It is our pleasure to invite you to the IX Annual Conference of the
Victimology Society of Serbia New and Old Forms of Victimization:
Challenges for Victimology Theory and Practice, which will be held
on 29th and 30th November 2018 in Belgrade.
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
crime, human rights’ violations and other forms of suffering, and enable
comprehensive exchange of experience and knowledge.
Within the main Conference topic, the focus will be on reconsidering
and reimagining new and old forms of victimization, their characteristics
and social responses to them, particularly in the context of the
development of new technologies, globalization and fast social and
economic changes. The speakers will point out to the challenges
for the victimology theory and practice in this context. Through
presentations and discussion, key victimological concepts will be
re-imagined, the consequences of new forms of victimization for victims
will be considered and it will be pointed out to the need for developing
new approaches to dealing with the consequences of victimization and
providing assistance and support to victims.
A special plenary session entitled New and old forms of violence
against women: The challenges of social reactions will be
dedicated to prof. Slobodanka Konstantinović-Vilić, a retired Full
Professor of the Faculty of Law, University of Niš, one of the founders of
the Victimology Society of Serbia, researcher and activist. Presentations
in this session will deal with various aspects of violence against women
and the existing forms of social response to it, including both
institutional and civil society responses.
The conference work will be organized through:
The keynote speakers are:
Prof. dr Robert Peacock
Prof. dr Robert Peacock is a President of the World Society of
Victimology and Chair in the Department of Criminology at the University
of the Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa). He was academic leader of
the Criminology and Forensic Studies Cluster at the University of Kwazulu-Natal,
South Africa. Since the apartheid years prof. dr Peacock has been working
actively in the field of victimology with Child Justice and Institutional
Victimisation as particular focus areas. The areas of his expertise refer
to the Victimology of State Crime with specific reference to the
phenomenon of Children Deprived of their Liberty, Transitional justice and
the advancement of an African Victimology. Professor Peacock is a founding
member and course co-director of the African Postgraduate Course of
Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice (World Society of
Victimology). Professor Peacock served for a number of years as the editor
of the accredited and peer reviewed Southern African Journal of
Criminology, Acta Criminologica.
Prof. dr Anabel Cerezo
Prof. dr Anabel Cerezo is an Associate Professor at the Criminal
Law Department, University of Malaga (Spain), Director of the Institute of
Criminology at the University of Malaga, Member of the International
Editorial Board of the International Journal of Cyber Crimes and Criminal
Justice, Executive Secretary of the Andalusian Society of Victimology
and member of the Spanish Group of Criminal Policy. She has been President
and Executive Secretary of the Spanish Society of Criminological Research,
Former Member of the Board of the European Society of Criminology, Former
Member of the Scientific Commission of the International Society of
Criminology, and Director of the Criminological Bulletin. The areas
of her research and specialization include: cybercrime, victimology, women
and prisons, and criminal justice.
Prof. dr May-Len Skilbrei
Prof. dr May-Len Skilbrei is Professor and Head of the Department
of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo (Norway). She was
a researcher and a managing director of the Fafo Institute for Applied
International Studies. Prof. Skilbrei’s research interests are mobility,
gender and sexuality. She has done empirical studies on subjectivities in,
and policy developments on prostitution and human trafficking, sexual
violence, marriage, labour, irregular migration and return migration.
Prof. dr Nevena Petrusic
Prof. dr Nevena Petrusic is a Full Professor at the Law Faculty,
University of Niš. She was the first Commissioner for the Protection of
Equality in Serbia (2010- 2015) and the Dean of the Law Faculty,
University of Niš (2008-2010). She was a member and from 2010 the
Vice-President of the Gender Equality Council. She is one of the founders
of the Victimology Society of Serbia and the Women’s Research Centre for
Education and Communication in Niš. In the period from 2010 to 2012 she
served as the editor-in-chief of the academic journal Temida. Prof.
dr Petrusic is a member of the Advisory Board of the academic journal
Temida and the Steering Committee of the Victimology Society of
Doc. dr Natalija Zunic
Doc. dr Natalija Zunic is an assistant professor at the Law
Faculty, University of Niš. She is one of the founders of the Victimology
Society of Serbia, Women’s Research Centre for Education and
Communication, S.O.S. hotline for women and child victims of violence and
the Women's Studies in Niš. Main fields of doc. dr Žunić’s theoretical
work and activism include feminism and multidisciplinary theoretical
research on gender, rights and politics. She participated in numerous
projects that are part of her professional and civil engagement in
promotion and protection of women's rights. Doc. dr Zunic is a member of
the Editorial Board of the academic journal Temida.
Prof. dr Sladjana Jovanovic
Prof. dr Sladjana Jovanovic is a Full Professor at the Law
Faculty, University Union in Belgrade. Since 2015 she has been the
Vice-Rector of the University Union in Belgrade. Prof. dr Jovanovic served
as a Vice-dean for science and education at the Law Faculty, University
Union. She is a member of the Executive Board of the Victimology Society
of Serbia and the Editorial Board of the academic journal Temida.
Her research interests are in the field of domestic violence, criminal
justice, criminology and victimology.
Dr Tanja Ignjatovic
Dr Tanja Ignjatovic is the coordinator of the program for
research, knowledge development, education of representatives of
institutions, analysis of public policies and public advocacy in the
non-governmental organization Autonomous Women’s Center from Belgrade. She
was the coordinator of the working groups for the development of strategic
documents for the protection of women against violence, coordinator of the
thematic group for improving the position of women in drafting the
National Strategy for the Fight against Discrimination.
Please find attached the call for submission of abstracts and
information regarding the registration fee and registration process.
For any additional information about the Conference, please contact Bejan
Saciri on the telephone +381 11 6303022 or via E-mail
We would kindly ask you to forward this massage to anyone who might be
interested in participating at the Conference.
Prof. dr Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic
Director of Victimology Society of Serbia