Balkan Victimology and Victim Policies

Balkan Criminology organised a scientific panel at the 2020 conference of the European Society of Criminology on the topic of victimology and victim protection in the Balkans. On September 11th between 13,00 and 14,15 prominent scholars and renown experts were discussing most recent findings on and innovative approaches to organised crime and its research.

For further conference information check out the ESC 2020 webpage.

The panel was chaired by Gorazd Meško, BCNet member, and hosted by the corresponding ESC Working Group, whereas the following topics were discussed:

  • Victimology in Slovenia (Rok Hacin, University of Maribor; Gorazd Meško, University of Maribor; Katja Eman, University of Maribor; Urška Pirnat, University of Maribor)
  • Victimology in Serbia Achievements and Challenges (Vesna Nikolić Ristanović, Belgrade University Faculty for Special Education and Rehabilitation)
  • Victimology in Hungary (Eszter Sárik, National Institute of Criminology; Tünde Barabás, National Institute of Criminology; Anna Kiss, National Institute of Criminology)
  • High and Low Risk Victims in Romania (Flaviu Ciopec, West University of Timisoara; Andra-Roxana Trandafir (Ilie), University of Bucharest)

We invite all interested scholars and practitioners to join the discussion in a combined effort to broaden our knowledge on the state of art in victimological research and current challenges of victim protection policies and practices in the Balkans, so that we may hopefully contribute to a better understanding of victimisation processes, as a precondition to improve victim support efforts.