Dr Milena Tripkovic

Dr Milena Tripkovic

Birmingham Law School

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Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Milena Tripkovic researches and teaches in the areas of criminology, criminal law and political theory. Her forthcoming book Punishment and Citizenship: A Theory of Criminal Disenfranchisement (Oxford University Press), combines insights from these domains to develop an empirical and normative account of contemporary restrictions to electoral rights of criminal offenders. She has published on a variety of topics, including penal system and penal policy, prisoner rights, and restorative justice. Her articles have appeared in journals such as Punishment and Society and Howard Journal of Crime and Justice.


  • PhD (European University Institute)
  • MRes (European University Institute)
  • MSc (University of Oxford)
  • MPhil (University of Novi Sad)
  • LLB (University of Novi Sad)


Prior to joining Birmingham Law School in September 2017, Dr Tripkovic was Lecturer at the University of Novi Sad, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Kent and Research Associate at the European University Institute, where she has taught a number of courses including Criminology, Penology, Misdemeanour Law, Transitional Justice and International Criminal Law.

Dr Tripkovic holds LLB and MPhil (Law) degrees from the University of Novi Sad, MSc in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford and MRes and PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute. During her doctoral studies, she was a Visiting Global Scholar at the New York University (United States) and a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany). Dr Tripkovic has been awarded a number of scholarships and fellowships, among others by the Max Planck Society, European Society of Criminology, Open Society Institute, University of Oxford, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. 


  • Criminal Law (LLB)
  • Criminology (LLB)
  • Transnational Criminal Law (LLM) (module leader)
  • Global Crime Problems (LLM) (module leader)

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Tripkovic welcomes PhD proposals from the domains of criminology, penology, and comparative criminal law.

Find out more - our PhD Law  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


Dr Tripkovic’s current research focuses on a variety of criminal sanctions which go beyond traditional forms of punishment in that they seek to undermine offenders’ citizenship status. Her original interest in criminal disenfranchisement has expanded to include sanctions such as deprivation of citizenship, and her current research project seeks to collect, classify, and normatively examine such sanctions in a variety of European countries.

Other activities

  • Pathway Director, LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice



  • M Tripkovic, Punishment and Citizenship: A Theory of Criminal Disenfranchisement (Oxford University Press 2019)
  • R Baubock and M Tripkovic (eds), Integration of Migrants and Refugees (European University Institute 2017)


  • M Tripkovic, ‘Collateral Consequences of Conviction: Limits and Justifications’, (2017) 18 Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law and Society 18
  • M Tripkovic, ‘Beyond Punitiveness? Governance of Crime and Authoritarian Heritage in Serbia’, (2016) 18 Punishment and Society 369
  • M Tripkovic, ‘The Modern Cives Sine Suffraggio: Dimensions of Criminal Disenfranchisement in Europe’ (2016) 55 Howard Journal of Crime and Justice 4 


  • M Tripkovic, ‘Not in Our Name: Visions of Community in International Criminal Justice’, in M. Aksenova, E. van Sliedregt and S. Parmentier (eds), Breaking the Cycle of Mass Atrocities: Criminological and Socio-Legal Approaches in International Criminal Law (Hart 2019)
  • M Tripković and MM Plesničar, ‘Women’s Crime and Punishment Worldwide’, in MM Plesničar, A Šelih and K Filipčič (eds), Ženske in kriminaliteta: Značilnosti ženske kriminalitete in družbeno odzivanje nanjo (Slovenska akademija znanosti in umetnosti/Inštitut za kriminologijo pri Pravni fakulteti 2018)

Dr Tripkovic has published extensively in Serbian. For the full list of publications, please see her Google Scholar page.

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Restrictions to electoral rights of criminal offenders

Penal system and penal policy

Prisoner rights