Balkan Criminology


A Max Planck Partner Group

Valentina Šapina

Doctoral Dissertation Project

Lethal Domestic Violence in Croatia. A Legal and Victimological Analysis of Domestic Homicides

Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Anna-Marija Getoš Kalac

Research interests

domestic violence, sexual offenses, homicide

Publications (selection)

  • Šapina, Valentina; Domestic violence education, motivation and attitudes of police officials; Pravni vjesnik, Journal of Law and Social Sciences of the Faculty of Law Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, vol. 32, no. 2/2016, page 7-38
  • Šapina, Valentina; Protective measures determined by the Law on domestic violence protection whose reinforcement is in Police departments jurisdistiction – reasons for dismissing (rejecting)these measures by Magistrates Courts; vol. 25, no. 2/16, page 340-369;
  • Curriculum Vitae

    2015 - 2017 Group leader in processing crime in 6th police station Zagreb
    2014 - present Faculty of Law in Zagreb, Postgraduate doctoral study in criminal law science
    2010 - 2015 Police officer for juvenile delinquency in 6th police station Zagreb
    2007 - 2010 police officer for juvenile delinquency in police station Pula
    2007 - 2012 Faculty of Law in Osijek, Postgraduate Specialist Study Programme of Criminal Law
    2002 - 2006 High Police School in Zagreb, Degree in Criminology Science