Research Projects

The Institute of Criminal Justice and Security Research

The task of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security Research is to carry out research in the field of criminal justice. This task includes examination and development of theories, structure, processes and procedures, causes and consequences of societal responses to criminality, delinquency and other security issues. In terms of content, research areas of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security Research overlap those in the Faculty’s study programmes.

The Institute’s research work is done in the form of basic, applied, development and other projects and consultancy services that constitute part of the national research programme. In addition, the Institute also carries out scientific research and other activities outside the scope of this programme.

Gorazd Meško
Gorazd  Meško Ph.D.

Head of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security Research

Research Programme

SECURITY AND SAFETY IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES (2015-2018)
programme leader: prof. dr. Gorazd Meško

Basic Projects

LEGITIMACY AND LEGALITY OF POLICING, CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND EXECUTION OF PENAL SANCTIONS (2013-2016)
project leader: prof. dr. Gorazd Meško

COOPERATION NETWORKS IN SLOVENE SCIENCE (2013-2016)
project leader: prof. dr. Anuška Ferligoj; FCJS researcher: dr. Matevž Bren, associate professor

International Projects

LEGITIMACY OF POLICING AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE – COMPARATIVE PROSPECTIVES - Scientific Research Programme between Republic of Slovenia and United States of America (2014-2015)

LEGITIMACY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF PENAL SYSTEMS IN RUSSIA AND SLOVENIA – Scientific Research Programme between Republic of Slovenia and Russia (2014-2015)

LEGITIMACY OF POLICING AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN SLOVENIA AND SERBIA - COMPERATIVE PERSPECTIVES – Scientific Research Programme between Republic of Slovenia and Serbia (2014-2015)


FCJS and its Institute carried out a numerous research projects on the national and the international level:

  • ARIEL - ASSESSING THE RISK OF THE INFILTRATION OF ORGANIZED CRIME IN EU MSS LEGITIMATE (2013-2015); project leader: prof. dr. Gorazd Meško. More information
  • EFUS – EUROPEAN FORUM FOR URBAN SECURITY (from 2012). More information
  • URBIS - URBAN MANAGER FOR SECURITY, SAFETY AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT (od 2012); project coordinator: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency; project leader: prof. dr. Gorazd Meško. More information
  • environmental crime – criminological, crime preventive, psychological and legal aspects;
  • research on the prevention of crime in Slovenia (local level) and cooperation in CRIMPREV – assessing deviance, crime and prevention in Europe: new challenges and evolutions of crime and deviant behaviours in Europe;
  • project Daphne II (Pathways to Survive Stalking for Women Victims) was the first research on stalking, allowing for comparability of data within the European framework;
  • project Daphne III (Protecting Women from the New Crime of Stalking: a Comparison of Legislative Approaches within the EU), the first such research on the European level on legal issues of how to deal with stalking in EU;
  • a project of the Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research: Conditionality, Corruption and Informal Institutions: an Analysis of Corruption in The Spheres of Public Procurement, Partly Funding, Lobbying and the Judiciary in the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania;
  • protection of judges and courts;
  • analysses on the distribution patterns of some deviant behaviors in Ljubljana;
  • road traffic accident participants’ and road traffic code offenders’ assessments of and views on procedures performed by police officers;
  • property crime offenders’ assessments of and views on procedures performed by police officers and crime investigators;
  • border area residents’ assessments of and views on procedures performed by police officers at the Schengen border;
  • research on viewpoints on police work;
  • job satisfaction in the police;
  • research on road traffic accident participants’ and road traffic code offenders’ assessments and views;
  • police and private security companies in the process of providing internal safety and security; and
  • an analysis and amendments of the Slovenian education system while discussing violence issues in the light of drug abuse.