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The Childhood, Law & Policy Network (CLPN)

Dr Jasmina Arnež


Research Associate; Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom



Jasmina’s research focuses on youth culture, youth crime, the links between school exclusion and youth offending, and the effectiveness and fairness of responses to juvenile delinquency. She is interested in understanding and preventing systemic and institutional discrimination against children (and, consequently, adults) in education, child protection, and youth justice. Jasmina has applied Bourdieu and critical sociology to criminology. She has recently also engaged in comparative criminology, crime policy, and translating criminological theories into practice in relation to young people.



J Arnež, Improving the Juvenile Justice System in Slovenia: Analysis of the case law related to juvenile justice with a focus on young offenders (2023) Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

J Arnez, ‘Absence from School and Absence of Data: The Punitiveness of Ignoring School Absenteeism in “Penal Exceptionalism”’ (2022) Excluded Lives blog, published online on 2 November 2022.

J Arnez, ‘Negotiating Class in Youth Justice: Professional Practice and Interactions’ (2022) London, New York: Routledge.

J Arnez, ‘Book Review: Youth Justice and Penality in Comparative Context by Barry Goldson, Chris Cunneen, Sophie Russell, David Brown, Eileen Baldry, Melanie Schwartz, and Damon Briggs (2021) Punishment & Society, OnlineFirst.

J Arnez and R Condry, 'Criminological Perspectives on School Exclusion and Youth Offending' (2021) Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 26(1), 87-100.

J Arnez, 'Mark Halsey and Melissa de Vel-Palumbo, Generations through Prison: Experiences of Intergenerational Incarceration' (2021) Criminology & Criminal Justice, 21(5), 727-729.

J Arnez, 'Institutional Responses to Youth Deviance and Parenting: Exploring Professional Perceptions on the Role of Social Class at the Beginnings of Offending Pathways and Desistance from Crime' (2019) In: Albrecht, H.J., Walsh, M. and Weinhausen-Knezevic, E. (eds.) Desistance Processes among Young Offenders Following Judicial Interventions. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 125-140.


Criminology & criminal justice, youth justice, youth culture, comparative criminology, theoretical criminology, crime policy
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