World Society of Victimology

WSV events

The 18th WSV Symposium (01-06 September 2024) – National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat (India)

The 18th International Symposium on Victimology will be hosted by the National Forensic Sciences University, India.  A symposium website is under construction.

The National Forensic Sciences University with the status of an Institution of National Importance is the world’s first and only University dedicated to Forensic, behavioural, cybersecurity, digital forensics, and allied Sciences. It was 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.

Victimology Courses


African Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice

Course Director:

Prof Robert Peacock (Phd)
Chair Department Criminology / Departementshoof Kriminologie
Faculty / Fakulteit: The Humanities / Geesteswetenskappe
PO Box / Posbus 339, Bloemfontein 9300
Republic of South Africa / Republiek van Suid-Afrika
[email protected]


Course Director:

Kirchhoff, Gerd Ferdinand, Prof. Dr. jur.

Professor of Victimology, JGLS Senior Research Fellow, JIBS

O.P. Jindal Global University

Sonipat, Narela Road

Near Jagdishpur village Sonipat,

Haryana-131001, NCR of Delhi, India.

[email protected]

Latin – South America

Bogota, Colombia – Victimology and Victim Assistance Course Curriculum – 2013

Course Director:

Pearson de Gonzalez, Annette E.
Advisor to the National Community Justice House Program Bogota, Colombia
Cra. 1A Este No.110-80
Barrio Santa Ana Oriental, Bogotá
[email protected]
Phone: +57-1-629-2483
[email protected]

Sociedad Mundial de Victimología y Unidad Programa-29 de mayo

Europe – Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law, Croatia XXXVI Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice – Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dear WSV Members and others,
Thank you for your patience and understanding with the multiple e-mails surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak. We have heard from many of you and appreciate the feedback. Your safety and health are our primary concerns.
Until recently, we were truly hoping to move forward with this year’s course; however, the developments over the last few days have forced us to cancel the 36th Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice in May 2020.
This is the first time in the course’s 35-year history that it has been cancelled. Previously, the location of the course was moved, but never cancelled. However, we will remain ever resilient.
If you booked airfare and accommodation and have not already done so, please cancel your reservations as soon as possible. Please note that the co-directors will not be responsible for any airfare and accommodation cancellations. The same is true for any other travel expenses, if applicable.
Thank you again for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Yours faithfully,
Ass Prof Dr Chadley James
Course Director

Course Directors:

Chadley James, California State University, Fresno, USA
E-mail: [email protected] / Organizing Director

Dr. Dick D.T. Andzenge, St. Cloud University, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Dawn Beichner-Thomas, Illinois State University, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb – Faculty of Law, Croatia 
E-mail: [email protected]

Europe –  Sebastián, Spain

Postgraduate Course on Victimology: Working with Victims of Traumatic Events

Course Director:

Prof Gema Varona (Phd)
Director of the Basque Institute of Criminology
Centro Carlos Santamaría
Plaza Elhuyar 2, 20018 Donostia/San Sebastián


 For two weeks, international experts and students will congregate at Stockton University in Atlantic City, New Jersey to share victimological research across multiple disciplines in an intensive short-course format.

The 2nd U.S. International Post-graduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance, and Criminal Justice will be taught in English and will cover such areas as: Theoretical Victimology • Victims and the Judicial Process • Victimization of Vulnerable Groups • History of Victimology • Victims’ Rights • Victim Services • Restorative Justice.
The fee for the course will cover lectures, daily continental breakfast and regional field trips. Affordable, on-campus housing is available in Atlantic City for an additional fee. Participants are responsible for finding accommodations should they choose to stay off campus (see link and for their travel arrangements.
Registration Fee: $500 • On-Campus Lodging in Atlantic City: $40 per night
Register by emailing Mariah Duffey at [email protected]
For more program information, contact the Course Director, as below.

Course Director:

Dr. Janice Joseph

Distinguished Professor, Criminal Justice Department

Coordinator, Victimology and Victim Services Program

Stockton University

101 Vera King Farris Drive

Galloway, NJ 08205-9441


[email protected]