The purpose of this diploma paper is to present the previously unpublished and not researched statistical data for Slovenia in the field of punishment for the period from 1945 to 1989.
A review of relevant literature, past research and analysis of statistical data revealed the inex-plicability of the statistical analysis of convicts in Yugoslavia and Slovenia, their crimes and sentences they received for their crimes. The analysis was made using the Excel computer pro-gram. Causal method was used to interpret the analysis and explain the changes that penaliza-tion policy in Slovenia had for the selected period.
Prior to the statistical analysis, a review of the relevant literature was made, with the aim of identifying changes in the penal legislations followed by the development of Slovenian penol-ogy, since it is the science that knows how to enforce criminal sanctions. Slovenian penology was crucial for the topic of the diploma, as well as for understanding changes in the approach to convicts development (from militant approach to treatment). We also touched upon the relationship within Slovenian prisons, the rights of prisoners, suicide, retaliation, social climate, education and the work of prisoners, the development of alternative criminal sanctions as well as the resocialization of Slovenian prisoners, where we reviewed the changes in the above top-ics by reviewing past studies.
The last part of the paper displays the statistical changes in the Slovenian prison population from 1952 to 1989. The lack of statistical data for Slovenia, during the period under our atten-tion and the lack of order of archive sources as well as literature, available only in foreign countries, present the main limitations of this paper.