Victimology Society of Serbia organises its VII Annual Conference 24-25/11

10 Nov, 2016
The Victimology Society of Serbia is organising its 7th Annual Conference later this month. Victim Support Europe is invited to discuss victim support in Serbia during the event, following the study we carried out with the World Bank in Serbia.

VII Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia

Security and victimization: Challenges of social reaction and victims’ protection
Belgrade, 24th and 25th November 2016

 

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

I day (24th November 2016)

 

09.00 – 09.30    Participants’ registration

09.30 – 10.00    Opening of the Conference

  • Prof. dr Slobodan Savić, President of the Victimology Society of Serbia
  • Mr. Saša Janković, Protector of Citizens (Ombudsman of Serbia)
  • Ms. Tamara Mirović, Deputy Republic Prosecutor, Serbia
  • Prof. dr Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović, Director of the Victimology Society of Serbia

 

10.00 – 10.30    Victimology Society of Serbia Awards

 

10.30 – 12.00 Plenary session 1: Security and victimization: Challenges of social reaction and protection of victims

  • dr Nataša Mrvić-Petrović, Principal Research Fellow at the Institute of Comparative Law and a full professor at the Law School, University Union in Belgrade, Serbia: Legal protection of victims of terrorism in Serbia – achievements and possible improvements
  • dr Gorazd Meško, full professor, Vice-Dean for Research and Head of the Institute of Criminal Justice and Security at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor, Slovenia and President-elect of the European Society of Criminology (ESC): Community safety and community policing – victimological perspectives
  • dr Oliver Bačanović, Dean and full professor at the Faculty of Security, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Migrant and refugee crisis – victimological aspects

 

12.00 – 12.30    Coffee break and poster presentations

 

12.30 – 14.00     Plenary session 2: Help and support of victims

  • Levent Altan, Executive Director of Victim Support Europe, An Verelst, Victim Support Europe, Belgium: Developing Victim Support in Serbia (TBC)
  • Ilse Vande Walle, international trainer and consultant specialised in supporting children and young people as victims of crime, Belgium: Victims’ needs and how to assess them
  • Sue O’Sullivan, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, Canada: Working for Victims: Canada’s Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

 

14.00 – 15.00    Lunch break

15.00 – 16.30    Thematic sessions

 

Thematic session 1: Viktimization and security

Working language: English

  • Nadjhia Normil-Skakavac, Virginia State University, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Petersburg, US: Haitian Boat People and the Mexican Wetbacks: A Theoretical Perspective of Crimmigration Laws in the U.S.
  • dr Marjan Gjurovski, Faculty of Security, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Dr Muhamed Racaj, Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Macedonia: Refugee Crisis: Security Challenges for Macedonia and the Region
  • Kjell Elefalk, International Management and Police Consultant, Trygghet and Management Company, Sweden: Local Safety Measurement System for Police Efficiency – A proposal to better combat crime, disorder and victimisation in Policing globally
  • Dr Filippo Balistreri, EuroCrime Research, Training and Consulting srl, Florence, Italy: Indicators, Surveys and Results of the MARGIN Project: Tackle Insecurity in Marginalized Areas

 

Thematic session 2: Viktimization and social response

Working language: Serbian

  • dr Dragana Batić,  Faculty of Security, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Parental alienating syndrom as a kind of emotional abuse of children of divorce  parents
  • dr Sandra Fabijanić Gagro, Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka, Croatia: International legal development on the protection of child soldiers
  • dr Vesna Stefanovska, Faculty of Security, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Criminal justice, social and restorative response to hate crime
  • Dr Anja Mirosavljević, Faculty for Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia: VOM is sufficient for victims but not for the offenders – is VOM an ideal theoretical view on justice?

 

16.30 – 16.45    Coffee break and poster presentations

16.45 – 18.15    Thematic sessions

 

Thematic session 3: Help and support for victims of crime and war

Working language: Serbian

  • Mirela Mujagić, Olga Lola Ninković, Marija Pavlović, District Prosecutor’s Office of East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Challenges and progress: Psychological support to victims of conflict related sexual violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina at the district level/cantonal courts and prosecutors’ offices
  • Dr Branka Antić-Štauber, Snaga Žene, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Life away from Life
  • Bojana Tankosić, Institution for Children and Youth “Dr Milorad Pavlović”, Children’s village, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia, Ana Vidović; Institution for Children and Youth “Dr Milorad Pavlović”, Children’s village, Sremska Kamenica, Serbia, Ivana Milosavljević Đukić, „Centre for Protection of Infants, Children and Youth“, Belgrade, Serbia, Jara Petković; Centre for development of social welfare services “Princess Ljubica”, Kragujevac, Serbia, Bojana Luković, Centre for development of social welfare services “Princess Ljubica”, Kragujevac, Serbia, Marija Marković; Foster home for children and youth “Dusko Radovic”, Nis Serbia: Previous experience in practice „Units for the protection of child abuse and victims in judical proceedings“
  • Jasmina Nikolić, Bejan Šaćiri, Victimology Society of Serbia, Serbia: An analysis of the VDS info and victim support service in the period from 2013 to 2015 with particular reference to the use of restorative dialogue and practice-based solutions

 

Thematic session 4: The victims of various forms of victimization and the importance of support

Working language: Serbian

  • dr Sladjana Đurić, Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Ana Paraušić, MsC, Faculty of Security Studies, University of Belgrade, Serbia: Victimization of immigrants: Experience of developed european countries
  • dr Bogdančo Gogov, Faculty of Security, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: The victim of the state crime in Macedonia
  • Dr Filip Mirić, Faculty of Law, University of Niš, Serbia: The city of Skopje in times of adversity (1963): The Victimological Aspect
  • Dr Tatjana Gerginova, Faculty of Security, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Need for protection and support of victims of terrorism
  • Slobodan Stojanović, members of the presidency USPS, Belgrade, Serbia: Retirees as victims of the economic policy

 

Poster presentations:

  • Dr Michaela Stefunkova, Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention, Prague, Czech Republic, Zuzana Kostelnikova, Institute of Criminology and Social Prevention, Prague, Czech Republic: Victimization Survey – What’s going on in the Czech Republic
  • Aleksandra Jovanović, MA, Belgrade, Serbia: Gender socialization and exposure of women living in rural areas to marital violence

 

II day (25th November 2016)

 

10.00 – 11.30    Plenary session 3: Victimization, empowerment and recovery

  • dr Natti Ronel, Department of Criminology, Bar-Ilan University, Israel: Becoming a victim – between primary and secondary powerlessness: implications for recovery
  • Nina Peršak, Ghent University, Faculty of Law, Gent, Belgium: The burkini debate, radicalisation and the freedom to (un)dress: empowering or victimising?
  • dr Mally Shechory Bitton, Department of Criminology, Ariel University, Israel: Posttraumatic Growth Following Exposure to Terror Events Among Israeli Mothers

 

11.30 – 12.00    Coffee break and poster presentations

 

12.00 – 13.30  Plenarna sesija 4: Victimization and protection of victims: the experience of different countries

  • dr Chadley James, Department of Criminology, California State University, Fresno, US: Victim Participation in the Criminal Justice System: Re-evaluating Impact Statements
  • Sarah Simons, Executive Committee Member, World Society of Victimology, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, Waleс, UK: Re-Victimization by the Media: Advocating Duty-of-Care for Responsible Journalism in Africa
  • Jelena Watkins, MA, ASSIST Trauma Care, UK: Peer support for cross-border victims of terrorism: Lessons learnt in the UK after 9/11 and Paris attacks

 

13.30 – 14.30    Lunch break

14.30 – 16.00    Thematic sessions

 

Thematic session 5: Children and juveniles as victims and offenders

Working language: Serbian

  • Dr Sanja Ćopić, Institute of Criminological and Sociological Research and Victimology Society of Serbia, Serbia: Victimisation of minors in Serbia: Results of the International Self Reported Study
  • dr Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović, Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade and Victimology Society of Serbia, Serbia, M.Sc. Ljiljana Stevković, Faculty of Special Education and Rehabilitation, University of Belgrade and Victimology Society of Serbia, Serbia: Happiness as a factor of victimization and delinquency of minors
  • dr Nataša Jovanova, Fakultet za bezbednost, Univerzitet Faculty of Security, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Prof. dr Oliver Bačanović, Faculty of Security, University “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia: Correlation between delinquency and victimization among school children

 

Thematic session 6: Victims of violence: from victimization to empowerment

Working language: Serbian

  • dr Mirjana Dokmanović, Facultyof European Legal and Political Studies, Educons University, Novi Sad, Serbia: Firearms possession and domestic violence in Serbia
  • Dr Zorica Mršević, Institute for social studies, Belgrade, Serbia, Mr Svetlana Janković, Strategic Research Institute, Serbia: Implementation of the principles of local ownership: from victimization to empowerment of women
  • Mirjana Sredojević, PhD student, Faculty of Law, University of Novi Sad, Serbia: Pоsition of victims of domestic violence in current social context
  • Jelena Grujić, MA, Educons University, Novi Sad, Serbia: Victimisation of older people by violence in the Republic of Serbia – Empirical research in the municipality of Novi Sad in the period 2006-2015

 

16.00 – 16.30   Closing of the conference