15th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance & Criminal Justice Begins In JGU Campus, Sonipat

15th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance & Criminal Justice Begins In JGU Campus, Sonipat

OP Jindal Global University (JGU), in association with World Society of Victimology (WSV) and Indian Society of Victimology (ISV), is holding the two-week 15th Asian Postgraduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice at its university campus in Sonipat. The course began on Monday (October 23) and will end on November 4.

Over 50 delegates and 40 faculty members from the US, India, Australia, the 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 organised by Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, a value-based research institute of JGU.

The 13-day postgraduate course focuses on victimology and victim assistance in an international setting. The sessions specifically focus on pertinent areas like avoidance of secondary victimisation, principles of interventions for crime victims, victimisation in India, principles of victim assistance, victimisation of juveniles, structural victimisation, cyber-victimisation, rape victims, mediation, restoration and compensation, restorative justice in India, victims of communal violence, sex trafficking, prison victimisation and female genital mutilation.

Prof Dr Marc Groenhuijsen (president, World Society of Victimology), Prof GS Bajpai (president, Indian Society of Victimology) and Prof Dr Robert Peacock, the Nestor of victimology in Africa and many other leading experts from across the world are participating in the course. The forum will also witness participation of postgraduate students, researchers, lawyers and academicians.

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

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