal offences, empiric research conducted on these samples and crossing of relevant psychological and social variables for criminal behavior. Finally, the Project also includes the presentation of these research, calculation of linear, partial and canonic correlations between that sample of independent variables and form and intensity of studied forms of crime. The identification of risk factors and factors of protection with significant and high prognostic value of particular forms of crime is expected to facilitate the determination of sensitivity of examined predictors and crime forms to particular preventive models, either existing or newly formed.
The goals of this Research Project include:
Expected key results of the research conducted within interdisciplinary macro-project "Crime in Serbia: Phenomenology, Risks and Possibilities of Social Intervention" include:
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.
Between 2006 and 2010, Institute of Criminological & Sociological Research has been running the project "Prevention of Crime and Social Deviations", financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development. This project was also of multidisciplinary character and represented a study of wide thematic scope that would include the analysis of possible programs of prevention and social prophylaxis, especially when it comes to the most serious and socially most hazardous forms of crime such as violent crime, organized crime and economic crime.
The research team for the realization of this Project consisted of experts in the field of criminology, psychology of crime, sociology, penology and other related scientific disciplines. This study was based upon the idea that its results should have a long-term effect on the suppression of various crime forms, especially of those radically affecting the stability of state and social functioning such as organized and violent crime.
The project "Prevention of Crime and Social Deviations" was administrated by Professor Dobrivoje Radovanović PhD, Full Professor at University of Belgrade, and in 2007, the administrator of the Project became Marina Blagojević PhD, Senior Research associate at Institute of Criminological & Sociological Research.
Between 2002 and 2006, Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research was successfully running the Project "Serious Forms of Crime in Serbia in the Conditions of Transition", financed by the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection
This scientific project was conceptually organized as a study of broad scope focused on the exploration of those crime forms that are most frequently committed in countries in transition, particularly in Serbia, where the transition was additionally made more complicated due to wars, disasters and consequences of devastation.
The character of the Project was multidisciplinary and it involved experts in the field of law, criminology, psychology of crime, sociology, economic crime and corruption. Apart from determination of objective state of crime in Serbia in the previous decade and analysis of increasing dramatic problems related to economic crime and corruption, organized crime, violent crime and social prophylaxis and models of prevention, the experts of the Institute and other associates determined the proposal of possible models of preventive activities, social prophylaxis models and alterations of state reaction to crime as some of the goals of the research.
Fatal events that took place on the territory of ex-Yugoslavia in the last decade of the 20th century (war in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia, Kosovo conflicts and NATO aggression) had a strong impact on public awareness on the necessity to understand and explain some extremely complex issues such as: human destructiveness, the taboo of murder and its change under the conditions including war and total regime. Within this project, special attention was dedicated to the analysis of collective behavior in the context of wars and disasters and psychological consequences of these events such as: post-traumatic stress disorder, adaptation crisis, psychological implications of crime, responsibility and guilt etc.
The results of this Project include the publication of a large number of monographies and books as well as of a series of scientific articles in renowned national and international scientific journals.
Between 2002 and 2004 the Project 1642 was administrated by Vesna Nikolić – Ristanović PhD, and between 2004 and 2006 by Leposava Kron PhD.