The 18th WSV International Symposium 2024


01 – 05 September 2024
Hosted By
National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India)


The World Society of Victimology (WSV) is a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization with Special Category consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United  Nations and the Council of Europe.

The purpose of the WSV is to advance victimological research and practices around the world; to encourage interdisciplinary and comparative work and research in this field, and to advance cooperation between international, national, regional, and local agencies and other groups who are concerned with the problems of victims.

The origins of the WSV are rooted in the works of the early victimologists and the convening of the “First International Symposium on Victimology” organized by Israel Drapkin in Israel in 1973. This symposium provided scholars, practitioners, researchers and students with the first international forum to focus on victimology. The WSV works with intergovernmental organizations, as an active promoter of research and program development on victims, assistance to victims, and victim rights.

It pioneered a special United Nations’ charter of victims’ rights, which resulted in the General Assembly Resolution (A/RES/40/3 4) named the Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power.

The membership of the World Society of Victimology consists of a wide variety of individuals — from students to academics, from interested individuals to government officials — dedicated to improving the plight of victims of crime and the abuse of power around the globe.

The WSV’s members represent many organizations in the International Scientific and Professional Advisory Council (ISPAC) to the Crime Program at the United Nations and serve on its Board of Directors. These activities are achieved mainly through the networking of persons concerned with the theory of victimology and the practice of victim support.

Registration Details

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 Deadline for Registration –

    Early bird – until June 22, 2024

    Regular – June 23, 2024-August 29, 2024

   Onsite registration – After August 29, 2024


National Forensic Sciences University, a recognized Institute of National Importance is the world’s first and only University dedicated to Forensic, behavioral, cybersecurity, digital forensics, and allied Sciences. Established by the Government of India through Act, 2020 (32 of 2020) with the objective of fulfilling the acute shortage against the increasing demand for forensic experts in the country and around the world.

Gandhinagar Campus is the first campus of the National Forensic Sciences University at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. National Forensic Sciences University is running 64 courses in the twelve schools.

NFSU currently offers graduate and postgraduate -level academic programs in advanced and specialized courses run by each school along with M.Phil and Ph.D. programs. Maintaining excellence in education, research, and training with appropriate facilities within this campus, NFSU encourages collaborations across multiple disciplines and skill sets.

The University conducts need-based customized training programs for the Police Officers, Judicial Officers, Forensic Experts, Security Officers, Medical Officers, Legal Officers, Army Officers, Senior Vigilance Officers of Banking, Insurance sectors, Forest Officers, Officers of NIA, NDCB, IAS Officers, IFS Officers, Officers of CBI, Income tax, Public and Private Sector undertaking.

The University is empanelled training institute of Ministry of External Affairs under ITEC scheme of Government of India. The University conducts around 40 to 50 training programs for foreign police officers, judges and forensic scientists of more than 65 countries. Till date the university has trained more than 19500 Indian Officials and more than 2800 foreign officials.


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Accomodation Details

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Places to Visit

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The 18th World Society of Victimology Symposium is open for academicians, researchers, practitioners, and professionals otherwise engaged in the criminology and criminal justice sectors as well as interested learners and students. It is aimed that it will serve as a platform for a healthy discussion and exchange of ideas related to victimology, victim assistance, forensic science, criminology, and interdisciplinary fields forensics as interdisciplinary fields.


Abstract Submission – 15 June, 2024

Abstract Acceptance –


There are many hotels available near the University campus. The per day prices range from INR3000 to INR9500 (USD40 to USD125), subject to availability. Participants can contact the hotels.

Here is a list of hotels

1. Hotel City Inn –

2. The Leela Gandhinagar –

3. Hotel Isher International –

4. Hotel Fortune –

5. 7 Wonders –

6. Hotel Middle Town –

7. Hotel Radhe and Guest House –

8. The Ummed Ahmedabad –

9. Prominent Hotel –

10. Ashoka Inn –


WSV conference attendees will need to get a visa before travelling to India. Need to make sure that they apply and get the right visa for their travel and that it is valid for the purpose and duration of their stay. If they happen to enter India on the wrong visa, they could be detained on arrival and may be deported and blacklisted, meaning that they cannot enter India again. Hence, need to make sure they meet entry requirements. India’s Bureau of Immigration had announced that with immediate effect, foreign nationals who arrive at an Indian port holding non-machine-readable passports will be denied entry.

 For more details contact [email protected]

About Gujarat

Gujarat is a state located on the country’s western coast, on the Arabian Sea. It encompasses the entire Kathiawar Peninsula (Saurashtra) as well as the surrounding area on the mainland. The state is bounded primarily by Pakistan to the northwest and by the Indian states of Rajasthan to the north, Madhya Pradesh to the east, and Maharashtra to the southeast. The capital is Gandhinagar, on the outskirts of the north-central city of Ahmadabad (Ahmedabad). It was in Ahmadabad that Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi built his Sabarmati ashram
as a headquarters for his campaigns against British rule of India. The legacy of Gujarat's heritage includes remarkable architecture, temples, palaces and mansions, and handicrafts. The state also has some rare wildlife and many bird-watching sites. Gujarat has the highest exports of all states, accounting for around one-third of national exports. It is regarded as one of the most industrialised states and has a low unemployment rate. Its towns and cities are well connected—to each other and to the rest of India—by road and rail. There is air service both within the state and to major Indian cities outside Gujarat.


Mahatma Mandir

Mahatma Mandir is a convention and exhibition centre located at sector 13 C in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India. It is inspired by the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. It is one of the biggest convention centres in India, spread over an area of 34 acres and it is one of the biggest state-of-art facilities in India. The convention centre has column free air-conditioned halls with capacity to accommodate over 15,000 people at a time.

Gir National Park

Gir National Park is the only place in the world outside Africa where a lion can be seen in its natural habitat. The lions of Gir are a majestic animal, averaging 2.75 metres in length, and with a bigger tail tassle, bushier elbow tufs and prominent belly folds than his African cousin which has larger mane. Gir is a home to 40 species of mammals and 425 species of birds.

Statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Sabarmati Ashram

The Ashram is famous for being one of Mahatma Gandhi’s residences between 1917 and 1930. It is a museum and public service institution dedicated to preserve the work and memory and commemorate the life of Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. It houses tens of thousands of letters to and by Gandhi, as well as photographs and books. If you visit the Sabarmati Ashram, you can learn about Gandhi’s life and the impact he had on India.

Indroda Dinosaur and Fossil Park:

It is a park that houses fossilized remains and petrified eggs of
dinosaurs. It is a man-made fossil park and not the actual nesting grounds where the dinosaurs lived. The eggs and fossils on display here are from the world's 3rd-largest dinosaur fossil excavation site and 2nd-largest hatchery at Raiyoli, Balasinor, Gujarat. The Park is the only dinosaur museum in the country.

The Statue of Unity

The Statue of Unity is the world’s tallest statue, with a height of 182 metres (597 feet), located near Kevadia in the state of Gujarat, India. It depicts Indian statesman and independence activist Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, a leader of India’s independence and unification.

Adalaj Stepwell

It was built in 1498 in the memory of Rana Veer Singh. Step wells like the one in Adalaj were once integral to the semi-arid regions of Gujarat, as they provided water for drinking, washing, and bathing. The step well is five stories deep. In the past, these stepwells were frequented by travelers and caravans as stopovers along trade routes.

Akshardham Temple

It is a large Hindu temple complex inspired by Yogiji Maharaj, the fourth spiritual successor of Swaminarayan and and created by Pramukh Swami Maharaj (1921–2016). It measures 108 feet high, 131 feet wide and 240 feet long and features 97 carved pillars, 17 domes, 8 balconies, 220 stone beams and 264 sculpted figures. It is located on a complex which is a tribute to Swaminarayan and his life and teachings. At the center of the 23-acre complex is the Akshardham mandir, which is built from 6,000 metric tons of pink sandstone from Rajasthan.

Somanath temple

It is a Hindu temple and one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus. It is also the first among the twelve jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva and an important pilgrimage and tourist spot of Gujarat because of its beauty. Reconstructed several times in the past after repeated destruction by several Muslim invaders and Portuguese the present temple was reconstructed in Chaulukya style of Hindu temple architecture and completed in May 1951.

Modhera Sun Temple

It is a Hindu temple dedicated to the solar deity Surya located at Modhera village of Mehsana district, Gujarat. It is hailed as the most fascinating of all the Sun temples in India. As suggested by its name, it is dedicated to the Sun God, a much- revered God in Hinduism. A cluster of 108 shrines in Surya Kund is a major highlight of this temple. It once houses an idol of the Sun that was made out of gold and placed on a 15 ft deep pit, filled with gold coins. The sanctum is positioned in a way that it receives the first rays of the morning sun at the equinox.

Dwarkadhish Temple

The Dwarkadhish Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Krishna, who is worshiped here by the name Dwarkadhish (Dvārakādhisha), ‘King of Dwarka’. The temple became part of the Char Dham pilgrimage considered sacred by Hindus in India. The main shrine of the five-storied building, supported by 72 pillars, is known as Jagat Mandir or Nija Mandir. Archaeological findings suggest the original temple was built in 200 BCE at the earliest. The temple covers an area of 27- metre by 21-metre with east–west length of 29-metre and north–south width of 23 metres. A flag, hoisted over the spire, shows the sun and moon, which is believed to indicate that Krishna would be there until the sun and moon exist on Earth.


It stands out for its regal heritage. The Gaekwad royal family formed their kingdom there in the 18th century and their expansive Laxmi Vilas Palace features imposing Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is set on 500 acres of parkland and is reputed to be the largest private residence in India—and four times the size of England’s Buckingham Palace. It is also known for its art scene and vibrant Navratri festival garba dances. Part of the palace is open to the public daily; this includes the Coronation Room, Gaddi Hall (containing the throne of past kings), Darbar Hall, and the Royal Armoury.

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner and Pavagadh

The little-known UNESCO World Heritage Site of Champaner and Pavagadh is laden with historical, architectural and archeological treasures from both Muslim and Hindu traditions, dating back to between the 8th and 14th centuries. These include a hill fortress, palaces, places of worship (Jama Masjid is one of the most spectacular mosques in Gujarat), residential areas, reservoirs and step wells.


  • Victim deposition center
  • All women’s Police Station
  • District Child Protection Unit
  • Directorate of Forensic Science
  • Court
  • GHRC
  • Prison In Gujarat