Contact Information

Inštitut za kriminologijo pri Pravni fakulteti v Ljubljani
Poljanski nasip 2
1000 Ljubljana

Head of the library: Barbara Bizilj

T: +386 1 4203 242

Working hours

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.

Library is open:

1st September to 30th June

Monday, Friday: 11.00-14.00
Wednesday: 11.00-14.00, 15.00-17.00

1st July to 31st Avgust

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11.00-14.00


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acquired by the library: monographs, collections of papers, congress and conference proceedings, published and unpublished research reports, official publications, criminal codes and other legislative materials, grey literature and about 80 titles of periodicals (see list of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.