Criminology and Victimology

Course titleCriminology and Victimology
Number of ECTS credits6 Igor Vuletić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 Radićeva 17, prizemlje
Telephone+385 31 224 500 Barbara Herceg Pakšić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 64/13
Telephone+385 31 224 564
Course content

The objectives of the course are to acquaint students with the systematically presented knowledge of criminology, to present and explain the basic concepts and determinants of criminology and victimology, to develop the ability to discuss and think critically about criminological phenomena. The content of the course is divided into three parts that include the following topics: First part: introduction to criminology, subject of criminology, methods of criminology: statistics, self-expression, self-experience, victimization, case study, self-experienced victimization, experiment, observation, criminological profiling, criminal prognostics, definition of criminology, relation of criminology with other criminal sciences Second part: learning about the manifestations of criminal behavior, crimes of violence: murder, sexual crimes, violence between intimate partners, violence against children, robbery, terrorism, hate crimes, other selected crimes of violence, property crime, drug abuse, organized crime, corruption and money laundering, cybercrime, phenomenological peculiarities of certain groups of delinquents: juvenile delinquency, delinquency of persons with mental disorders, delinquency of women, delinquency of the elderly, recidivism Third part: criminological theories on the causes of criminal behavior, introduction to criminological theories, the first criminological discourses, positivist theory, ecological theories, anomie theory, labeling theory, differential association theory, theory of genetic predisposition to criminal behavior, radical criminology, other criminological theories

Course learning outcomes

After completing and passing the course, the student will be able to: Explain and describe the subject and methods of criminology, Categorize and analyze the manifestations of criminal behavior., Present and analyze criminological theories on the causes of criminal behavior, Apply previous knowledge to example analysis, Explain victimological scientific knowledge of selected topics,

☑ Lectures
☐ Seminars and workshops
☐ Exercises
☐ Independent tasks
☐ Multimedia and internet
☐ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☐ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☑ Oral exam
☐ Written exam
☐ Colloquium
Students are required to attend at least 70% classes
Required reading
Davor Derenčinović, Anna-Maria Getoš. Uvod u kriminologiju s osnovama kaznenog prava. 2008. Pravni fakultet Zagreb
Željko Horvatić. Osnove kriminologije. 1998. Ministarstvo unutarnjih poslova Republike Hrvatske, Policijska akademija
Zvonimir Šeparović. Viktimologija : studije o žrtvama . 1998. Informator
Zvonimir Šeparović, Ksenija Turković. Žrtve zločina u Hrvatskoj, Međunarodni projekt istraživanja žrtava zločina. 1997. Hrvatski ljetopis za kazneno pravo i praksu, br. 2/1997
Ksenija Turković. Međunarodno istraživanje žrtava zločina: stope i trendovi u kretanju kriminaliteta u Republici Hrvatskoj. 2002. Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu, br. 6/2002.
Optional reading
Mladen Singer, Irma Kovčo Vukadin, Irena Cajner-Mraović. Kriminologija. 2002. Zagreb : Globus : Edukacijsko-rehabilitacijski fakultet
Mike Magurie, Rod Morgan, Robert Reiner. The Oxford Handbook of Criminology. 2002. Oxford University Press