15 / BALKAN CRIMINOLOGY


Crime and Criminology in the Balkans

5 – 9 October 2015   print this page

Course directors:

Almir Maljević, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Hans-Joerg Albrecht, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
Michael Kilchling, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
John Winterdyke, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada


Course description:

The course provides in-depth and up-to-date knowledge about the state of art in crime research in the Balkans, while introducing its participants to the basics of criminological methodology, phenomenology and etiology. It is part of the overall scientific programme of the Max Planck Partner Group for ‘Balkan Criminology’ - MPPG (www.balkan-criminology.eu)which is jointly established between the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg/Germany (www.mpicc.de) and the Faculty of Law - University of Zagreb/Croatia (www.pravo.hr) and funded by Germany’s leading research foundation - the Max Planck Society (www.mpg.de). The course serves as a platform for the dissimenation of criminological expertise gathered through the MPPG scientific activities: The MPPG research focuses (Violence, Organized Crime and Illegal Markets; Feelings and Perceptions of (In)Security and Crime; International Sentencing), as well as the expertise gathered at the annual conferences. This concept of transforming newest research findings and expertise from and for the region into transmittable knowledge for course participants ensures a holistic approach that combines education with science and research. The added value for course participants is, besides the knowledge itself, the networking opportunity with colleagues from the region and the possibility to present their PhD/Master/Diploma thesis before internationally and regionally renown experts.

The programme will offer 4 ECTS credits via the attendance certificate issued by the course director and IUC Dubrovnik (latest as of the academic year 2015/2016), which are recognized by the Zagreb Faculty of Law. Precondition is the regular attendance of the course and the deliverance of a participant presentation in oral and written form.

The Course fee for participants is 150 Euro which include enrolment, participation in the lectures and student materials. Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements and cover these costs - formal invitation letters for scholarship applications may be sent to dedicated participants. The fee must be paid in advance by wire transfer. Further information on payment of the fee will be sent with the registration confirmation. In addition to the Course fee, all participants are required to pay a 40,00 Euro fee to the IUC Dubrovnik upon arrival.

For early registration by 15th June 2015, a reduced early bird fee of 100 Euro is available. The course manger can provide help with organizing travel and accommodation arrangements.

The on-line application procedure is open until the 14th September 2015.


Course lecturers:

Eszter Timar, Central European University, Hungary
Gorazd Meško, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Almir Maljević, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Reana Bezić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Aleksandar Maršavelski, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Karlo Ressler, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Hans-Joerg Albrecht, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
Marcelo F. Aebi, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael Kilchling, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
John Winterdyke, Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
Andrea Roxana Ilie, University of Bucharest, Romania
Eszter Sarik, National institute of Criminology, Hungary
Tuba Topcuoglu, University of Istanbul, Turkey
Gregory Riley-Smith, British Embassy, United Kingdom
Paul Knepper, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Fabian Zhilla, Canadian Institute of Technology, Canada
Vesna Ratković, University of Mediteran, Montenegro