Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac

Head of Violence Research Lab Zagreb

Anna-Maria Getos Kalac (PhD Freiburg, 2010; LL.M. Freiburg, 2004) holds a tenured associate professorship at University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law, where she has been teaching criminology, victimology, penology and basics of criminal law since 2006. In 2018 she has been appointed Professeur Invité at University of Lausanne’s School of Criminal Sciences, whereas she just completed an extended research stay at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg as foreign visiting professor (09/2017-10/2019).

Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac back in 2012 initiated the Max Planck Society funded Balkan Criminology research group and has meanwhile managed to revive criminological research in Croatia and the Balkans, thereby re-focusing European criminological attention back to Southeast Europe. The relevant three major “mappings” cover core areas of the criminological landscape of the Balkans: criminology, victimology and penology (Balkan Criminology Book Series). More recently she has conducted the Balkan Homicide Study in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, which focuses on (lethal) violence in 8 states of the region. As of 2018 she has been successfully heading a transdisciplinary Violence Research Lab in Croatia, chairs the ESC working group “European Violence Monitor”, and has thus worked on topics such as terrorism, political violence and radicalisation; fear of crime and punitivity; crime policy reform in transitional societies; organised crime, criminal state capture and corruption; Croatian and regional crime statistics, incl. European Sourcebook of crime and criminal justice statistics; ISRD3 Croatia; restorative justice.

For more detailed information on Prof. Dr. Getoš Kalac’s background and expertise please see her full CV.

Education

  1. 2010

    PhD

    Albert Ludwig University, Faculty of Law in Freiburg/Germany, summa cum laude
  2. 2004

    Master

    Albert Ludwig University, Faculty of Law in Freiburg/Germany, summa cum laude
  3. 2002

    Diploma

    Police Academy, High Police School in Zagreb/Croatia, summa cum laude