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Ivana Stevanović PhD

Director

Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Ivana Stevanović was born in 1968 in Zaječar, Serbia. In the 23 years’ period of research work she has been dealing, particular, with juvenile offending, child rights, child trafficking, child abuse, women’s crime, refugees and victimization. In the past 23 years she has participated in numerous research projects, and the results of them were presented on the scientific meetings and congresses, as well as in scientific articles, which were published.

Ivana Stevanović is an expert associate of the Serbian Judiciary Academy in the realization and creation of the programs related to the education and licensing of the representatives of the juvenile justice system in the Republic of Serbia. (2005/2015). Allso, she participated and organised more than 150 Child Rights Centre's trainings in the period 1998-2015.

Curent Position:

- Director of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade;

- Researcher at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade (1992/2015), from February 2015 director of the Institute;

- Vice president of the Victimology Society of Serbia (1997/2006)

- Member of the Board of the Victimology Society of Serbia from its foundation (from 1997)

- Child Rights Centre, president (from 2008)

- Council of Child Rights Government of Serbia, member (from 2008)

- Council for monitoring and promoting the work of bodies engaged in criminal proceedings and enforcement of juvenile criminal sanctions involving juveniles, member (from 2009)

Selected Bibliography

Srna, J., Stevanović, I. (2011) "Serbia: Moving towards Prevention of Physical Punishment of Children (Chapter 17)", in: Durant, J. E; Smith, A. B. (ed.) Realizing the Rights of the Children: Global Progress towards Ending Physical Punishment Realizing Children’s Rights, New York: Routledge (simultaneously published in UK), str. 222-233, ISBN13: 978-0-415-87920-0 (hbk), ISBN13: 978-0-203-83968-3 (ebk).

Jugović, A., Pejaković, LJ., Stevanović, I. (2013) Mesto za mene (deca na hraniteljstvu u Srbiji), Beograd: Centar za prava deteta, ISBN 978-86-83109-59-3, dostupno na sajtu: www.cpd.org.rs

Stevanović, I. (2014) Deca koja čekaju, Beograd: Institut za kriminološka i sociološka sitraživanja, ISBN 978-86-83287-74-1.

Stevanović, I. (2014) Moje pravo da budem zaštićen, Beograd: Institut za kriminološka i sociološka sitraživanja, ISBN 978-86-83287-77-2

Stevanović, I. (2014) „Novo prekršajno zakonodavstvo i položaj maloletnih učinioca prekršaja“, str. 101-106, u: Kron, L. (ur) Prestup i kazna: de lege lata et de lege ferenda, Beograd: Institut za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, ISBN 978-86-83287-78-9, COBISS.SR.ID 207548684.

Stevanović, I. (2014) „Krivičnopravni sistem i zaštita maloletnih lica (nacionalni normativni aspekt)“, str. 30-42, u: Vučković Šahović, N. i dr., Zaštita dece žrtava i svedoka krivičnih dela, Beograd: International Management Group – IMG, ISBN 978-86-83927-73-9.

Stevanović, I. (2014) „“Unapređenje izvršenja vaspitne mere posebne obaveze“ u: Ilić, G. (ur.) Reforma krivičnog prava (zbornik radova), Beograd: Udrženje javnih tužilaca i zamenika javnih tužilaca Srbije, str. 352-367, ISBN 978-86-83437-99-3.

Pavićević, O., Stevanović, I. (2015) "Rizična ponašanja dece i mladih - rizik i otpornost" u: Stevanović, I. (ur) Maloletnici kao učinioci i kao žrtve krivičnih dela i prekršaja, Beograd: Institut za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, str. 293-308, ISBN 978-86-83287-85-7, COBISS.SR.ID 215317516.

Banić, M., Stevanović, I. (2015) Zaštita dece žrtava u krivičnim postupcima i stanje u praksi u Republici Srbiji, str. 9-44, u: Stevanović, I. (ur.) Kako do pravosuđa po meri deteta. Beograd: Centar za prava deteta, 293-308, ISBN 978-86-83109-64-7, COBISS.SR.ID 214515724, dostupno na sajtu: www.cpd.org.rs.

ivanacpd@gmail.com
Olivera Pavićević PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Biography
Selected Bibliography
oliverapavicevic4@gmail.com
Hajdana Glomazić PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Hajdana Glomazić, PhD is Research Associate at Institute of Criminological & Sociological Research. She graduated, did her Masters and PhD on Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade - Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy.

She is an advisor for systemic family therapy. In her professional career she worked as an assistant on Faculty of Business Studies, and later as a Assistant Professor on Academy for Diplomacy and Safety. On numerous EU projects she was hired as an expert in the area of adults’ education, creator of adults training programme, trainer and trainer of trainers. She was also hired as an expert consultant and researcher in the area of the company's learning and education.

She is the author of multiple scientific papers published in national and international journals in the field of adult education, professional adult education, ethics, media and communications – both in Serbian and in English. She participated in several scientific conferences in the country and abroad.

Her scientific-research work is directed towards areas of adult learning, media and communications, media education and media ethics, as well as social pathology. She is a member of several professional associations, local and foreign.

Selected Bibliography
hajdana.ng@gmail.com
Ana Batrićević PhD

Principal Research Fellow

Biography

Ana was born in 1985 in Belgrade. She graduated in 2009, at theoretical module of University of Belgrade Faculty of Law with average grade 9.9. She obtained her PhD degree in criminal law in 2012 at University of Niš Faculty of Law with thesis „Protection of Animals in Criminal Law“.

She has been employed at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade since 2009, she acquired the title Research Fellow in 2013 and the title of Senior Researc Fellow in 2018. Prior to that, she used to work at NGO Praxis in Belgrade, the executive partner of UNHCR, committed to providing free legal assistance for refugees, internally displaced persons and Roma.

Besides the project Crime in Serbia: Etiology, Phenomenology and Possibilities of Social Intervention, she is also participating in COST Action IS1106 „Offender Supervision in Europe“. Between 2012 and 2014, she took part in EU Twinning project “Providing Efficient System for the Prevention and Suppression of Illegal Migration on the Territory of RS”, realized in cooperation with Ministry of Internal Affairs of RS.

She finished courses: Web Design Basic, Advanced i Professional (Web Development) and Wordpress Express at international SAE Institute in Belgrade and graphic design course at Wizard Center in Belgrade. She is the author of website and blog www.pravnazastitazivotinja.com dedicated to publishing texts, legal documents and scientific papers relevant to legal protection of animals.

She is Editorial Board Member of Journal of the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Journal of Criminology and Criminal Law since 2011. She is fluent in English and Italian and speaks German too.

Selected Bibliography

Batrićević, A., Batanjski, V.: Zaštita životinja u Srbiji-kaznenopravni i ekološki aspekti, Institut za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, Beograd, 2014., 231 str, UDK 343502.211(497.11) ISBN 978-86-83287-79-6, COBISS:SR-ID 209797388 M42=5

Batrićević, A.: Zaštita životinja u međunarodnom pravu, Beograd : Institut za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, 2013, 230 str., ISBN 978-86-83287-70-3 UDK 502.211:592/599 UDK 179.3 UDK 351.765 COBISS.SR-ID 203032588 M42=5

Batrićević, A.: Zabrana diskriminacije u pravu Evropske unije, Evropsko zakonodavstvo, vol. 11, br. 42/2013, str. 9-36., ISSN:1451-3188 UDK: 361.647.82:001.6 COBISS.SR-ID 183321351 M51=3

Batrićević, A.: Krivično – pravna reakcija na zlostavljanje životinja u Kraljevini Švedskoj, Strani pravni život br. 2/2012, str. 378 – 394., UDK: 351.765(485) ISSN: 0039-2138 COBISS.SR-ID 86244103 M51=3

Batrićević, A.: Deca i zlostavljanje životinja – kriminološki, viktimološki i krivičnopravni aspekti, Temida, vol. 14. br. 3/2011, str. 57 – 77., UDK 343.98, ISSN: 1450-6637, DOI: 10.2298/TEM1103057B M51=3

a.batricevic@yahoo.com
Janko Međedović PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Janko Međedović was born on June 10, 1981 in Užice, Serbia. After completing his studies in Psychology in 2007 at the Faculty of Philosophy in Niš, he moved to Belgrade where he received his PhD at the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade under the mentorship of Dr. Goran Knežević in 2014.

Since 2008, he has participated in the work of the Petnica Research Station as an associate lecturer. Throughout 2009 and 2010 he worked at the Faculty of Philosophy in Kosovska Mitrovica as a teaching assistant. In 2010 he started working at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research where he currently thrives as an associate researcher. Furthermore, he teaches at the Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade, with the title of an assistant professor. During 2012 and 2013 he has worked as a lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy in Nikšić. Since 2015, he is a Serbian representative at the ENCORE project (European Network of Conflict Research).

So far, he participated in two projects funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development: "Prevention of crime and social deviation" (project no. 149096) and "Crime in Serbia: phenomenology, risks and opportunities of social intervention" (project no. 47011).

Apart from having presented several dozen of papers at both national and international scientific conferences he has also published twelve scientific papers in national and international journals including Psychology, Applied Psychology, Themes, Sociology, Horizons of Psychology and Proceedings of the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research.

His current research interests mainly include psychology of individual differences (psychopathy, schizotypy, personality traits), social psychology (social attitudes, intergroup conflict) and the application of statistical methods in psychological research.

Selected Bibliography

Međedović, J. (2014). Should the space of basic personality traits be extended to include the disposition toward psychotic-like experiences? Psihologija, 47, 169-184.

Međedović, J., & Petrović, B. D. (2013). Predictors of party evaluation in post-conflict society: The case of Serbia. Psihologija, 46, 27-43.

Međedović, J., Kujačić, D., & Knežević, G. (2012). Personality-related determinants of criminal recidivism. Psihologija, 45, 277-294.

Međedović, J. (2012). Topography of Dishonesty: mapping the opposite pole of Honesty-Humility personality domain. Primenjena psihologija, 5, 115-135.

Međedović, J. (2012). Da li je Amoralnost šesti faktor ličnosti? Zbornik instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, 30, 7-31.

janko.medjedovic@fmk.edu.rs
Milica Kolaković Bojović PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Milica Kolaković-Bojović was born on February 17, 1984 in Belgrade. She finished elementary school and high school Sveti Sava in Požega and graduated from the Law Faculty, University of Belgrade in 2007. At the same faculty, she defended her master's thesis on the imposing and executing correctional measures against minors, in 2008. She defended her PhD thesis Completion of Criminal Proceedings within a Reasonable Time, with honors at the Law Faculty, University of Belgrade on July 11, 2016.

From July 2008 to October 2009, she was employed as a research assistant in the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research. From 2009 to 2012, she was engaged as a teaching associate at the Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. Since 2012, she has been employed at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, where in 2017 she was appointed to the scientific title of research associate.

Starting in 2018, she was hired as an assistant professor of Criminal Procedure Law and the EU Legal System at the Faculty of Law of the PIM University in East Sarajevo.

Since July 2017, in the capacity of an independent expert, Milica Kolaković-Bojović has been a member, and since 2019 the Vice President of the UN Committee for Enforced Disappearances; member of the working group for urgent actions and reprisal focal point.

In her professional career so far, Milica Kolaković-Bojović has been engaged as an expert in numerous scientific research and donor-funded projects in the justice sector, supported or implemented by the OSCE, Council of Europe, European Union, World Bank, USAID, UNICEF and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, both at the national and international level. She also coordinated or participated in the development of main public policy documents in the field of judicial reform, improvement of victims' rights and the execution of penal sanctions.

In addition to engaging in scientific research and donor-funded projects in the justice sector, Milica Kolaković-Bojović was engaged in the Negotiating Structure of the Republic of Serbia with the EU from 2013 to 2018. During 2014 and 2015, she was the coordinator of the drafting of the Action Plan for Chapter 23. In December 2015, the Government of the Republic of Serbia appointed her President of the Council for the Implementation of the Action Plan for Chapter 23.

So far, she has published two books (Organization of the Judiciary in the Republic of Serbia- Reform Framework and EU Standards (2018) and The Position of the Judiciary in Serbia- Between the Rule of Law and Autocracy (with B. Petković, 2020)) and more than 60 scientific papers and book chapters. Since 2018, she has been the editor, and since 2020, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Criminology and Criminal Law. She is a member of the Serbian Association for Criminal Law Theory and Practice. In addition to Serbian as a mother tongue, she speaks English and possess the basic knowledge of French.

She is married and the mother of two sons.

Selected Bibliography

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2017/ Efficient Monitoring and Evaluation of Judicial Reform as a Way to Speed up Achieving the EU Standards, Police and Judiciary as guaranties of the liberty and security in the Rule of Law, Police Academy & Hanns Seidel Stiftung, Tara, pp. 139-148.

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2017/ Strengthening Infrastructural Capacities of Judiciary as a Precondition for Efficiency of Criminal justice, Archibald Reis Days 2017, (in publishing).

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2016/ Completion of Criminal Proceedings within reasonable time, Doctoral dissertation, Belgrade.

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2016/ Constitutional Provisions on Judicial Independence and EU Standards, Anali Pravnog Fakulteta Univerziteta u Beogradu (Annals of the Faculty of law in Belgrade, Belgrade Law Review, Vol. LXIV, no. 3, 192-204.

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2016/ Effect of multiple abolition of the first instance verdict on the length of criminal proceedings, Legal remedies in criminal proceedings/criminal legislations in the region and experiences in their implementation, (Bejatović, S. & Jovanović, I eds.) OSCE, Belgrade, pp. 271-283.

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2016/ Effect of multiple abolition of the first instance verdict on the length of criminal proceedings, Legal remedies in criminal proceedings/criminal legislations in the region and experiences in their implementation, (Bejatović, S. & Jovanović, I eds.) OSCE, Belgrade, pp. 271-283.

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2015/ Service of documents in the criminal proceedings: Efficiency in the gap between wishful thinking and bad habits Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, no. 2, pp. 113-122.

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2015/ The efficiency of the criminal justice system as a mean of combating crime, Crime and society of Serbia: Challenges of the social disintegration and social regulation and preservation of the environment, pp. 237-254.

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2014/ Efficiency of Criminal Proceedings, Judical Reform and Accession Negotiations with EU, Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, no. 2, pp. 189-201.

Kolaković-Bojović, M. /2013/ The right to legal defense of the accused and the efficiency of the criminal proceedings, Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, pp. 131-148.

Kolaković - Bojović, M. /2013/ Efficiency of Criminal Procedure- Do We Understand an Ideal to strive for? Crime, Public Reaction and Harmonization with European Standards, the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Palić, pp. 373-384.

kolakius@gmail.com
Ljeposava Ilijić PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Ljeposava Ilijić, was born on February 7, 1981 in Trebinje, Republic of Serbian, Bosnia and Herzegovina. She graduated from the Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade, on Department for Prevention and Resocialization of Persons with Disorder in Social Behavior in 2004. and earned a graduate special educator. That same year, she enrolled in postgraduate master's studies at the Faculty of Special Education, Department for Prevention and Resocialization of Persons with disorder in Social Behavior, and in 2012 she defended her master's thesis entitled "Demographic, socio-psychological, criminological and penology properties convicted as factors of prison deprivation", mentor Ph. D. Snežana Soković, which gained the title of Master of Defectological Science.

University of Belgrade, approved the creation of a doctoral dissertation entitled "The Impact of education and vocational training to reduce the risk of recidivism with convicts", which was reported at the same university. Since November 2005, she was employed at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research (rank-research associate).

She took part in the realization of projects of basic research in the field of social humanities: Crime Prevention and Social Deviation (No. 149016), 2006-2010., (Leader: Dr. M. Blagojević), and Crime in Serbia: Phenomenology, Risks and Opportunities of Social Intervention (No. 47011), 2011-2014 (Ph. D. Vladan Joldžić). Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research.

Her interests are directed towards the penological and criminological issues, problems of execution of imprisonment, and the treatment of prisoners.

Selected Bibliography

Ilijić, Lj. (2012). Stanje u kazneno-popravnim zavodima u Srbiji: prekobrojnost zatvorske populacije, Socijalna misao, Vol. 19. br.74. str.143-152.

Batrićević, A., & Ilijić, Lj. (2013). Imprisonment in Sweden, Normative Frameworks, Characteristics and Impact on recidivism, NBP-Journal of Criminalistics And Law, Vol. XVIII, No.2 Pg. 135-155.

Batrićević, A., & Ilijić, Lj. (2014). Health Care of Prisoners as a Crime Prevention Factor-General Standards and Conditions in Serbia. Archibald Reiss Days, Academy of Criminalistics and Police Studies, Vol.1. pg. 441-451.

Ilijić, Lj. (2014). Osuđeni i deprivacije-uticaj karakteristika ličnosti na intenzitet doživlјavanja zatvorskih deprivacija. Institut za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja. Beograd.

Ilijić, Lj. & Jovanić, G. (2014). Disciplinsko kažnjavanje osuđenih. Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja. Vol. XXXIII, Br. 2. str. 163-177. Beograd.

lelalela_bgd@yahoo.com
Jasmina Igrački PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Jasmina Igrački was born on 10.04.1972. in the town of Pančevo. She graduated at the Faculty of Law in Novi Pazar in 2009 with the average grade of 8.39 and defended her thesis "Prevention of Organised Crime", with the grade of 10, which is recognised as the highest grade.

She completed her MA studies at the Police Academy in Belgrade in 2010 and defended her master thesis "Communication System in the Time of Crisis" in 2012. She started her PhD studies in 2013 at Megatrend University - Faculty of Law, Public Administration and Security. The main fields of interest are criminal law and criminology with penology.

Jasmina Igrački gained teaching experience while working as an assistant and collaborator at the Faculty of Law in Novi. She worked as a librarian at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological research from 2012 to 2013, and according to the Decision of the Scientific Council of the Institute she was awarded with the title of Research Associate in March 2013.

Jasmina is a co-author of a University Textbook Victimology and published over 30 scientific articles of different structures. She also participated in a number of national and international scientific conferences.

Selected Bibliography

Igrački, J. (2012) “Individual treatment in the enforcement process of criminal sanctions”, Archibald Reiss Days, Criminalistics and police Studies in Belgrade, (thematic conference proceedings of international significance) str.435-446, UDC 343.85:343.261-052, 343.244; UDC (of the anthology) 343.9 (082), 343.85 (082) COBISS.SR-ID 192446220, ISBN978-86-7020-190-3

Igrački, J. (2012) “Uloga policije u prevenciji maloletničkog prestupništva” in: Kron, L. (ed.) Delikt, kazna i mogućnosti socijalne profilakse, Belgrade: Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research. pp 399-408, ISBN 978-86-83287-61-1

Igrački, J. (2013) “Penalty Reaction on child abuse in Serbia”, Internacional scientific conference "Archibald Reiss Days", Criminalistics and police Studies in Belgrade, pp. 329-336, UDC: 343.28/.29:343.541(497.11) UDC (of the anthology) 343.9(082), 343.85(82), COBISS.Sr-id 202437388, ISBN 978-86-7020-190-3

Igrački, J. (2013) “Nasilničko ponašanje: krivičnopravni i kriminološki aspect”, Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, No. 2, Vol. XXXII, pp. 203-213, UDK (of the paper): 343.94/.97:343.343.3; 343.85:[343.343.3:796.093(497.11), UDK (of the journal) 343

Igrački, J. (2014) “Krivičnopravni i kriminološki aspekti nasilja i nasilničkog ponašanja” in Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, No. 1. Year XXXIII, pp.137-148, UDK (of the paper) 343.343.3, UDK (of the journal) 343

jasminaigracki@yahoo.com
Vera Stanković PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Vera Stanković was born on June 17, 1984 in Zrenjanin. She graduated at the Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, in 2009; at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Protection, on the topic "Legal Aspects of Environmental Protection - chosen examples at the local level (Municipality of Surčin)."

She is the PhD student of the final year at the same faculty, at the Protection of Biodiversity module. She is employed at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research from November 1, 2009. She graduated at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 2014; from the specialization of knowledge in the field - Environmental Law.

She has attended numerous courses in various fields, among which are: "Renewable energy and energy efficiency in South - East Europe", Fojnica, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2009; "Climate Change in South – Eastern European Countries IV: Adaptation strategies for economy and society", Zagreb, Croatia 2009; Training on the basics of the human rights and their protection mechanisms, YIHR, Belgrade, Pristina, 2010-2011; "ЕU and the gender equality", Institute of Gender Equality and OSCE, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2011; won a scholarship od the American University in Kosovo, complited the courses for the Peacebuilding, Post-conflict transformation and Development Program 2011, etc.

As a volunteer, she participated in numerous projects and environmental workshops held in public kindergartens and Chartwell International School in 2009. She worked on the project "Infoterra Geo - Information Services (IGIS)" organized by: Astrium Services, IGN France International, Biotope, the Republic Geodetic Authority and the Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning, 2011 and 2012.

Selected Bibliography

Batanjski Vera (2011): „Uticaji ekologije na teorije o kriminalitetuˮ. Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, Beograd, 2011/Vol.XXX/1-2/307-316, ISSN 0350-2694.

Vladan Joldžić i Vera Batanjski (2012): „Integrisano upravlјanje hemikalijama u svim fazama životnog ciklusa i biološke reperkusije kršenja propisa”. Zbornik radova, IV CHYMICUS, 11.-14.jun 2012., Tara, Srbija, str. 170-176, ISBN 978-86-85013-10-2.

Batanjski Vera (2013): „Prevencija ekološkog kriminalitetaˮ. Poglavlje u monogrfiji: Prevencija kriminala i socijalnih devijacija – evropska i regionalna dobra praksa (Urednici: Blagojević M. i Stevanović Z.), Institut za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, Beograd, str. 307-315, ISBN 978-86-83287-66-6.

Batrićević Ana and Batanjski Vera (2013): „Air Quality in Urban Areas in Serbia: Current State and Legal Protectionˮ. III International Conference - Ecology of Urban Areas, 11 October 2013, Zrenjanin, Serbia, , pp. 58-67, ISBN 978-86-7672-210-5.

Batanjski Vera, Batrićević Ana, Radovančev Uroš i Joldžić Vladan (2014): „Ekonomski isplativa proizvodnja organske hraneˮ. "Ecologica" časopis, Naučno-stručno društvo za zaštitu životne sredine Srbije "Ecologica", br. 74, str. 169-174, ISSN 0354-3285.

Batrićević Ana and Batanjski Vera (2014) „Zaštita životina u Srbiji - kaznenopravni i ekološki aspekti”. Monografija, Institut za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, Beograd, Srbija, 231 strana, ISBN 978-86-83287-79-6.

vera.batanjski@gmail.com
Milena Milićević PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Milena Milicevic obtained her PhD degree at the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade, study programme: Defectology. Since 2012, she has been engaged at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade as a senior research associate. She has published numerous scientific and professional articles in national and international journals, and proceedings from scientific conferences and symposiums, in the field of defectology, special education and rehabilitation, criminology and penology, cultural adaptation of various measuring instruments and pedagogy, psychology and biomedicine, starting in 2010.

She is the author of a prominent scientific monograph of national importance “Community participation of children with cerebral palsy in Serbia: conceptual considerations and evaluation” published by the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research and co-author of a scientific monograph of national importance “Social participation of persons with disabilities”, published by the Society of Special Educators and Rehabilitators of Serbia. Starting in 2022, she is engaged as the co-editor of the Journal of the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research. She is a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal Belgrade School of Special Education and Rehabilitation and several scientific, ie professional associations, national and international.

Milena is the principal investigator of the three-year scientific project PrisonLIFE (“Assessment and possibilities for improving the quality of prison life of prisoners in the Republic of Serbia: Criminological-penological, psychological, sociological, legal and security aspects”, Grant No. 7750249) funded by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, within the Public Call of the Program IDEAS. She was engaged in the scientific project “Analysis of the application of medical security measures in the criminal justice system of the Republic of Serbia”, implemented by the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, in cooperation with the OSCE Mission to Serbia, as a significant international agency, in 2018. She participated in the realization of the project of basic research in the social sciences and humanities (“Crime in Serbia: Phenomenology, Risks and Possibilities of Social Intervention”, No. 47011) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of Serbia.

Selected Bibliography

Ilijić, Lj., Milićević, M. & Pavićević, O. (2020). Approaches and methods in the quality of prison life assessing – Measuring social and moral climate in prisons. In G. Nedović & F. Eminović (Eds.), Approaches and models in special education and rehabilitation: thematic collection of international importance (pp. 85–96). Belgrade: University, Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, Publishing Center of the Faculty.

Ilijić, Lj., Milićević, M., & Vujičić, N. (2020). Characteristics of the population of persons with compulsory drug addiction treatment as a security measure in Serbia – regional overview. In M. Milićević & I. Stevanović (Eds.), Thematic Conference Proceedings of International Significance / XXXII International scientific thematic conference “Drugs and drug addiction: legal, criminological, sociological and medical issues”, Palic, 2–3 September 2020 (pp. 405–425). Belgrade: Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research.

Milićević, M., Ilijić, Lj., & Vujičić, N. (2019). Medical security measures: Criminal law framework and problems in practice. In I. Stevanović & N. Vujičić (Eds.), Thematic Conference Proceedings of International Significance / XXXI International scientific thematic conference “Penal Law and Medicine”, Palic, 29–30th May 2019 (pp. 161–180). Belgrade: Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research.

Milićević, M. (2021). Exploring participation in family activities among Serbian children with cerebral palsy and children with typical development: diversity, frequency, children’s presence, and engagement. Disability and rehabilitation, 44(9), 1583–1594.

Milićević, M. (2020). Home participation of children with and without cerebral palsy in Serbia: an exploratory study. Disability and rehabilitation, 42(25), 3696–3706.

Milićević, M. (2020). Community participation of children with cerebral palsy in Serbia: conceptual considerations and evaluation. Belgrade, Serbia: Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research. https://doi.org/10.47152/127442

Milićević, M. (2020). The research priorities in disability studies related to COVID-19. Beogradska defektološka škola, 26(1), 9−28.

mileninaadresa@gmail.com
Marina Matić Bošković PhD

Senior Research Fellow

Biography

Marina Matić Bošković was born in 1977 and graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 2001. She completed her specialist studies in European law, jointly organized by the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad and the German DAAD, in 2002. She received her master's degree at the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad in 2007, defending with honors her master's thesis "Harmonization and unification of contract law in the European Union". She defended her doctoral thesis entitled "European criminal law mechanisms and their influence on national legislation" with honors in 2016 at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade.

In the period from 2004-2011 and from 2018 until today, she was employed at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, first as a researcher trainee and associate, from 2018 as a research fellow, and from 2022 as a senior research fellow. From 2011 to 2018, she worked at the Institute of Comparative Law as a research associate and research fellow.

In parallel with scientific research work, she was engaged as a consultant on numerous projects in the field of rule of law. She was a member of the working group for the development of the National Judicial Reform Strategy for the period 2013-2018, as well as the coordinator of the preparation of the accompanying Action Plan in the area of independence of the judiciary. As a consultant of the OSCE Mission, she was engaged in the development of the Financial Crime Investigation Strategy for the period 2015-2016. During 2022, she was engaged as an EU expert to develop the Action Plan of the Judicial Development Strategy for the period 2022-2025. She was also a lecturer at trainings organized by the Judicial Academy and the Regional School for Public Administration (ReSPA). She is engaged as a judicial reform adviser at the World Bank for the Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries.

She is the president of the Program Council of the Association of Public Prosecutors and Deputy Public Prosecutors of Serbia and a member of the editorial board of the magazine "Prosecutor's Word" published by the Association.

Her areas of interest are European Union law, criminal law, international criminal law and judicial organizational law. She is a member of the editorial board of several international journals: EUWEB Legal Essays – Global & Legal Perspectives - https://www.euweb.org/about-the-journal/ and KORE Europa Rivista - https://unikore.it/index.php/it/redazione/comitato-scientifico.

So far, she has published two books - Public Prosecution in Serbia: Historical Development, International Standards, Comparative Models and Challenges of Modern Society (with G. Ilić, 2019) and EU Criminal Procedural Law (2022).

She speaks English and has basic knowledge of Russian.

Selected Bibliography

Matić Bošković, M., Kolaković-Bojović, M., (2022) New Approach to the EU Enlargement Process – Whether COVID-19 affected Chapter 23 Requirements?, EU and Comparative Law issues and Challenges Series (ECLIC): The Recovery of the EU and Strengthening the Ability to Respond to New Challenges – Legal and Economic Aspects, Vol. 6, Faculty of Law, University of Osijek, Osijek, pp. 330-350

Matić Bošković, M., Kostić, J. (2021). Financial accountability and transparency of public sector institution in the Republic of Serbia, In: Mikuli, P., Kuca, G., (ed.). Accountability and the Law – Rights, Authority and Transparency of Public Power, Routledge, (pp. 46-59), ISBN 978-80-367767-33-4

Matić Bošković, M. (2020). Human dignity in criminal proceedings – interpretation of the European Court of Human Rights, In: Z. Pavlović (ed.) The Right to Human Dignity, Yearbook Human Rights Protection, No. 3, Provincial Protector of Citizens & Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Novi Sad, (pp. 61-75), ISBN 978-86-80756-36-1 (IKSI)

Matić Bošković, M. (2020). EU Court of Justice role in establishment of EU judicial standards, EU and comparative law issues and challenges series (ECLIC), Vol. 4, EU 2020 - Lessons from the past and solutions for the future, 329-351, ISSN 2459-9425

Matić Bošković M., (2018): Оduzimanje imovinske koristi proistekle iz krivičnog dela – uporednopravna rešenja i iskustva Srbije, Finansijski kriminalitet (ur. Kostić J., Stevanović A.), str. 175-189. (ISBN 987-86-80186-39-9)

Matić Bošković M., Nenadić S. (2018): Evropski standardi u oblasti pravosuđa, Strani pravni život, br. 1, str. 39-56. (ISBN 978-86-80186-30-6)

Matić Bošković M., (2017): Tužilački saveti i garancija tužilačke autonomije u državama Zapadnog Balkana, Anali Pravnog fakulteta u Beogradu, vol. 65, br. 1, str. 169-186;

Matić Bošković M., Nenadić S. (2017): Integritet sudija i tužilaca, Pravni život br. 10, tom II, str. 5-18. (ISSN 0350-0500)

Matić Bošković M., (2017):Vetting of judiciary in transitional countries – successful tool or entry point for political influence, Foregin Law Life, no. 4/2017, p. 137-155. (ISSN 0039-2138)

Matić Bošković M., et al. (2016), Improving Commercial Cases Managment in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina – Feasibility Study, Washington DC, the World Bank Group

maticmarina77@yahoo.com
Olga Tešović PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Olga Tešović graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 2005. At the same faculty, she defended her master's thesis on the topic "Extended criminal offense" in 2010. She defended her doctoral dissertation "Alternative Criminal Sanctions in the Criminal Law of the Republic of Serbia" at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade on September 28, 2018.

In the period from 2006 to 2010, she was employed as a judicial trainee in the Basic Court in Kosjerić and a judge's assistant in the Basic Court in Požega, and from December 2010, she attended initial training for holders of judicial positions at the Judicial Academy in Belgrade. In 2013, she was elected as a judge in the Basic Court in Požega, where she worked in the criminal department of the said court. From 2020 to 2023, she served as the president of the Basic Court in Požega. Starting from November 1, 2023, she is employed at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade, as a research fellow.

Along with her work in the judiciary, she was engaged in scientific research and donor projects in the justice sector, both at the national and international levels. She was also actively engaged as a lecturer at trainings organized by the Judicial Academy in the field of alternative criminal sanctions.

In 2022, she was elected as an individual member of the CEP - Confederation of European Probation.

Her areas of interest are criminal law, international criminal law, and criminal procedural law, especially the area of non-custodial sanctions and measures and the law of execution of criminal sanctions. She has published a large number of works in the mentioned fields.

She speaks English, and in her work, she also uses the French language.

Selected bibliography

Tešović, O. (2014), Delo malog značaja i načelo oportuniteta krivičnog gonjenja – potreba njihovog istovremenog zajedničkog regulisanja, Crimen, Beograd, 1/2014, str. 89 – 102

Tešović, O. (2020), Priručnik za primenu alternativnih sankcija, Forum sudija Srbije, Beograd (ISBN 978-86-900091-2-1)

Tešović, O., de Klerk, L. (2021), The alternative sanctions systems in Serbia and the Netherlands: comparative analysis with examples from case law, Revija za kriminologiju i krivično pravo, Beograd, 3/2021, str. 67-94 (UDK: 343.244(497.11:492), DOI: https://doi.org/10.47152/rkkp.59.3.4)

Tešović, O., Milovanović, I. (2022), Zaštita svedoka u krivičnim postupcima i primena tehnologije, Digitalizacija u kaznenom pravu i pravosuđu, str. 171-184 (ISBN 978-86-80186-92-4 (IUP), ISBN 978-86-80756-52-3 (IKSI), DOI: https://doi.org/10.56461/ZR_22.DUKPP )

Tešović, O. (2022), Conditional sentence with protective supervision - concept, application, and relationship with other alternative sanctions and measures, Revija za kriminologiju i krivično pravo, Beograd, 3/2022, str. 77-104 (UDK: 343.24(497.11), DOI: https://doi.org/10.47152/rkkp.60.3.5 )

otolgates@gmail.com
Anđela Đukanović PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Anđela Đukanović works as a research fellow at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological research, since 2021. She previously worked at the Institute for International Politics and Economics.

She completed post-graduate studies, at the Department of International Law, Faculty of Law in Belgrade, in 2009. The title of her M. A. thesis was “Prohibition of Retroactive Effect of Criminal Law in the Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights“. She defended her PhD thesis with distinction at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in 2016, entitled “European Standards in Biomedicine – Right to Integrity of the Person”.

Main fields of her academic interests are International human rights law, especially European standards and practice, human rights protection related to biomedical issues, and the Serbian criminal law compliance with the standards. She published series of articles on these subjects.

Selected Bibliography

Stojanović A. (2011): Načelo određenosti krivičnog zakona (lex certa) u praksi Evropskog suda za ljudska prava, Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Novom Sadu, br. 1/2011, str. 455-468, ISSN: 0550-2179, UDK: 342.7:343(4).

Đukanović A. (2013): Zaštita ljudskih prava tražilaca azila i ilegalnih migranata – praksa Evropskog suda za ljudska prava, Međunarodni problemi, vol. LXV, br. 4, str. 481-510, ISSN 0025-8555, UDC 341.43:341.645.5

Đukanović A. (2018): Izvršenje presuda Evropskog suda za ljudska prava: aktuelna pitanja, Međunarodni problemi, vol. LXX, br. 2, str. 208 – 230, ISSN 0025-8555, UDC: 347.952:341.645.2(4-672EU), doi: https://doi.org/10.2298/MEDJP1802208D

Đukanović A. (2019): Izbor pola budućeg deteta iz nemedicinskih razloga u svetlu zaštite ljudskih prava, Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Univerziteta u Novom Sadu, vol. LII, br. 2, str. 593 - 613, ISSN: 0550-2179, UDC: 57.089.3:342.7, doi: 10.5937/zrpfns53-21383

Đukanović A (2019): New Eugenics In Light of International Human Rights Protection, The Review of International Affairs, Vol. LXX, No. 1175, pp. 5 - 22, ISSN 0486-6096, UDC: 613.94:341.231.14

andjelasto@sbb.rs
MA Andrej Kubiček

Research Associate

Biography

Andrej Kubiček was born on May 14th, 1987 in Belgrade, where he finished elementary school, gymnasium and studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Sociology. He earned bachelor's degree in 2011 and master's degree in 2013, after which he enrolled in PhD studies at the same faculty. The topic of his BA thesis was violent interethnic conflicts in Jabuka near Pančevo, while the MA thesis included practical application of discourse analysis concerning narratives about European Union. The main topic of his PhD dissertation under the mentorship of Dr. Jovo Bakic is racism towards Roma people.

Andrej began to gain the first research experience in numerous field studies as a student of bachelor studies, which he continued to this date. Andrej's special themes of interest are social conflicts, marginalized groups, racism and discourse analysis. So far, he has published nine papers concerning these and related fields and participated at several scientific conferences and scientific meetings in Serbia and abroad.

In the period from 2015 to 2017, Andrej was engaged at the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade, as a teaching assistant on the subject Language and Society: an introduction to sociolinguistics and from 2018 at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research as a research assistant.

During the master studies Andrej was awarded the scholarship of the Youth Talent Fund "Dositeja" for his achieved success and high marks.

He speaks English, and can use Russian and Czech.

Selected Bibliography

Kubiček, Andrej (2014): »Discourses about Roma people in the daily press« in: Uloga medija u normalizaciji odnosa na Zapadnom Balkanu, ed. Dubravka Nedeljković Valić, Srđan Sremac, Nikola Knežević i Dinko Gruhonjić, Filozofski fakultet u Novom Sadu, Novi Sad.

Kubiček, Andrej (2017): »Discourse as a field of asymmetric conflicts« in: Impact of changes in Operational Environment on Preparation and Execution (Design) of Operations, ed. Janjić, Goran, Media Center "Odbrana", Beograd.

Kubiček, Andrej (2017): »Migration of "Pariah People":The Case Study of Roma in the Balkans«, ed: Towards Understanding of Contemporary Migration, Bobić, Mirjana i Janković, Stefan, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Belgrade.

Kubiček, Andrej (2018): »Roma nation: escaping pariah people's stigma?« , in: Politics of Enmity, ed. Pudar Draško, Gazela; Pavić, Aleksandar i Meka, Eltion, IFDT, Belgrade.

Kubiček, Andrej (2018): »Civilized society or society of civilians?« in: Asymmetry and Strategy: thematic collection of papers, ed. Stanislav Stojanović, Strategic Research Institute & National Defence School: Media Center "Odbrana", Beograd.

andrejkubichek@gmail.com
Ana Paraušić Marinković PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Ana Paraušić was born in 1991 in Belgrade where she finished elementary school and the Third Belgrade Gymnasium. She graduated from the Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade in 2014. At the same faculty, she holds MA in Security Management, where she graduated with honors. Since 2016, she is a PhD student at the Faculty of Security, where she currently attends the third year and writes a doctoral dissertation.

During the 2013 she volunteered on the project "Security as part of everyday life" at the Faculty of Security Studies. In the six months of 2015, she was an intern at the United Nations Development Program. In the period from 2015 until 2017 she was engaged as a student assistant at the Faculty of Security Studies on the subjects Methodology of Scientific Research and Social Pathology. From 2017 until the end of 2018 she worked as a research assistant on the project “Security and protection of the educational system organization and functioning in the Republic of Serbia (basic rules, principles, protocols, procedures, and resources)” financed by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.

She published numerous articles in national journals and collection of papers, and participated at international and national scientific conferences. Her special academic interests are related to urban security, databases in social sciences, as well as methodology of scientific research of security issues.

During her studies Ana was awarded the scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. She is also alumni of Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Selected Bibliography

Paraušič, A. & Stojanović, F. (2017). Geopolitical elements in strategic documents in the field od security and defense of the Republic of Serbia. Vojno delo, 7/2017, pp. 87-99.

Paraušič, A. & Stekić, N. (2017). Nature of Political Regime as a Civil War Outbreak Risk Factor. Political Review, 50(1), pp. 223-242.

Paraušič, A. (2017). Prevalence of Peer Bullying Related to Migrant Status: the Case of Nordic Countries. Faculty of Security Studies Annual 2017, pp. 211-235.

Đurić, S., Popović Ćitić, B. & Paraušić, A. (2018). Video Surveillance Application in Enhancing School Security, General Principles and Experiences. In: M. Lipovac, S. Stanarević & Ž. Kešetović (Eds.) Security in Educational Institutions and Video Surveillance, pp. 44-60. Belgrade: Faculty of Security Studies

Dimitrijević, I.R. i Paraušić, A. (2017). Catalogue of Security Related Databases. Belgrade: Faculty of Security Studies, Centre for Applied Security

parausicana@gmail.com
MA Nikola Drndarević

Research Associate

Biography

Nikola Drndarević was born in Kraljevo and finished elementary school and Gymnasium in Vrnjačka Banja. He graduated in Psychology from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. He holds a master’s degree in I/O Psychology. Following the master studies, he enrolled into the PhD studies at the same faculty.

Practical work in clinical and I/O Psychology holds a prominent place in his professional development. He volunteered at the Neurology Clinic, Clinical Center of Serbia, training for neuropsychological assessment. His work in a private hospital BelMedic as a psychologist was met with various patient pathologies. Having finished the introductory, he enrolled in an advanced course in Constructivist Psychotherapy.

Nikola has published several scientific papers in both domestic and international journals in domains of I/O and social psychology. He also participated and presented in a XXV international conference of empirical studies in psychology 2019.

Special interests revolve around youth delinquency and depression. During his studies he has been a holder of the scholarship of the Ministry of Education and Science. He is fluent in English language.

Selected Bibliography

Drndarević, N. & Čizmić, S. (2019). The Relationship between Website Design and Purchase Intention in Online Shopping: the Mediating Role of Trust and Irritation. XXV International Scientific Conference ,,Empirical Studies in Psychology“ (p. 86). Belgrade, Serbia: Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.

Ćirić, J. & Drndarević, N. (2019). Migrations, Fear, Prejudice and Manipulation. Journal of Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research No. 2/2019.

thanness@gmail.com
Sanja Petkovska PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Sanja Petkovska graduated in 2007 as the best student of the generation at the Department of Pedagogy and Andragogy of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. At the same faculty, she completed master's studies at the Department of Sociology under the mentorship of professor emeritus Marija Bogdanovic on the subject of the Bologna reform of higher education. She defended her doctorate in 2017 at the Faculty of Political Sciences on the topic Impact of Globalization on Research Policy and Research in Serbia: Values, Discourses and Institutions. During doctoral studies, she was a scholar supported by scholarship of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.

She published her first scientific papers in the national academic journals Sociology and Teaching and Education as a master's student. She carried out the first independent research project as part of the government's Strategy for Poverty Reduction, based on the analysis of the principles of need and merit in student aid allocation policies, published in the governmental publication Analysis of the Characteristics of Poverty in Serbia in 2009. In the following years, he published numerous scientific papers in national and international journals, among which Democracy and the politics of difference: through the prism of the current situation and Vegetarianism: an ethical, ecofeminist and biopolitical perspective stand out. Her monograph, based on the final thesis from the master's study, The Idea of the University and Bologna Process, was published in 2010 for the Andrejevic Endowment. One of her most important international publication was published in 2022 on the subject of civic education in the journal Education, Citizenship and Social Justice. She is the editor of the collection Decolonial Politics in European Peripheries: Redefining Progressiveness, Coloniality and Transition Efforts, which is expected to be published in 2023 for the international publishing house Routledge.

As a holder of a governmental doctoral scholarship, she was involved in two projects of the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory: Enlightenment in the European, Regional and National Context: History and Contemporaneity and Politics of Social Memory and National Identity: Regional and European Context, as well as on the project of the Faculty of Political Sciences Political Identity of Serbia in the Regional and Global Context. During 2019, she joined the international project Challenges Facing the Future of Social Sciences and Humanities 2020-2022, administered by the Centre for Advanced Study Sofia from Bulgaria on the topic of comparative analysis of funding and evaluation policies of social and humanities in the EU and the region. Among the activities in the international and non-profit sector, the project of the OSCE Mission in Serbia Countering Violent Extremism in Serbia - Early Warning and Prevention from 2018 stands out, within which she began to deal with the topics of politically based violence and extremism in popular culture, as well as the Public Policies of Serbia, implemented by the Association of Political Scientists of Serbia in cooperation with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung foundation.

She presented her work at numerous conferences in the country and abroad (Hungary, Great Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Turkey, Ireland, etc.). During 2017, she joined the international academic network Dialoguing Posts founded to connect postdoctoral fellows interested in the topic of studies of post-socialist countries.

Selected Bibliography

Petkovska, S. (2022) „Decolonial Emancipation on the Postsocialist Peripheries and Future of Critical Pedagogy“. In: Liberating Education: What From, What For? pр. 167-184. Belgrade: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory.

Petkovska, S. (2022) „Civic Education in Post-Conflict Societies: The Case of Serbia“. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, pp. 1-26.

Petkovska, S. (2010) “Questioning the idea of the university in the contemporary world”, In: Claes, T. and David S. P. (Eds.) Frontiers of Higher Education, Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi, pp. 133– 148.

sanjalicica@gmail.com
Violeta Tadić PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Violeta Tadić was born in 1995 in Loznica. She graduated and completed master studies at the Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade. In 2023, she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “School climate and prosocial behavior as security factors in secondary schools” at the Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade.

She is the laureate of the annual “Zagorka Golubović” Award from the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade, for the best engaged research work in 2023 - “On the Approaches to the Defining and Operationalization of the Concept of School Safety”. During her doctoral studies she was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, and in that status was involved in the work of the Institute for Educational Research (IER) in Belgrade. In the IER, she was a Junior Researcher in the period from August 2020 to 2023. She participated in the research of the IER called “Assumptions for the development of positive education in Serbia“, the implementation of which is financed by the Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovation (no. 200018/01-2023/47-03-451). She was part of the team of the IER for school support after the tragedy of May 3, 2023, whose work resulted in the publication of the manual "How to act in crisis situations - recommendations for the school community". She is one of the co-authors of this publication, i.e. the author of “How to foster a positive environment for learning at school”.

During the summer semester of 2021, she was engaged as a demonstrator in the Social Psychology course at the Faculty of Security Studies. In 2018, she completed the course "Statistical processing and data analysis - SPSS" at the Faculty of Security Studies, and has significant experience in applying quantitative and qualitative statistical methods and conducting empirical research. During her undergraduate studies in 2017, she participated in the research team within the Social Psychology course, and for the purposes of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development project entitled "Security and protection of organization and functioning of the educational system in the Republic of Serbia (basic precepts, principles, protocols, procedures and means, no. 47017)”. Her special academic interests are related to security in schools, education and youth behavioral problems. She published numerous articles in scientific journals and participated in scientific conferences.

She is fluent in English and speaks German too.

Selected Bibliography

Tadić, V. (2022). O pristupima definisanju i operacionalizaciji pojma bezbednosti u školi. Nastava i vaspitanje, 71(2), 249-266.

Kovačević Lepojević, M., Gutvajn, N., & Tadić, V. (2023). „Life Satisfaction and Positive Youth Development in Serbia“. Sociologija, 65(2), 217-232.

Tadić, V. (2019). Struktura emocionalne inteligencije studenata Fakulteta bezbednosti i Učiteljskog fakulteta. Godišnjak Fakulteta bezbednosti, 2019, 215-231.

Tadić, V., Kordić, B. (2022). Strategije prevladavanja stresa u vanrednim situacijama kod studenata. Civitas, 12(1), 74-95.

Gutvajn, N., Drobac, A., Đerić, I., Kovačević Lepojević M, Jošić, M., Micić, I., Radanović, A., Trajković, M., Tadić, V., Džinović, V., Ševkušić, S. (2023). Kako postupati u kriznim situacijama – preporuke za školsku zajednicu. Beograd: Institut za pedagoška istraživanja. ISBN 978-86-7447-164-7.

tadicv33@gmail.com
MA Aleksandar Stevanović

Research Associate

Biography

Aleksandar Stevanović was born on March 15, 1993 in Belgrade. He graduated and completed master studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade. In addition, he attended and successfully completed multidisciplinary master studies "Terrorism, Organized Crime and Security" at the University of Belgrade. He has been awarded several times for his student, scientific and professional work, both in the country and abroad. He enrolled PhD studies at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, the module Criminal Science (mentor: Dr. Đordje Ignjatović, Full-time Professor).

Aleksandar has been engaged at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, since 2016 where he is currently employed and participates in the project "Crime in Serbia: Phenomenology, Risks and Opportunities of Social Intervention".

He has published several scientific papers in the country and abroad, and co-edited several scientific monographs. Aleksandar translated several professional, legal books from English into Serbian language and participated in a number of scientific conferences in the country and abroad.

Selected Bibliography

Stevanović, A. (2018). Značaj povezivanja organizovanih kriminalnih struktura i političke elite, Zbornik Instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, br. 1 XXXVII/2018, str. 115-129.

Stevanović, A. (2019). Lobbying and Corruption: comparative legal analysis of two notions, Journal of Eastern-European Criminal Law No. 1/2019. str 110-120.

Ignjatović, Đ., Stevanović. A. (ur.) (2018). „Organizovani kriminalitet – izbor tekstova“, Dosije, Beograd: Dosije.

Ignjatović, Đ., Stevanović. A. (ur.) (2019). „Organizovani kriminalitet – izbor tekstova II“, Beograd: Dosije.

Stevanović, A, Cvetković, D. (2019). Pojam i karakteristike privrednog kriminaliteta, Revija za kriminologiju i krivično pravo, 1/2019, str. 45-62.

aleksandar.stevanovic993@gmail.com
MA Svetlana Pavlović

Research Assistant

Biography

Svetlana Pavlović was born on January 3, 1996 in Užice. She graduated in Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade. Also, she holds master’s degree in Psychology at Faculty of Philosophy. Svetlana enrolled into the PhD studies at the same faculty in the academic year 2022/23. She completed several trainings for working with children and youth. During her studies, she did professional practice at the National Criminal Technical Center at the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Serbia. She is atten1ding an introductory course in Systemic Family Therapy.

During her undergraduate and master's studies, she has engaged as a at the Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation and at the Faculty of Security. She presently teaches at the Teacher Education Faculty in Belgrade with the title of a teaching associate. She has been employed by Petnica Science Center since 2015, first as a junior associate, and then as the head of the psychology program and the head of the Summer Science School, a program intended for elementary school students. She is currently in Petnica as an associate lecturer and a member of the Psychology Seminar Program Committee. Svetlana worked at institutions for the protection and care of children and young people from vulnerable groups by providing professional support in caregiving and educational needs. She was hired as a final exam evaluator for the State Matura pilot project.

Together with her colleagues, she published several papers in national and international scientific journals, and she presented her research at national and international scientific conferences. Her research interests mainly include psychology of individual differences, development and mental health of young people.

Selected Bibliography

Radanović, A., Micić, I., Pavlović, S., & Krstic, K. (2021). Don't Think That Kids Aren't Noticing: Indirect pathways to children's fear of COVID-19. Frontiers in psychology, 12, 531.

Radanović, A., Micić, I., Pavlović, S., & Krstić, K. (2021). Pandemic parenting: Predictors of quality of parental pandemic practices during COVID-19 lockdown in Serbia. Psihologija, 54(3), 323-345.

Cupać, Đ., Micić, I., Mijatović, N., Pavlović, S., & Stekić, K. (2019). Razvoj i validacija Multifacetnog inventara za samoprocenu psihopatije. Psihološka istraživanja, 22(1), 153-184.

Međedović, J., Romić, E., Batinić, N., Filipović, O., Bašić, Ð., Pavlović, S., ... & Cupać, Ð. (2019). Further development of the short psychopathy rating scale.

Pavlović, S. & Međedović J. (2022). Psychopathy traits in parents, evolutionary fitness, and reproductive motivation in their offspring. Presented at XXIII Psychology days in Zadar

pavlovic.sc@gmail.com
MA Teodora Gojković

Research Assistant

Biography

Teodora Gojković was born on May 16, 1999 in Belgrade, where she graduated from the “Đorđe Krstić” elementary school and the Fifteenth Belgrade High School. She enrolled in basic academic studies at the Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Belgrade in 2017, and completed her studies in 2021 as a student of the generation, with an average grade of 9.77 during her studies. In the same year, she enrolled in a master’s degree in Sociology, which she completed in 2022 with an average grade of 10.00, defending her master’s thesis on the topic “Religion and mental health in the age of a pandemic – adaptation of religious doctrines and practices of Muslim and Orthodox believers in Belgrade”. She is currently attending the first year of doctoral academic studies at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade.

From April to May 2022, she participated in the X round of the European Social Research as a field worker, on the basis of which the National Team of the European Social Research in Serbia awarded her a certificate. During the spring semester of 2023, she was engaged as a demonstrator in the Sociology of Rural Development course, and in fall semester of 2023, she is a demonstrator in the Sociology of the City. Since 2023, she has been employed at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade, as a researcher-intern.

During her undergraduate and master’s studies, she was a scholarship recipient of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development and the Fund for Young Talents of the Ministry of Youth and Sports – the “Dositeja” award, which is awarded to the best students in the final years of undergraduate and master’s studies. With her final master’s thesis, she applied for the “Dr Zoran Đinđić” award for the best graduate thesis, final thesis for master’s academic studies or master’s thesis in philosophical and sociological sciences in 2022, and on that occasion she was placed in the shortlist.

In a broader sense, her main area of interest is Social pathology – more precisely, the study of etiology, phenomenology and prevention of social deviations and mental disorders. In addition, she is also interested in the Sociology of religion, especially in domains where this discipline permeates and borders on social pathology.

She speaks English language fluently, and has basic knowledge of Russian language.

Selected Bibliography

Gojković, T. (2023). Religion and Mental Health During the Pandemic: Adaptation of the Religious Doctrine and Practice of Muslim and Orthodox Believers in Belgrade. In: The 8th Annual International Conference - Religious Education and Religiosity of Young People (Srebrno jezero, 8-9 September 2023): book of abstracts. Institute of Social Sciences, Belgrade, 59-60.

Gojković, T. (2023). Stigmatization and Suicidal Behavior Among the Elderly Population in Serbia. In: Elderly People and Discrimination: Prevention and Reaction. Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade; Vojvodina Bar Association, Novi Sad, 705-722.

Gojković, T. (2023). Teorijski osvrt na neke savremene debate u protestantskoj teologiji: Vladan Perišić, "Laste trećega jata: Ogledi o protestantskoj teologiji". Religija i tolerancija, XXI (39), 177-182.

teodoragojkovic9@gmail.com
MA Maša Marković

Research Assistant

Biography

Maša Marković was born on March 12, 1999, in Kragujevac, where she finished primary school and the First high school. She enrolled in basic academic studies in 2018 at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, and graduated on September 16, 2022, with an average grade of 9.70. As a student of the judicial-administrative module, she passed all exams in the field of criminal law with the highest grade. On October 5, 2023, she completed her master's studies in the criminal law module, focusing on Juvenile Criminal Law, with an average grade of 10.00, at the same faculty. In the academic year 2023/2024, she enrolled in the first year of doctoral studies, specializing in criminal law sciences, at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade.

Throughout all four years of her undergraduate studies, she was awarded commendations by the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade, for her outstanding academic achievements and knowledge acquisition. Additionally, she was a recipient of scholarships from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, as well as the "Dositeja" Scholarship from the Fund for Young Talents of Serbia, both during her undergraduate and master's academic studies. Furthermore, she won the award from the Section of Criminology of the Serbian Society for Criminal Law Theory and Practice for her paper titled "Prison Sentence in the 21st Century".

During her studies, as a delegated representative of the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade in 2022, she completed an internship in the Legislative Sector of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia. In 2023, she was part of the Security Policy Sector of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. Additionally, she gained practical experience in criminal law as a judicial intern at the Higher Court in Kragujevac. Since the beginning of 2024, as a scholarship recipient of the Fund for Young Talents of Serbia through the project "Talents in the Public Sector", she has been interning at the Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research. During the same period, she became a teaching associate at the Faculty of Law for Commerce and Judiciary in Novi Sad, Higher Education Unit in Belgrade, in the subjects of Criminal Procedure Law and Criminology.

Maša has published several papers in domestic and international journals and collections in the field of criminal law. She is a member of the Serbian Association of Law and the Chamber of Mediators of Serbia.

She speaks English and French.

Selected Bibliography

masa.markovic@yahoo.com

Dear colleagues who left us too early

Marina Hughson PhD

Principle Research Fellow

Biography
Selected Bibliography
marinablago@gmail.com
Boban Petrović PhD

Research Fellow

Biography

Boban Petrovic was born in 1978 and passed away on 28.03.2019. He was born in Surdulica, where he finished elementary school and gymnasium. He graduated in 2005, on Department for Psychology on Faculty of Philosophy of Belgrade University. He finished master studies in 2008 on the same Faculty. In the same year he started PhD studies under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Goran Knezevic, and currently hi is in the final year of studies.

His research interests are predominantly focused on the issues of individual differences in human behavior, especially personality and social attitudes, but also on the issues of social inclusion. He investigates the psychological determinants of amoral and antisocial behavior, but also the psychological basis of inter-group conflict and reconciliation.

Since March 2012, he has been working at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research in Belgrade, on the project Crime in Serbia: phenomenology, risks and opportunities of social intervention, as a research assistant. He is included in several national and international research projects, of which the most important are: Relationship between personality and schizotipy – metaanalysis (from 2011-), Many Labs 2: Investigating Variation in Replicability Across Sample and Setting (from 2014) and COST actions ISCH IS1106 - Offender supervision in Europe i ISCH 1107 - European Network of Conflict research (from 2013).

For more than ten years, he has been active in the NGO sector, dealing primarily with issues of social inclusion and development of social support services for people with disabilities and other socially excluded groups. He was hired as expert for issue of social inclusion by the Delegation of European Union to the Republic of Serbia, on the program Improving rights, employment and living conditions of refugees and internally displaced persons in Serbia. He has collaborated with the Institute for Social Protection, Belgrade, on the project Support to the establishment of services for children with disabilities and the development of indicators of social protection.

From 2009 to 2011, he worked as teaching assistant in the scientific field Research and measurement in psychology, at the Faculty of Applied Psychology, Belgrade. He is a member of Association for Psychological Science. He published 8 papers in international journals (M20), 7 articles in the national journals (M50), one paper in the category M40, 4 papers in the category M63, 17 abstracts at international conferences - M30 and 38 at national conferences - M64

Selected Bibliography

Petrovic, B., Medjedovic, J., Savic, M., & Zeleskov-Djoric, J. (2014). Predicting multiple criteria of criminal behavior with HEXACO domains and facets. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, S40.

Petrovic, B., Medjedovic, J., Zeleskov-Djoric, J., Savic, M., Lazarević, Lj. & Knežević, G. (2014). Individual differences in implicit affective associations to violence in prisoners. Paper presented on 17th European Conference of Personality, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Perović, A., Vuksanović, J., Petrović, B. & Avramovic-Ilic, I. (2014). The acquisition of passive in Serbian. Applied Psycholinguistics, 35(01), 1-26.

Petrović, B., Međedović, J. & Kujačić, D. (2014). Tipovi ličnosti u prostoru amorala i šizotipije: empirijska evidencija sa osuđeničkog i uzorka iz opšte populacije [Personality types in the space of amoral and schizotypy: empirical evidence from convicts' and the general population samples]. Zbornik instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja.

Međedović, J., & Petrović, B. D. (2013). Predictors of party evaluation in post-conflict society: The case of Serbia. Psihologija, 46(1), 27-43.

Petrović, B., & Međedović, J. (2012). Alternativni pogledi na psihopatiju: od patologije do adaptivne životne strategije [Alternative views on psychopathy: From pathology to adaptive life strategy]. Zbornik instituta za kriminološka i sociološka istraživanja, 31(1), 19-48.

Petrović, B., & Međedović, J. (2012). Personality roots of militant extremism. Paper presented on the international conference ''XVIII Psychology days in Zadar''. University of Zadar, Croatia.

Međedović, J., & Petrović, B. (2011). Personality traits, social attitudes and Ethos of conflict as predictors of party affiliation in Serbia. Paper presented on XII European Congress of psychology, Istanbul, Turkey.

bobanpetrovi@gmail.com
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