9 – 21 May 2005   print this page

Course directors:

Marianne Lschnig, University of Graz, Austria
Elmar G. M. Weitekamp, University of Tübingen, Germany
Zvonimir Paul Šeparović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dick Daniel Taver`Shima Andzenge, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States
Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, O P Jindal Global University, India

Course description:

This course provides a thorough theoretical base of victimology as a social science. On this base it develops a body of knowledge about the victim, the victim's reaction and the reaction of the social environment. It looks at formal and informal rections. It describes, analyses and explains programs of victim assistance. It covers the role of the victim in criminal justice systems, with a special emphasis on restitution, compensation and mediation. It introduces into restorative justice. The course covers the activities of the UN as they influence worldwide social politics. Faculty members from different countries provide insights into their scientific orientation and into current research projects. Participants learn victimology as a social science as it represents itself in current research, in established practical projects and in worldwide political actions. Participants will be exposed to about 15 internationally renowned faculty members and will work through 30 different lectures . Partcipants contribute by giving a short oral presentation on a topic of their choice relevant to the course content.