The Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law was established in 1954. It was the first criminological institute in former Yugoslavia and one of the oldest criminological institutes in Europe.

Renata Salecl
Renata SaleclResearcher
Fields of research: criminology and psychoanalysis, law and psychoanalysis, philosophy, sociology of culture, political culture, culture and violence
Matjaž Jager
Matjaž JagerDirector
Fields of research: criminology and philosophy of criminal law
Dragan Petrovec
Dragan PetrovecResearcher
Fields of research: penology, punishment and corrections, treatment of offenders, crime policy, philosophy of punishment
Aleš Završnik
Aleš ZavršnikResearcher
Fields of research: criminology, criminal law, philosophy of law, psychology and law, law and psychoanalysis, post-structural analysis of law, crime and technology, cybercrime
Mojca M. Plesnicar
Mojca M. PlesnicarResearcher
Fields of research: sentencing, criminology, penology, criminal procedure, psychology and law
Zoran Kanduč
Zoran KandučResearcher
Fields of research: theoretical criminology structural violence
Vasja Badalič
Vasja BadaličResearcher
Fields of research: structuralism, political philosophy, social philosophy
Miha Hafner
Miha HafnerResearcher
Fields of research: criminal procedure, criminology, psychology and law
Katja Simončič
Katja SimončičYoung researcher
Field of research: criminology
Pika Šarf
Pika ŠarfYoung researcher
Fields of research: criminal law and technology, cybercrime, privacy and personal data protection.
Marko Drobnjak
Marko Drobnjakyoung researcher
Fields of research: language and law (legal language, legal discourse), forensic linguistics, computational linguistics, speech perception, media and criminology, penology

Professional staff of Institute of Criminology is led by the director. It consists of senior researchers, part-time researches, external collaborates, junior researchers. Researchers hold a Ph.D with various internal titles such as senior scientific counselor, senior scientific fellows and scientific fellows. Junior researchers hold bachelor’s degree or master’s degree are part of the institute wihile pursuing a Ph.D. The rest of the staff consists of library and administration staff.

Part-time researchers

Visiting scholars

  • Noah Charney, Ph.D. University of Ljubljana, Founding Director of ARCA – Association for Research into Crimes against Art, St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Cary H. Federman, Ph.D. (2005-2006), Montclair State University, New Jersey, ZDA, štipendist fundacije Fulbright
  • Insa Haertel, Ph.D. (2006), Universitaet Bremen, Wissenschaftliche Assistentin
  • Edgar Tijhuis, Ph.D. (2006), University of Leiden, Netherlands. ARCA – Association for Research into Crimes against Art, Amelia, Italy. Katschberg Consulting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

We are cooperating with the Faculty of Law of the University of Sarajevo within the framework of the bilateral cooperation project financed by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS).