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Violence in the Balkans

First findings from the Balkan Homicide Study

Authors: Getos Kalac, Anna-Maria

    • The first volume using original empirical data from the Balkan Homicide study
      • Performs analysis from 3000 case files from 6 Balkans countries
        • Addresses prosecution case files as well as judicial case files, enabling methodological and phenomenological investigation into the nature of (lethal) violence in the Balkans
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        This is the first volume to offer an in-depth look at (lethal) violence in the Balkans. The Balkans Homicide Study analyses 3,000 (attempted) homicide cases from Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Slovenia. Shedding light on a region long neglected in terms of empirical violence research, the study at hand asks:
        - What types of homicides occur in the Balkans?- Who are the perpetrators and what motivates them?- Who are the victims and what potential protective factors are on their side?- Why do prosecutors dismiss homicide investigations? 
        Amongst other questions and considerations, this brief discusses regional commonalities throughout the Balkans in view of their cultural,historical and normative context. Dismantling negative stereotypes of a growing and thriving Balkan society, this volume will be of interest to researchers in the Balkans, researchers of post-conflict regions, and those interested in the nature of homicide and its motivation, prevention, and various criminal justice approaches.

        About the authors

        Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac heads the transdisciplinary Violence Research Lab and regional Balkan Criminology Network at University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law, where she holds a tenured professorship and has been teaching criminology, victimology, penology and basics of criminal law since 2006. She thus teaches as appointed Professeur Invité at University of Lausanne’s School of Criminal Sciences and at Sciences Po in Paris. She works on topics such as violence research; organized crime, criminal state capture and (academic) corruption; terrorism and radicalization; crime (policy) in transitional societies; crime statistics; ISRD3 and ISRD4 Croatia. Back in 2012 she initiated the Max Planck Society funded Balkan Criminology research group which has meanwhile managed to revive criminological research in Croatia and the Balkans - the Balkan Homicide Study is one of the group’s major achievements. She earned her LL.M. (2004) and Dr.iur. (2010) from the Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, while conducting criminological research at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law.

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        Bibliographic Information

        Bibliographic Information
        Book Title
        Violence in the Balkans
        Book Subtitle
        First findings from the Balkan Homicide Study
        Authors
        Series Title
        SpringerBriefs in Criminology
        Copyright
        2021
        Publisher
        Springer International Publishing
        Copyright Holder
        The Author(s)
        eBook ISBN
        978-3-030-74494-6
        DOI
        10.1007/978-3-030-74494-6
        Softcover ISBN
        978-3-030-74493-9
        Series ISSN
        2192-8533
        Edition Number
        1
        Number of Pages
        VI, 95
        Number of Illustrations
        1 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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