Research Identification Number: 273705

Lucija Sokanović

Head of Violence Research Lab Split


Lucija Sokanović is Assistant Professor at the Chair for Criminal Law, University of Split, Croatia, where she lecturers in Criminal Law, Commercial Criminal Law, Environmental Criminal Law and Sport Criminal Law. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Split in 2000 and received her PhD in 2014 at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb with the thesis of “Fraud in Criminal Law" under the mentorship of Prof. Dr. Davor Derenčinović. She was awarded the Dean Award for outstanding success in the study. She passed the Bar Exam in 2002. From 2000 to 2004 she worked as a Judicial Trainee and a Judicial Advisor at the Municipal Court in Kaštel Lukšić and the Commercial Court in Split. Since 2004 he has been employed as a research fellow, assistant, senior assistant and assistant professor at the Faculty of Law – University of Split. She has been professionally trained at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg and the Freie Universität in Berlin, the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Siracusa, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science in Amsterdam. Dr. Sokanović is author and co-author of scientific papers in Croatian, English and German in the field of Criminal law and has lectured at domestic and international scientific conferences in the Republic of Croatia and abroad. In addition to the Faculty of Law, she also teaches at the Forensic Department for University Studies at the University of Split. She is head of the Institute for Criminal and Criminological Research “Ivan Vučetić" (2014-2016, 2018-) and Director of the Center for Lifelong Education at the Faculty of Law in Split (2018-). She is one of the Directors of the Crime Prevention Criminal Law & Security Studies Course & Adriatic Moot Court Competition (2018-). She was a member of the Editorial Board of the Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law – University of Split (2014-2018). She received the University Department of Forensic Science’s award for the best quality teaching in 2015/16, and the Award of the Student Choir of the Faculty of Law – University of Split in 2017.


  1. 2007-2014


    Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb
  2. 1996-2000


    Faculty od Law – University of Split