SpringerBriefs in Criminology
cover
Open Access This content is freely available online to anyone, anywhere at any time.

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
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74494-6
  • The ebook is not yet available online.
Softcover $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: July 29, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74493-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
About this book

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.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74494-6
  • The ebook is not yet available online.
Softcover $24.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: July 29, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-74493-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
Loading...

Services for this Book

Recommended for you

Loading...

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
Topics