O.P. Jindal Global University Organises 15th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology

New Delhi, 25th October, 2017: O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU), in association with World Society of Victimology (WSV) and Indian Society of Victimology (ISV), is organising the 15th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice at its University campus in Sonipat from October 23rd – November 4th, 2017. Over 50 delegates and 40 faculty members from USA, India, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Bangladesh and Bulgaria are participating in the course, which is being held in India for the first time. The 15th edition of this course is being organized by Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, a value-based research institute of JGU.

The forum wasinaugurated by the President ofWorld Society of Victimology Professor (Dr.) Marc Groenhuijsen. Hesaid, “The 15th AsianPostgraduate course on Victimology and Victim Assistance is important toaddress some of the most cogent challenges and serious problems affectingdifferent forms of victims. As experts, we stand committed and renew ourcommitment to deliberations, good research, professional advancements and mostimportantly, to the values of dignity, decency and human rights to all.”


The thirteen dayspostgraduate course focusses on victimology and victim assistance in aninternational setting. The sessions specifically focus on pertinent areas likeavoidance of secondary victimisation, principles of interventions for crimevictims, victimisation in India, principles of victim assistance, victimisationof juveniles, structural victimisation, cyber-victimisation, rape victims,mediation, restoration and compensation, restorative justice in India, victimsof communal violence, sex trafficking, prison victimisation and female genitalmutilation.


Speaking on thecourse, Professor Dr. Sanjeev P.Sahni, Principal Director, Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences,said, “The 15th AsianPostgraduate Course on Victimology and Victim Assistance is truly a melting potof ideas on victim assistance, it will generate ideas and thoughts which arelikely to influence victim assistance strategies and policies. I would like toexpress my gratitude to all those made this high- calibre course a bigsuccess.”


Prof. Dr. MarcGroenhuijsen (President, World Society of Victimology), Prof G.S. Bajpai(President, Indian Society of Victimology) and Prof. Dr. Robert Peacock, theNestor of victimology in Africa and many other leading experts from across theworld will be participating in the course. The forum will also witnessparticipation of postgraduate students, researchers, lawyers and academicians.


Professor (Dr.) Gerd Kirchhoff, Professor for Victimology and Criminologyin the Law School of JGU, said, “The victimology course deliberates aboutvictimology and victim assistance in international arena. It demonstrates theexpectations for restorative justice, communal conflicts as well as criminaljustice system. This is the time of growing attention towards privacy rights ofvictims in India.”


Professor (Dr.) Peacock, Nestor of victimology in Africa remarked “The courses of these sort gives students anexperience beyond the traditional form of learning. Such a platform gives anopportunity to get knowledge, network and brainstorming more and more ideas forvictim assistance.”


World Society ofVictimology, Indian Society of Victimology, National Law University (Delhi),University of Madras, Manonmaniam Sundarnar University, Raksha ShakthiUniversity are the knowledge partners for this course. 

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