Jasmina is a Research Associate at the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, and the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford.

In her work, Jasmina explores the links between school exclusion and youth offending and topics related to youth justice. In particular, she is interested in how structural harms and youth justice practices interplay to marginalise some young people, and how to 'do' youth justice in a fairer way. 

Jasmina graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. She passed the State Bar Examination, after which she worked for several years as a judicial advisor at the District Court in Ljubljana (Criminal Division). After completing her M.Phil, D.Phil, and ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, Jasmina joined the Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana. At the Institute of Criminology in Ljubljana, Jasmina is a PI in projects related to youth violence, bullying, and innovations in youth justice. 

Jasmina is an external project reviewer for the Independent Social Research Foundation (ISRF) and an advisory board member in the 'Contextual Safeguarding' project at the Department of Sociology, University of Durham, and the 'Inequality in Youth Justice' project at the Department of Criminal Law, Vrije University Amsterdam. In 2023, she was also a Visiting Professor at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. 

In September 2022, Jasmina published a monograph entitled Negotiating Class in Youth Justice: Professional Practice and Interactions with Routledge. The book explores how class shapes interactions between professionals, parents, and young people in the youth justice system.

In 2023, Jasmina's book won the British Society of Criminology's (BSC) Annual Book Prize.

You can find more information about the book's content here:

You can read about what the Prize Committee of the BSC wrote about the book here:

You can read Professor Sveinung Sandberg's review of the book for Theoretical Criminology here:




Research Interests

youth justice, crime and the family, structural harms and inequalities, politics of crime control, alternative responses to youth offending