Tel. +38614203246
Mail mojca.plesnicar@pf.uni-lj.si
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mojca-m-plesni%C4%8Dar-1541483b/
Research gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mojca_Plesnicar
Orcid ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4686-0060

 

Areas of research: sentencing, punishment and decision-making processes in criminal justice, new technologies and criminal justice, marginalised groups (youth, women, foreigners) in criminology and criminal justice, violent crime, sexual crime.

Mojca is a research associate at the Institute of Criminology and an assistant professor in Criminology and Criminal law at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. She studied at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana and at the University of Oxford. Her research focuses on the topics of punishment, sentencing, and decision-making in criminal justice. She is an active member of the wider European research community and regularly contributes to improving the Slovenian criminal justice system.

Projects

Actual

Past

  • Shifting boundaries in criminology and criminal justice. Institute of Criminology for the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). 2017 – 2020.
  • Analysis of sexual offences case-law. Institute of Criminology for Ministry of Justice. 2019. Head researcher.
  • The social climate in prisons in Slovenia. Institute of Criminology for the Slovenian Prisons Administration. 2016 – 2019. Head researcher.
  • Perspectives of greater security on Slovenian roads. Institute of Criminology for the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) and the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency (AVP). 2018 – 2019.
  • Crimmigration: between human rights and control: Peace Institute and Institute of Criminology for the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). 2016 – 2018.
  • No means no: a more sensible approach to sexual crime, Student innovative projects for improving society 2016-2020. Institute of Criminology and Faculty of Law, funded by the Ministry of education and European social funds. Supervisor.
  • Tough, but fair? Punishment in Slovenia since its independence. Institute of Criminology for the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). 2016 – 2018. Post-doc.
  • Security in road traffic. Institute of Criminology for the Slovenian Traffic Safety Agency (AVP). 2017 – 2018.
  • Law in the age of big data: Regulating privacy, transparency, secrecy and other competing values in the 21st century. Institute of Criminology for the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS). 2014 – 2017.
  • A systemic approach to peer violence in educational institutions – model and guidelines, Institute of Criminology for the Norway financial mechanism (Norway Grants). 2015 – 2016:. Communication officer.
  • Rehabilitation and mutual recognition – practice concerning EU law on transfer of persons sentenced or awaiting trial: Slovenian national report, Institute of Criminology for the European Human Rights Agency (FRA). 2015.
  • Migrants and their descendants: social inclusion and participation in society: Slovenian national report, Institute of Criminology for FRA. 2015. Head researcher.
  • Biometric data in large EU IT systems in the areas of borders, visa and asylum – fundamental rights implications: Slovenian national report, Institute of Criminology for FRA. 2015.
  • Study on minimum sanctions in EU Member States; ECORYS and ECLAN for the EC (DG Justice). 2014: research on legislated and sentenced minimum sentences. National rapporteur.

Selected publications

2021

  • VAN WINGERDEN, Sigrid, MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. (2021, upcoming). AI and sentencing: Humans against the machine. In J. Ryberg & J. V. Roberts (Eds.), Sentencing and Artificial Intelligence. Oxford University Press.
  • FILIPČIČ, Katja, DROBNJAK, Marko, MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, BERTOK, Eva. (2021, upcoming). Intimnopartnersko nasilje v času pandemije covid-19. Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo. jan.-mar. 2021, letn. 72, št. 1, str. 65-78. ISSN 0034-690X.
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. (2021). Zapor [46. člen]. In Kazenski zakonik (KZ-1) s komentarjem [splošni del]. Lexpera, GV založba, 2021, pp. 687-699.
  • AMBROŽ, Matjaž, MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Namen Kaznovanja [45.a člen]. In Kazenski Zakonik (KZ-1) s komentarjem [splošni del], Lexpera, GV založba, 2021, pp. 679–87.
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, AMBROŽ, Matjaž. Temeljne določbe o izvrševanju kazenskih sankcij [85. – 89. člen]. In Kazenski zakonik (KZ-1) s komentarjem [splošni del], Lexpera, GV založba, 2021, pp. 1022–48.

2020

  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, ŠARF, Pika. ‘This Web Page Should Not Exist’: A Case Study of Online Shaming in Slovenia. V: TROTTIER, Daniel (ur.), GABDULHAKOV, Rashid (ur.), HUANG, Qian (ur.). Introducing Vigilant Audiences, Cambridge: OpenBook Publishers, 2020. Str. 187-214. DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0200.
  • ŠUGMAN STUBBS, Katja, MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Psihološki vidiki sodniškega odločanja: od objektivnosti k subjektivnosti in spet nazaj. Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo. jul.-sep. 2020, letn. 71, št. 3, str. 194-207. ISSN 0034-690X. [COBISS.SI-ID 40727811]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, ZAVRŠNIK, Aleš, ŠARF, Pika. Fighting impunity with new tools : how big data, algorithms, machine learning and AI shape the new era of criminal justice. V: MARIN, Luisa (ur.), MONTALDO, Stefano (ur.). The fight against impunity in EU law. Oxford; New York: Hart Publishing, 2020. Str. [257]-275. Hart studies in European Criminal Law, vol. 11. ISBN 978-1-50992-687-9. [COBISS.SI-ID 45998851]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, BRIŠKI, Lora. Spreminjanje kaznovanja skozi štiri dimenzije. V: SALECL, Renata (ur.). Premeščanje mej v kriminologiji in kriminalitetni politiki. V Ljubljani: Inštitut za kriminologijo pri Pravni fakulteti, 2020. Str. 439-480, 515-516, 523-524. ISBN 978-961-6503-34-1. [COBISS.SI-ID 43545859]

2019

  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, HAFNER, Miha. Giustizia riparativa e mediazione penale. V: VALENTINI, Cristiana (ur.), et al. La vittima nel ʺnuovo mondoʺ della mediazione penale : profili di un’assenza. 1a ed. Canterano: Aracne, 2019. Str. 105-127, graf. prikazi. ISBN 978-88-255-2481-9. DOI: 10.4399/97888255248198. [COBISS.SI-ID 2184014]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, KUKAVICA, Jaka. Punishing the alien : the sentencing of foreign offenders in Slovenia. Dve domovini : razprave o izseljenstvu. [Tiskana izd.]. 2019, [št.] 49, str. 27-50, graf. prikazi. ISSN 0353-6777. DOI: 10.3986/dd.v0i49.7252. [COBISS.SI-ID 2120270]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, DROBNJAK, Marko. Kaznovanje in kaznovalna politika v Sloveniji : konceptualni premiki in praktične posledice. Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo. apr.-jun. 2019, letn. 70, št. 2, str. 119-128, graf. prikazi. ISSN 0034-690X. https://www.policija.si/images/stories/Publikacije/RKK/PDF/2019/RKK_2-2019.pdf. [COBISS.SI-ID 3727594]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Zakaj drugačna obravnava zapornic?. V: DRENIK BAVDEK, Simona (ur.), PAVLIN, Peter (ur.), TADIČ, Darja (ur.). O posebnem položaju žensk v zaporih : prispevki in izbrani mednarodni akti : zbornik ob 40-letnici Konvencije o odpravi vseh oblik diskriminacije žensk. Ljubljana: Ministrstvo za pravosodje, 2019. Str. 41-58. ISBN 978-961-93175-2-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 2179406]

2018

  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, ŠUGMAN STUBBS, Katja. Subjectivity, algorithms and the courtroom. V: ZAVRŠNIK, Aleš (ur.). Big data, crime and social control. London [i. e.] Abingdon; New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. Str. 154-175. Routledge frontiers of criminal justice, 50. ISBN 978-1-138-22745-3. [COBISS.SI-ID 1996366], [Scopus do 10. 8. 2020: št. citatov (TC): 1, čistih citatov (CI): 1]
  • TRIPKOVIĆ, Milena, MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Women, crime rates and punishment : a global view. V: MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca (ur.), ŠELIH, Alenka (ur.), FILIPČIČ, Katja (ur.). Ženske in kriminaliteta : značilnosti ženske kriminalitete in družbeno odzivanje nanjo. Ljubljana: Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti: Inštitut za kriminologijo pri Pravni fakulteti, 2018. Str. 9-23, 189, 195, graf. prikazi. Razprave, 36. ISBN 978-961-268-059-6. [COBISS.SI-ID 2072910]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Kaznovanje žensk v Sloveniji. V: MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca (ur.), ŠELIH, Alenka (ur.), FILIPČIČ, Katja (ur.). Ženske in kriminaliteta : značilnosti ženske kriminalitete in družbeno odzivanje nanjo. Ljubljana: Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti: Inštitut za kriminologijo pri Pravni fakulteti, 2018. Str. 135-149, 192-193, 198-199, graf. prikazi. Razprave, 36. ISBN 978-961-268-059-6. [COBISS.SI-ID 2074190]

Older

  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Postopek odločanja o sankcijah. Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo. jul.-sep. 2017, letn. 68, št. 3, str. 258-268. ISSN 0034-690X. [COBISS.SI-ID 2008654]
  • FILIPČIČ, Katja, MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Slovenia. V: DECKER, Scott H. (ur.), MARTEACHE SOLANS, Nerea (ur.). International handbook of juvenile justice. 2nd ed. Cham: Springer, cop. 2017. Str. 395-419, tabele. ISBN 978-3-319-45088-9, ISBN 978-3-319-45090-2. [COBISS.SI-ID 1962574]
  • ROBERTS, Julian V., MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Sentencing, legitimacy, and public opinion. V: MEŠKO, Gorazd (ur.), TANKEBE, Justice (ur.). Trust and legitimacy in criminal justice : European perspectives. Cham [etc.]: Springer, cop. 2015. Str. 33-51, tabele. ISBN 978-3-319-09812-8. [COBISS.SI-ID 1741134]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Dobri in manj dobri razlogi za razlike v kaznovanju. Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo. apr.-jun. 2015, letn. 66, št. 2, str. 116-127. ISSN 0034-690X. [COBISS.SI-ID 14463825]
  • PETROVEC, Dragan, MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. The societal impact and role of imprisonment : an example from Slovenia. V: CARROLL, Eoin (ur.), WARNER, Kevin (ur.). Re-imagining imprisonment in Europe : effects, failures and the future. Dublin: Liffey Press, cop. 2014. Str. 71-89. ISBN 978-1-908308-56-6. [COBISS.SI-ID 1720654]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. The individualization of punishment : sentencing in Slovenia. European journal of criminology : journal of the European Society of Criminology. 2013, vol. 10, no. 4, str. 462-478, tabele. ISSN 1477-3708. DOI: 10.1177/1477370812469858. [COBISS.SI-ID 1642062]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Odločanje o sankcijah o kontinentalnih pravnih ureditvah. V: AMBROŽ, Matjaž (ur.), FILIPČIČ, Katja (ur.), ZAVRŠNIK, Aleš (ur.). Zbornik za Alenko Šelih : kazensko pravo, kriminologija, človekove pravice = Essays in honour of Alenka Šelih : criminal law, criminology, human rights. 1. natis. Ljubljana: Inštitut za kriminologijo pri Pravni fakulteti: Pravna fakulteta: Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti, 2013. Str. 313-330, tabele. ISBN 978-961-6503-23-5. [COBISS.SI-ID 1660494]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Iz sodnikovih v tožilčeve roke? : vpliv pogajanj o sankcijah na kaznovanje. Zbornik znanstvenih razprav. [Tiskana izd.]. 2013, letn. 73, str. 83-104, 292-293. ISSN 1854-3839. [COBISS.SI-ID 13422929]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca (ur.), et al. Nežnejši spol? : ženske, nasilje in kazenskopravni sistem. Ljubljana: Inštitut za kriminologijo pri Pravni fakulteti, 2012. Str. 51-84, tabele. ISBN 978-961-6503-20-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 1549134]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Namen kaznovanja in njegov vpliv na odločanje o sankcijah. Zbornik znanstvenih razprav. [Tiskana izd.]. 2012, letn. 72, str. 181-210, 314-315. ISSN 1854-3839. [COBISS.SI-ID 12804945]

 Link to full bibliography

Selected conferences and lectures

2021

  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Towards a map of sentencing. Invited lecture, Crime, Justice and Society lecture series, University of Edinburgh, Faculty of Law, 1 February 2021, online:

2020

2019

  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, HAFNER, Miha, ŠUGMAN STUBBS, Katja. Sentencing your equals : the role of prejudice in decision-making : prispevek na konferenci Cultures of Sentencing Conference, Sentencing & Penal Decision-Making, European Working Group, Faculty of Law, Charles University, Praga, 30.-31. maj 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 2183246]
  • PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Shades of sanity and their reflection in sentencing. V: Crimes against humans and crimes against humanity : implications for modern criminology. Eurocrim 2018, 18th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Sarajevo, 29. 8.-1. 9. 2018. Sarajevo: European Society of Criminology. 2018, f. 1. http://win.fkn.unsa.ba/Home/OralPresentation?title=051. [COBISS.SI-ID 2071630]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. How does sentencing procedure shape sentencing decisions? : predavanje na Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, 8th August 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 2182222]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Deconstructing Remorse through the Courts : prispevek na kongresu Linking Generations for Global Justice, Oñati, Španija, 19. – 21. junij 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 2182734]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. “Ne pomeni ne”, ustreznejša obravnava spolne kriminalitete : predavanje na strokovnem posvetu Samo ja pomeni ja – zagate na področju preprečevanja in ustavljanja spolnega nasilja, Fakulteta za socialno delo, Ljubljana, 25. 11. 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 2163790]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Sankcioniranje spolne kriminalitete : prispevek na 12. konferenci kazenskega prava in kriminologije, Portorož, GH Bernardin, 3. in 4. december 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 2180686]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. La normativa e l’esperienza di Giustizia Riparativa in Slovenia : prispevek na konferenci Giustizia riparativa vittima – autore di reato – comunità, Norme ed esperienze Italiane ed Europee a confronto, Auditorium Palazzo della Gran Guardia, Verona, 10. december 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 2182990]

2018

  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Delivering justice in an age of algorithims. V: Redesigning justice : promoting civil rights, trust and fairness. Oxford: Howard League for Penal Reform, 2018. Str. 85-86. [COBISS.SI-ID 2068814]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, SKOČAJ, Danijel. The predicament of decision-making in machines and humans. V: Machine ethics and machine law : Jagiellonian University, November 18, 2016 – November 19, 2016 Cracow, Poland : e-proceedings. [S. l.: s. n.], 2016. Str. 1-3. [COBISS.SI-ID 1537320643]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Remorse in homicide cases. V: Remorse & responsibility in the constructions of the ʹidealʹ defendant : comparing cultural expectations in criminal process : abstracts. Cardiff: Cardiff University, 2018. Str. 41-44. [COBISS.SI-ID 2069326]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, HAFNER, Miha, ŠUGMAN STUBBS, Katja. The use of vignettes in sentencing research : prispevek na workshop Methods and Data in Sentencing Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, 11. in 12. julij 2019. [COBISS.SI-ID 2183502]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Umori po slovensko : prispevek na Nacionalni kriminološki konferenci ʺNasilje, kultura in kapitalizemʺ, 29. november 2018, Inštitut za kriminologijo pri Pravni fakulteti v Ljubljani. [COBISS.SI-ID 2110286]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Individualisation as a process : prispevek na simpoziju Individualisation in the Sentencing and Penal Decision-Making Process, European Working Group, Leiden, 19.-20. april, 2018. [COBISS.SI-ID 2067790]

Older

  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, HAFNER, Miha. Sentencing those who kill : patterns and trends in sentencing for homicide in Slovenia in the past 25 years. V: Abstracts. Eurocrim 2017, 17th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Cardiff, 13-16 Sep. 2017. Cardiff: European Society of Criminology, 2017. Str. [143]. [COBISS.SI-ID 2002766]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. The alluring promise of objectivity : big data in criminal justice. V: Big data : new challenges for law and ethics : international scientific conference, 22 – 23 May 2017, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Ljubljana: Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law: Slovenian Research Agency, 2017. Str. 32. [COBISS.SI-ID 1980750]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca, WINGERDEN, Sigrid Geralde Clara van, SCHUYT, Pauline. Explaining trends in imprisonment rates : the ʺusual suspectʺ and two opposing pathways. V: Reducing the use of imprisonment in sentencing & penal decision-making : a european conference, Thursday 8th – Friday 9th June 2017, Edinburgh, Scotland : abstracts. Glasgow: University of Strathclyde: Strathclyde Centre for Law, Crime & Justice, 2017. Str. [27]. [COBISS.SI-ID 1981518]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Lessons from an exceptional penal past : what should be resurrected? : prispevek na konferenci Justice nad Penal Reform: Re-shaping the penal landscape, 16. – 18. marec 2016, Keble College, Oxford. [COBISS.SI-ID 1960014]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. A discussion towards an ideal sysem of mitigation : prispevek na simpoziju The Role of Mitigation in the Sentencing and Penal Decision-Making Process, European Working Group, Ljubljana, 9. – 10. junij 2016. [COBISS.SI-ID 1959502]
  • MIHELJ PLESNIČAR, Mojca. Remnants from the past : a rehabilitative juvenile system : predavanje na International Seminar on Working with young adult offenders, Lillestrøm, Norway, 31st August – 1st September 2016. [COBISS.SI-ID 1936974]

Teaching

  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law, several courses in the doctoral study of Criminology, course Law and Psychology
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Translation Studies, course Translation of professional and scientific texts
  • University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Education, Social pedagogy, course Penology