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Born in 1982 in Osijek, Croatia. Graduated law at the Faculty of Law Osijek (Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek) in 2006. Defended PhD thesis at the Faculty of Law Zagreb (University of Zagreb, Croatia) in 2011.
Works at the Department of Criminal Sciences, Faculty of Law Osijek since 2006, currently as an associate professor of substantive criminal law.
Attended an international specialization course “Human Trafficking for Commercial Sexual Exploitation” at the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (Siracusa, Italy). Awarded with Max Planck fellowship for study visit to Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany (Feb 2011). He was guest researcher at the Institute of Criminology in Cambridge, UK (Mar 2013), Faculty of Law at Complutense University in Madrid (2015) and at the Beazley Institute of Health Law, Loyola University Chicago, USA (Aug 2019).
Vice- dean of Research Centre for European Criminal Law at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China (since 2016). Visiting professor at Anhui Normal University in Wuhu, China (since 2019). Member of an expert group appointed by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for drafting a handbook for prevention of violence against women and children (2018).
The main field of scientific interest is focused on substantive criminal law issues, especially on sexual offences and sexual violence against women and children, medical criminal law, and recently on the impact of autonomous intelligence on criminal law. Author of over 40 articles and co-author of one scientific book.