Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice has been instituted jointly by the Indian Society of Victimology and Centre for Criminology and Victimology at National Law University Delhi. The Journal is managed by a group of eminent scholars as editors working in the field of criminology and victimology among the world. Being a valuable publication in the field of criminology and victimology, it would visualize the scope and research areas of both of the contributing organizations.
The ISV was established in August 1992 and was formally inaugurated by the eminent jurist Hon’ble Mr. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, in September 1992 at the University of Madras. The ISV was established with the objective of advocating the cause of victims of crime and abuse of power in India and to some extent it has been realized. As of today, it has about 400 members.
National Law University Delhi has set up an exclusive centre for advanced research training, policy analysis and consultancy in the broader fields of criminal law, criminal justice and victimology view to achieve objectives viz. promoting research and action in this selected areas of criminal justice and victimology, to undertake specific research projects in the said areas, to propose training programmes to the various wings of criminal justice system including the stakeholders in the field of Juvenile justice, to analyse and critically examine the laws, policy and programmes from the stand point of victim protection, rehabilitation, participation and justice, to strive for providing a Victimlogical thrust in the legal education at graduate and under graduate level, to organize students centric initiatives in the form of victim advocacy, legal clinic and outreach programme for extending victims support services, to undertake publications and coordinate with various National and International agencies working in the broader areas of victimology and criminology.
The Journal is the flagship journal for visualizing development in the field of victimology and victim justice in the form of Articles, Notes and Comments from eminent jurists, academicians, victim service providers, policy makers, scholars and students. Focussing both on critical leadership and practical development, the research articles to be included would reflect victimological perspectives from a broad range of disciplines and contribute to a greater understanding of victims, victimization, victim- offender relations, institutional functioning and allied issues. The Journal is be a peer-reviewed journal with two issues published annually. The journal deploys the insights and methodologies of all relevant disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, economic, history as well as law and legal and political theory to further the interests of victims all across the world.
Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice aims to focus on both critical leadership and practical development representing victimological perspectives from a broad range of disciplines and contribute to a greater understanding of victims, victimization, victim- offender relations, institutional functioning and allied issues. The journal will include Articles, Notes and Comments from eminent jurists, academicians, victim service providers, policy makers, scholars and students. It is a peer-reviewed journal in print format with two issues published annually. The journal will deploy the insights and methodologies of all relevant disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, economic, history as well as law and legal and political theory to further the interests of victims all across the world.
|Debarati Halder||Professor, Karnavati University, Gujarat|
|Syed Umarhathab||Assistant Professor, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli|
|Priya Rai||Deputy Librarian, National Law University, Delhi|
|John P J Dussich||Professor Emeritus, Department of Criminology, California State University, Fresno, USA|
|Michael O'Connell||Commissioner for Victims Rights, South Australia|
|Elmar G M Weitekamp||Professor of Criminology, University Tubingen, Germany|
|Arvind Verma||Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, Indiana University, Bloomington|
|Ronel Natti||Head, Department of Criminology, Bar-IIan University, Israel|
|K Chokalingam||Former Professor & Head, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, India|
|Khushal Vibhute||Professor of Law and Dean, Rajiv Gandhi School of IP Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India|
|Arvind Tiwari||Professor & Dean, School of Law, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India|
|N K Chakrabarti||Director, Institute of Law, KIIT University, Orissa|
|P Madhava Soma Sundaram||Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tamil Nadu|
|M Srinivasan||Professor and Head, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, India|
|K Jaishankar||Professor and Head, Department of Criminology, Raksha Shakti University (Police and Internal Security University), Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India|
|M Priyamvadha||Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Madras, India|
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Submission Guidelines for Journal of Victimology and Victim Justice
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- The preferred maximum length for Article is 7000–8000 words, Essay 5000–6000 words, Note/Comment 3000–4000 words and Book Review 1500–2500 words including abstract (200–250 words) and footnote.
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