IX Annual Conference of the Victimology Society of Serbia New and Old Forms of Victimization: Challenges for Victimology Theory and Practice
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 will be held on 29th and 30th November 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia.