The European Centre
for Penological Studies

The European Centre
for Penological Studies

Purposes and tasks

The mission of the European Centre for Penological Studies is to develop, integrate and promote interdisciplinary knowledge about: criminal punishment and other penal sanctions; other forms of public coercion and violent interventions (in particular in relations to juveniles); the limits of the power to punish and the use of extra-legal political repression means, military actions and mafia-like political activities


European Centre for Penological Studies is brought into being in order to take up the following activities: working out and realization of penological research programmes; organization of cooperation of academics from all over Europe and overseas who research issues important for development of penological thought; working out, organization and realization of academic courses related to penological ideas and problems and more...


Cultural Context of the Criminal Policy and of the Reforms of Penal Law. Multidisciplinary Analysis : Legal, Penological, Historical, Sociological, Cultural (Anthropological) of Reforms of Penal Law in Poland in the Lights of European and and International Tendencies. Prestigious grant from National Centre of Science in Kraków : the Contract nr UMO-2011/01/B/HS5/03206. The Director of the Project Professor Jarosław Utrat-Milecki.



15 of November 2023, Rector of University of Warsaw awarded J. Utrat-Milecki
A Distinction for scholarly Achievement, and here is a link to the text.


The European Centre for Penological Studies cordially invites students and academics to the open lecture by professor Stephen Shute from University of Sussex, „Risk assesment and the Institution of Parole in England and Wales". The Lecture will be delivered in the building of The Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialization of University of Warsaw , ul. Podchorążych 20, on 6 of November 2023, from 10,45 to 11.45, room 44.


The working meeting of European Centre for Penological Studies with the Chair of Criminology of IPSiR concerning the future collaboration with School of Law, Politics and Sociology of University of Sussex, and especially concerning the workshop on criminal justice planned in IPSiR for 6-7 of November 2023 in order to develop the collaboration with University of Sussex in researches, publications and lectures.


Visit to Brighton. The European Centre for Penological Studies initiated cooperation between IPSiR and the School of Law, Politics and Sociology of University of Sussex.


The former student of IPSiR ( B.A, and MA studies), and former phd student at Institute of Applied Social Sciences dr Karolina Całkowska-Krawczyk defended at the University of Warsaw the doctorate thesis prepared in the framework of European Centre for Penological Studies on the origins of modern penology especially in the works of American intellectual Francis Lieber.


15th Anniversary of the European Centre for Penological Studies named after Prof. G. Rejman,Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialization, University of Warsaw: Conference Changing Penologies and European Crime Policy: Theory and Practice in the Global Context. The Conference has been awarded the auspices of the Rector of the University of Warsaw.


The oficial opening of the new editorial series created in the European Centre for Penological Studies with the collaboration with the Warsaw University Press October 2022 the publication of Two Volumes of General Penology of J. Utrat-Milecki in the framework of the new series by the Warsaw University Press.

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10 September 2021, The University of Warsaw promoted Jadwiga Królikowska to the special status of doktor habilitowany (associate professor) in the field of sociology for her book Judges on punishment, punishing, and impunity. Sociological Analysis of Judicial Sentencing , Warsaw University Press, Warsaw 2020, and the whole academic achievements.
General penology. Volume 2
The second volume of the two-volume monograph presents theoretical foundations of penal policy in a systematic way.
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General penology, volume 1
The first volume of the two-volume monograph presents in a systematic way the perception of criminal punishment as a legal and social institution of a procedural nature.
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Judges on Punishment, Punishing, and Impunity
Jadwiga Królikowska presents the comprehensive state of knowledge, notions and opinions concerning punishment, punishing and impunity of Polish criminal division judges in district, regional and appeal courts.
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