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Epidemiološka kriminologija
Epidemiological Criminology

Author(s): Đorđe Ignjatović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Sociološko udruženje Srbije i Crne Gore
Keywords: Criminology; epidemiology; public haelth; offenders; penal institutions

Summary/Abstract: Paper deals with one of so-called „new criminologies“ – specific amalgam composed by criminological and epidemiological experiences. First of all, the author points the main characteristics of these two sciences and their connections. After such explanations, he give examples of famous research in the field of ‘epidemiological criminology’. They show how many important issues in criminology has been neglected until the end of the twentieth century (evaluation of penal policy from the standpoint of epidemiology, health status of inmates, suicides in penitentiary institutions, as well as corporate victimization of the general public). This may be of particular importance for the development of criminology in Serbia where several topics for are repeated in scientific papers. The author, however, opposes the constitution of a special sientific discipline – ‘epidemiological criminology’ because he belives that criminology is the unique science with specific subject and methodology.

  • Issue Year: 57/2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 205-218
  • Page Count: 14