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Nina Peršak


Nina Peršak holds a doctorate in law from University of Ljubljana, and an LLM and MPhil in social and developmental psychology from University of Cambridge. She is Scientific Director and Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of Criminal-Law Ethics and Criminology in Ljubljana, holding law professorship habilitation from the University of Maribor. Previously, she has been a research professor at Ghent University (BE), Senior Fellow of the IAS CEU in Budapest (HU), held visiting scholarships/fellowships at Cambridge, Helsinki, Sofia, Essex and UC Berkeley, and various research or teaching positions in Slovenia. She is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Review of Penal Law (RIDP) and serves on editorial boards of several other international journals. Her main research interests lie in the areas of justice, criminalisation, human rights, social control, victimology, socio-legal studies and social psychology. She is the author or author-editor of, among others, Criminalising Harmful Conduct (Springer, 2007), Legitimacy and Trust in Criminal Law, Policy and Justice (Ashgate, 2014), Regulation and Social Control of Incivilities (Routledge, 2017) and Harm and Disorder in the Urban Space (Routledge, 2021).