Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

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31 | Victimology,Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice XXIV

12 May 2008 - 24 May 2008
Course directors:
Dick Daniel Taver`Shima Andzenge, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States
Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, O P Jindal Global University, India
Marianne Johanne Hilf, University of Bern, Switzerland
Zvonimir Paul Šeparović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Elmar G. M. Weitekamp, University of Tübingen, Germany
Course description:
XXIV. Post Graduate Course on Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice
Inter-University Center Dubrovnik
Frane Bulica 4
Dubrovnik, Croatia

May 12.- 24. 2008

Course Directors

Dick Andzenge, St. Cloud, USA
Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, Mito, Japan
Marianne Hilf, Graz, Austria
Zvonimir Paul Separovic, Zagreb, Croatia
Elmar G.M. Weitekamp, Tbingen, Germany and Leuven, Belgium

Faculty and Resource Persons

Ivo Aertsen, Leuven, Belgium
Moshe Bensimon, Tel Aviv, Israel
Nils Christie, Oslo,Norway
Giselda Cianciala, Bari,Italy
D.Lee Gilbertson, St.Cloud, USA
Ute-Ingrid Haas, Braunschweig, Germany
Otmar Hagemann, Kiel, Germany
Albert Hauber, The Hague,The Netherlands
Louk Hulsmann, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
Janice Joseph, Pomona, USA
Hans-Jrgen Kerner, Tbingen, Germany
Karlijn Kuijpers, Tilburg,The Netherlands
Pierluca Massaro, Bari, Italy
Jose Mulder, Tilburg,The Netherlands
Jessalyn Nash, USA
Robert Peacock, Pretoria, South Africa
Tony Peters, Leuven, Belgium
Gianna Prosperi, Bari, Italy
Mina Rauschenbach, Geneva, Switzerland
Paul Redekop, Winnipeg,Canada
Astrid Reisinger Coracini, Graz, Austria
Natti Ronel, Tel Aviv, Israel
Armando Saponaro, ari, Italy
Peter Schfer, Mnchengladbach, Germany
Patience Togo, St.Cloud, USA
Ksenija Turkovic, Zagreb, Croatia

Monday May 12th, 2008

9:00 10:00 Opening Session by Course Directors

10:00-10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 12:30 Theoretical Victimology, Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff

12:30 - 16:00 Guided Tour of Historical Dubrovnik ( departs from IUC)

16:00 18:00 Medicine and Victims, Zvonimir Paul Separovic

18:00 19:00 Interrelationships between Victzimization and the Identity process, Content and Structure of the Adolescent. Robert Peacock

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

9:00 10:00 Victimological Theories. Armando Saponaro

10:00 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 11: 11:30 The History of Restorative Justice. Elmar G.M. Weitekamp

11:30 12:30 Victim-Offender Mediation in Germany. Hans-Jrgen Kerner

12:30 - 17:00 Siesta

17:00 18:00 Implementing the Mediation Method of Conferencing in Elmshorn, Germany. Otmar Hagemann

18:00 19:00 Mediation involving DomesticViolence. Peter Schfer

19:00 20:00 The Culturally Legitimate Victim: The FGM Question? Gianna Prosperi

Wednesday, May 14th, 2007

9:00 10:00 Restorative Justice and Victim Involvement. Jessalyn Nash

10:00 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 11:30 The dynamic of songs in ingroup conflict and proximity. The cae of the traumatic extraction of Settlers during the Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip. Moshe Bensimon.

11:30 12:30 The Challenges of Therapy for Recovering Victims. Natti Ronel

13:00 20:00 Excursion to Trsteno Arboretum and the Oyster Farms of Ston
Bus departs from Pile Gate. Attention: At the arboretum a Group Picture will be Taken.

Thursday, May15th, 2007

9:00 10:00 . Victims Rights on the Basis of the UN Declaration of 1985 and the EU Framework Decision 2001. Marianne Hilf

10:00 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 11:30 Crime Victims and the Criminal Justice System in Switzerland: Heightened Expectations and Dissatisfactions. Mina Rauschenbach

11:30 12:30 Victim Participation and Reparations in the light of the initial Practice of the International Criminal Court. Astrid Reisinger Coracini

17:00 19:00 A Victimological History of Dubrovnik. D. Lee Gilbertson

Friday, May 16th, 2008

9:00 10:00 00 Non-Criminal Remedies for Crime Victims The Work of the Council of Eiurope. Ksenija Turkovic

10:00 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 11:30 On the Position of the Victim In Restorative Justice Programs. Ivo Aertsen

12:30- 17:00 Siesta

17:00 18:00 Risk Assessment in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence. Karlijn Kuijpers

18:00 19:00 Compensation for Victims of Crime. Jose Mulder

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

9:00 19:00 Boat Trip with Fish Barbecue to Three Beautiful Islands of the Dalmation Sea
with the Gospe od Karmena. The Boat will depart from the New Harbour in Dubrovnik

Sunday, May18th, 2008

Recharge your batteries day

Monday, May 19st, 2008

9:00 11:00 Understanding Torture and Torture Victims. Dick Andzenge

11:00 11;30 Coffee Break

11:30 - !3:00 RestorativeJustice in Cases of Mass Victimization and Gross Human Rights Violations. Elmar G.M. Weitekamp

13:00 17:00 Siesta

17:00 18:00 Alternative Sanctions for Juvenile First Offenders Including Contact with the Victim in the Netherlands. Albert Hauber

18:00 19:00 Family Violence Among Immigrant Populations. Patience Togo

19:00 20:00 Penal Mediation in Italy.Pierluca Massaro

20:00 21:00 Victims Rights Conflict Paradigm_ The Italian Experience Compared. Giselda Cianciala

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

9:00 11:00 00 The Development of Victimology: A Bottom Up versus Top Down Approach. Tony Peters

11:00 12:30 Coffee Break

11:30 13:00 Limits To Pain: A Critical Look at Victimology. Nils Christie

13:00 17:00 Siesta

17:00 19:00 The Future of the World Without Criminal Justice. Louk Hulsman

19:00 20:00 A Discussion with Tony Peters, Nils Christie and Louk Hulsman

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Excursion to Montenegro
Bus departs from Pile Gate

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

9:00 -10:00 Victims of Femicide. Janice Joseph

10.00 11:00 Meeting the Needs of Victims and Offenders in the Persuit of justice. Paul Redekop

11:00 11;30 Coffee Break

11:30 -12:30 Student Presentations

12:30 17:00 Siesta

17:00 - 19:00 Student Presentations

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

9:00 - 10:00 Student Paper Presentations

10:00 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 12:30 Student Paper Presentations

12:30 17:00 Siesta

17:00 19:00 Student Paper Presentations

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

9:00 10:00 Student Paper Presentations

11000 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 12:30 Student Paper Presentations

12:30 17:00 Siesta (Attention: If necessary break will be shorter depending on number of student paper presentations)

17:00 18:00 Graduation Ceremony

19:00 Open End Fare Well Party at the Sesame

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Departure to Home

It is a long and good tradition of the course participants to attend at least one classical concert in one of the churches or the Rectors palace in Dubrovnik. We will definitely try to organize this event also in this years course and details will be announced during the course!