Dr Sanja

Dr Sanja Milivojevic

Senior Lecturer in Criminology

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Social Inquiry

Social Sciences Room 408, Melbourne (Bundoora)


LL.B Belgrade University; LL.M Belgrade University; PhD Monash University



Membership of professional associations

Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology; British Society of Criminology; Victimology Society of Serbia; Public Interest Law Institute

Teaching units

- LST1UNC Understanding Crime


Please email me to make an appointment.

Recent publications

From 2005:


  • Segrave, M., Milivojevic, S. & Pickering, S. (2017) Sex Trafficking and Modern Slavery: The Absence of Evidence, Routledge (English)
  • Crofts, T., Lee, M., McGovern, A. & Milivojevic, S. (2015) Sexting and Young People, Palgrave McMillan. (English) 
  • Segrave, M.,  Milivojevic, S. & Pickering, S. (2009) Sex Trafficking: International Context and Response, Willan, Devon. (English) 
  • Nikolic-Ristanovic, V, Copic, S, Milivojevic, S, Simeunovic-Patic, B & Mihic, B. (2004) Trafficking in people in Serbia, OSCE, Belgrade. (Serbian and English) 

Book chapters:

  • Moore, H., Segrave, M., Hedwards, B. & Milivojevic, S. (forthcoming, 2018) ‘Australia’s response to human trafficking nationally and regionally: the question of impact’, in Bryson-Clark, J. & Poucki, S. (eds) The Sage Handbook of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Sage. (English)
  • Milivojevic, S. (in press, 2017) ‘Race, gender and border control in the Western Balkan’, in Bosworth, M., Palmar, A., & Vasquez, Y. (eds) Race, Criminal Justice and Migration Control, Oxford University Press. (English)
  • Segrave, M. & Milivojevic, S. (in press, 2017) ‘Researching Human Trafficking’, in Davies, P. & Francis, P. (eds) Doing Criminological Research, third edition, Sage. (English)
  • Milivojevic, S. & Segrave, M. (2017) ‘Gendered exploitation in the digital border crossing?: An analysis of the human trafficking and information-technology nexus’, in Segrave, M. & Vitis, L. (eds) Gender, Technology and Violence, Routledge. (English)
  • Crofts, T., Lee, M., McGovern, A. & Milivojevic, S. (2016) ‘Sexting Pleasures: Young People, Romance and Child Pornography’ In Driscol, C. & Grealy, L. (Eds)Youth and Technology: Pleasure and Governance, Routledge. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S., Segrave, M. & Pickering, S (2016) ‘The limits of Migration-related Human Rights: Connecting Exploitation to Immobility’, in Weber, L., Fishwick, E. & Marmo, M. (eds) The Routledge International Handbook of Criminology and Human Rights, Routledge. (English)
  • Milivojevic, S. (2016) ‘Re-bordering the peripheral Global North and Global South: Game of Drones, immobilising mobile bodies and decentring perspectives on drones in border policing’, in Zavrsnik, A (ed) Drones and Unmanned Aerial Systems: Legal and Social Implications for Security and Surveillance, Springer, pp. 83-100. (English) 
  • Segrave, M. & Milivojevic, S. (2015) ‘Human trafficking: examining global responses’, in Barak, G (ed) Routledge International Handbook on the Crimes of the Powerful, Routledge, pp. 132-143. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. (2014) ‘Stopped in the traffic, not stopping the traffik: Gender, asylum and anti-trafficking interventions in Serbia’, in Pickering, S. and Ham, J. (ed) Routledge Handbook on Crime and International Migration, Routledge, pp. 287-301. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. (2012) ‘The State, virtual borders and e-trafficking: between fact and fiction’ in Pickering, S. & McCulloch, J. (eds) Borders and Transnational Crime: Pre-Crime Mobility and Serious Harm in the Age of Globalisation, Palgrave McMillan, pp. 72-90. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. & Segrave, M. (2011) ‘Evaluating responses to human trafficking: an analysis of the applications of contemporary international, regional and national counter-trafficking mechanisms’ in Winterdyk, J, Perrin, B & Reichel, P (eds) Human Trafficking: International issues and perspectives, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis, pp. 233-264. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. & Copic, S. (2010) ‘Victims of sex trafficking: Gender, Myths, and Consequences’, in Shosham, S. Knepper, P & Kett, M. (eds) International Handbook of Victimology, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, pp. 283-302. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. & Segrave, M. (2010) ‘Responses to sex trafficking: gender, borders and ‘home’’, in Holmes, L. (ed) Trafficking and Human Rights: European and Asia-Pacific Perspectives, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 37-55. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. & Segrave, M. (2005) ’Sexual Assault in Australia’ , in Mamula, M. & Komaric, N (eds) Sexual violence – theory and praxis, Center for prevention, research and combating sexual violence and women's sexuality – Women's Room, Zagreb, pp. 126-138. (Croatian and English) 

Peer reviewed articles:

  • McGovern, A., Crofts, T., Lee, M. & Milivojevic, S. (2016) ‘Media, legal and young people’s discourses around sexting’, Global Studies of Childhood Special Issue: Children's Rights in a 21st Century Digital World: Exploring Opportunities and Tensions 
  • Lee, M., Crofts, T., McGovern, A. & Milivojevic, S. (2015) ‘Sexting and Young People’, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, Australian Institute of Criminology, pp. 1-9. (English) 
  • Lee, M., Crofts, T., McGovern, A. & Milivojevic, S. (2015) ‘Sexting and Young People: Perceptions, Practices and the Law – Research Report’, Criminology Research Council, pp. 1-86. (English) 
  • Crofts, T., Lee, M., McGovern, A., Milivojevic, S. (2014) ‘Sexting And Young People’, Legaldate, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 2-4. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. & McGovern, A (2014) ‘The Death of Jill Meagher: Crime and Punishment on Social Media’, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, pp. 22-39. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. (2013) ‘Borders, technology and mobility: Cyber-fortress Europe and its emerging Southeast frontier’, Australian Journal of Human Rights, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 99-120. (English)  
  • Dagistanli, S. and Milivojevic, S. (2013) ‘Appropriating the rights of women: Moral panics, victims and exclusionary agendas in domestic and cross-borders sex crimes’, Women’s Studies International Forum, vol 40, pp. 230 – 242. (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S. & Pickering, S (2013) ‘Trafficking in People twenty years on: Moral panic, immobilised bodies and the “Global Trafficking Complex”’, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 585-604. (English) 
  • Hume, J & Milivojevic, S. (2013) ‘Witness Protection for Victims of Trafficking in Australia: A Close Look at the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery and Slavery-Like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012’, International Perspectives in Victimology, vol. 7, no. 2, e-journal (English) 
  • Lee, M, Crofts, T, Salter, M, Milivojevic, S. & McGovern, A (2013) ‘Let’s Get Sexting’: Risk, power, sex and criminalisation in the moral domain, International Journal for Crime and Justice, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 35-49. (English) 
  • Segrave, M., Milivojevic, S. (2010) Auditing the Australian Response to Trafficking, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 63-80 (English) 
  • Milivojevic, S., Pickering, S. (2008) ’Football and Sex: the 2006 FIFA World Cup and sex trafficking’, Temida, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 21-48. (Serbian and English)  
  • Segrave, M. & Milivojevic, S. (2005) ’Sex Trafficking: A New Agenda’, Social Alternatives, vol 24, no 2, pp. 11-16. (English)

Research projects

Current research projects:

- Border Policing and Security Technologies in the Western Balkan

- Multidisciplinary Research Cluster on Crime in Transition - Trafficking in Human Beings, Corruption and Economic Crime (with Zagreb Law School)