CALL FOR PAPERS: The Fourth International and Eighth Biennial Conference of
Indian Society of Victimology (ISV), organized by the Department of Criminology, University of Madras, Chennai, India,
9-11, October 2014


The main theme of the conference is “Victimization of Children: Dimensions and Response of the Stakeholders.”
Sub Themes:

  • Child abuse – physical, emotional, and sexual abuse

  • Children as victims of trafficking

  • Children as victims of terrorism and group violence

  • Victimization of children at children homes/institutions

  • Child marriage and its consequences

  • Impact of abuse and victimization on children

  • Role of media in portraying children as victims of crime and in preventing child victimization

  • Response of the voluntary organizations, non-governmental organizations, and the community to child victimization

  • Law and Justice relating to children as victims and the response of the
    Criminal Justice System of various countries across the globe

  • UN and other international instruments dealing with the prevention of
    child victimization and treatment of child abuse

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Fifth Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia,  Hotel Park in Belgrade on 27th and 28th November 2014


Theme: Victims' protection: International law, national legislations and practice
The conference aims to bring together experts and researchers, who deal both theoretically and practically and from the perspective of different disciplines with victims’ rights and provide assistance to victims of violence and other forms of crime, and to enable a comprehensive exchange of experience and knowledge. Within the main Conference topic, the legal framework at international and European level, as well as current legislations, policies and practices of different countries will be critically reconsidered from the point of view of providing effective protection to victims and improving their overall position.

The main Conference topic seems to be particularly important in the context of the accession negotiations of Serbia to the European Union, especially in terms of opening chapters 23 and 24, which are dealing with judiciary and fundamental rights, freedom, security and justice, and further work on harmonization of national legislation and policies with the EU acquis and standards that contribute to better protection of victims. During the conference, special attention will be paid to the EU Directive on establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention) and the European Convention on the compensation of victims of violent crimes. The Conference will also focus on the experiences of different countries, including those that have recently accessed the EU, on the development of legislation and practice, particularly on the examples of good practices related to the rights, status and protection of victims in criminal proceedings and independently of it. Finally, the importance and the role of civil society organizations in providing protection and support to victims will be pointed out.

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The World Congress of Criminology will take place 10-14 August 2014 in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico at the Cintermex Congress Center. The theme of the Congress is: “Gangs, Trafficking and Insecurity: Empowering the Community.” The Organizing Committee welcomes proposals for a variety of formats: traditional scholarly and research papers; thematic sessions; roundtables; discussions groups; “author meets his/her critics”; posters; literature, poetry, and other artistic expressions; and sessions by Non Governmental Organizations and community groups. The objective is to offer a venue where a variety of forms of expression will be welcome and prized. Deadline for sending proposals: 1 April 2014. All presenters must register by 1 May 2014. Proposals can be sent in English, French, and Spanish.
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September 10 - 13, 2014
Prague, Czech Republic
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Launch of the New Website of the Positive Criminology Research Group

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Links of Criminology/Victimology Societies who endorsed SASCV


American Society of Criminology


British Society of Criminology


World Society of Victimology


Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa