Library of the Institute of Criminology


Head of the library: Špela Velikonja

T: 01 4203 242



Working hours:

1st October  to 30th June

Monday             12.00 – 15.00

Wednesday       12.00 – 17.00

Friday                12.00 – 15.00



Monday             12.00 – 15.00

Wednesday       12.00 – 15.00

Friday                 12.00 – 15.00



The library can be visited by anyone in need of available information or materials. Papers in available journals may be photocopies in the vicinity of the Institute. The application form is available here. In order to apply, please fill in the form and have ready a personal document or a valid student card.

The computerised database, which was created in 1987, currently contains 25,000 bibliographical indexed references concerning criminology and criminal justice. The database, which is updated on a regular basis, contains references on all criminology and criminal justice subjects: crime and deviance, criminal policy, crime prevention, substantive and procedural criminal law, administration of criminal justice, international and European criminal law, criminal investigation, penology, juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice, victimology, forensic sciences, human rights and many other topics. All references are produced on the basis of materials acquired by the library: monographs, collections of papers, congress and conference proceedings, published and unpublished research reports, official publications, criminal codes and other legislative materials, grey literature and about 80 titles of periodicals (see list of periodicals). Each reference contains a bibliographical description and descriptors. References on books also contain tables of contents.

From February 1998, this data base is accessible online on the Co-operative Online Bibliographic System & Services (COBISS), IZUM, Maribor.


Library is subscribed or recieves on a regular basis 48 titles of domestic and foreign periodicals. Articles from these periodicals are indexed and entred in the Institute’s computerised database which can be found and accessed to under the section Computerised database.

List of periodicals (updated March 2009)

Aggression and Violent Behavior – Ft. Lauderdale
Annales internationales de criminologie – Paris
Anthropos – Ljubljana
Archives de politique criminelle – Paris
British Journal of Criminology – London
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice – Ottawa
Crime and Delinquency – Thousand Oaks
Crime, Law and Social Change – Dordrecht
Criminal Justice and Behavior – Thousand Oaks
Criminologie – Montréal
Criminology – Columbus
Critical Criminology – Dordrecht (discontinued in 2009)
Déviance et société – Genève
Dignitas. Revija za človekove pravice – Ljubljana (discontinued in 2009)
Družboslovne razprave – Ljubljana
European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice – Leiden
European Journal of Criminology – London
European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research – Dordrecht
Federal Probation – Washington
Godišnjak Pravnog fakulteta u Sarajevu – Sarajevo
Hrvatski ljetopis za kazneno pravo i praksu – Zagreb
International Journal of Children’s Rights – Leiden (discontinued in 2009)
International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology – Thousand Oaks (discontinued in 2009)
Isis – Ljubljana
Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology – Chicago
Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency – Thousand Oaks
Journal of Scandinavian Studies in Criminology and Crime Prevention – Stockholm (discontinued in 2009)
Justice Quarterly – Boston (discontinued in 2009)
Kriminalističke teme – Sarajevo
Kriminalistik – Heidelberg
Kriminologisches Journal – Weinheim
Monatsschrift fuer Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform – Köln
Neue Kriminalpolitik – Baden–Baden
Pravna praksa – Ljubljana
Pravnik – Ljubljana
Pravosodni bilten – Ljubljana
Ptički brez gnezda – Ljubljana
Revija za kriminalistiko in kriminologijo – Ljubljana
Revue de droit pénal et de criminologie – Bruxelles
Revue de science criminelle et de droit pénal comparé – Paris (discontinued in 2009)
Revue internationale de criminologie et de police technique et scientifique – Genève
Revue pénitentiaire et de droit pénal – Paris
Social Justice – San Francisco (discontinued in 2009)
Socialna pedagogika – Ljubljana
Socialno delo – Ljubljana
Temida – Beograd
Teorija in praksa – Ljubljana
Theoretical Criminology – London
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci – Rijeka
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Podgorici – Podgorica
Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu – Zagreb
Zbornik radova – Novi Sad
Zbornik znanstvenih razprav Pravne fakultete – Ljubljana
Zdravniški vestnik – Ljubljana
Library holds within its collections also many other titles, which it does not receive any more or they are not published any more.

Criminology on-line
Below you can access freely available texts in fields of criminology, criminal law and social, political and moral philosophy. The collection will be regularly updated. Texts are available under conditions, set by hosting websites.

Bar, Ludwig von: A history of continental criminal law, hosted by: Internet Archive
Beccaria, Cesare: An essay on crimes and punishments, hosted by: Internet Archive
Beecher, Henry Ward: Twelve Causes of Dishonesty, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Bentham, Jeremy: An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, hosted by: Internet Archive
Bentham, Jeremy: Panopticon, hosted by: Internet Archive
Bentham, Jeremy: The rationale of punishment, hosted by: Internet Archive
Colquhoun, Patrick: A treatise on the police of the Metropolis, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Darrow, Clarence: Crime: its cause and treatment, hosted by: Internet Archive
Esmein, Adhemar: A history of continental criminal procedure, with special reference to France, hosted by: Internet Archive
Ferri, Enrico: Criminal sociology, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Ferri, Enrico: The positive school of criminology, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Garofalo, Raffaele: Criminology, hosted by: Internet Archive
Gross, Hans: Criminal investigation, a practical handbook for magistrates, police officers and lawyers, hosted by: Internet Archive
Gross, Hans: Criminal psychology: a manual for judges, practitioners, and students, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Havelock, Ellis: The criminal, hosted by: Internet Archive
Healy, Mary Tenney: Pathology of Lying, accusation, and swindling: a study in forensic psychology, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Healy, William: The individual delinquent; a text-book of diagnosis and prognosis for all concerned in understanding offenders, hosted by: Internet Archive
Henderson, Charles Richmond: Introduction to the study of the dependent, defective, and delinquent classes, and of their social treatment, hosted by: Internet Archive
Hume, David: An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Irving, Henry Brodribb: A Book of Remarkable Criminals, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Kant, Immanuel: Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Kayll, James Leslie Allan: A plea for the Criminal, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Lee, W. L. Melville: A history of police in England, hosted by: Internet Archive
Lombroso, Cesare: Crime, its causes and remedies, hosted by: Internet Archive
Lombroso, Gina: Criminal man, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Lombroso, Cesare: The female offender, hosted by: Internet Archive
Mill, John Stuart: On Liberty, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Mill, John Stuart: A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Mill, John Stuart: Utilitarianism, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Morrison, William Douglas: Crime and its causes, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Mosby, Thomas Speed: Causes and cures of crime, hosted by: Internet Archive
Nitsche, Paul H. idr.: The history of the prison psychoses, hosted by: Internet Archive
Parry, Edward Abbott: The Law and the Poor, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Rickaby, Joseph: Free will and four English philosophers: Hobbes, Locke, Hume and Mill, hosted by: Internet Archive
The Riot Act, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Tarde, Gabriel: Penal philosophy, hosted by: Internet Archive
Train, Arthur Cheney: Courts and criminals, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Train, Arthur Cheney: True stories of crime from the District Attorney’s Office, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
US Federal Bureau of Investigation: The Science of Fingerprints, hosted by: Project Gutenberg
Wigmore, J. H. idr.: The Progress of continental law in the nineteenth century, hosted by: Internet Archive


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