Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


11 May 2009 - 23 May 2009
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:



(In Cooperation With The World Society of Victimology)

11. - 23. MAY 2009

Frane Bulica 4, 20 000 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Phone: + 385 20 413 627; Fax: + 385 20 413 628; E-mail:

Dick D.T Andzenge, St. Cloud State University, USA
Marianne Hilf, University of Graz, Austria
Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, Tokiwa University, Japan
Zvonimir Paul Separovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Elmar G.M. Weitekamp,
Institute of Criminology, University of Tuebingen, Germany and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Resource Faculty Members

I. Aertsen (Belgium), C. Alder (Australia), M. Amir (Israel) A. Baeyens (Colombia),A. Baldry (Italy), J. Barkhuizen (South Africa), I. Balot (Belgium/USA), S. Baltes (Germany), A.Baur (Germany), M. Bensimon (Israel), J. Braithwaite (Australia), V. Braithwaite (Australia), G. Bazemore (USA), L. Camper (South Africa), G. Cianciala (Italy), R. Chigwada-Bailey (Great Britain), S. Ben David (Israel), I. Bueno (Colombia), M. Coester (Germany),, A. Czarnota (Australia), F. Cruz da Fonseca (Brazil), T. Degenhardt (Northern Ireland), K. Drenkhahn Grmany), R. Everett (USA), E.Fattah (Canada), P. Friday (USA), N. Funk-Unrau (Canada) M. Gatz (USA), A.-M. Getos (Croatia), D.L. Gilbertson, (USA), M. Gottfredson (USA), H. Gramckow (USA), , J. Greene (USA), M. Groenhuijsen (The Netherlands), O. Hagemann (Germany), U.-I. Haas (Germany), A. Hauber (The Netherlands), S. Heinrich (Germany), B. Heylen (Belgium), L. Hulsman, (The Netherlands), M. Hurlbert (Canada), F. Hutsebaut (Belgium), P. Iadicola (USA), B. Jervis (New Zealand), N. Jones (Canada), J. Joseph (USA), H.-J.Kerner (Germany), E: Kosovski (Brazil), R. Letschert (The Netherlands), I: Haen Marshall (USA), V. Martinez Solares (Mexico), P. Massaro (Italy), ), S. Meier (Australia), E. Mercato, Jr.,OMI (Phillippines); C. Maxson (USA), C. Morgenstrn (Germny), J. Mulvale (Canada), F. Myamba (USA/Tanzania), Alida Merlo (USA), H. Morosawa (Japan), A. Morris (New Zealand), J. Nash (USA), V. Nikolic Ristanovic (Serbia i Montenegro), A. Park (Canada), S. Parmentier (Belgium, ); R. Peacock (South Africa), T. Peters (Belgium), D. Peterson (USA),), K.Polk (Australia), G. Prosperi (Italy), M. Rauschenbach (Switzerland), (V), P. Redekop (Canada), T. Relis (USA/UK), X. Ren (USA), A. Reisinger Corachini (Austria), N. Ronel (Israel), D. Roessner (Germany), A. Saponaro (Italy), P. Schaefer, (Germany), K.Schmalenbach (Austria), E. .Shachaf (Israel), M..Shechory (Israel), I. Staiger(Germany/Belgium), T.J. Taylor (USA), E. Tajima (USA), K.Thane (Germany), I. Thoss (Germany), P. Togo (USA), K. Turkovic (Croatia), L. Vacing (Canada), M. Valinas (Portugal/Belgium), J. Van Dijk (The Netherlands),T.van Camp (Canada), R. van Schijndel (The Netherlands), M. Viuhko (Finland), M. Wade (Germany), L. Walgrave (Belgium), I. Waller (Canada), F.W.Winkel (TheNetherlands)
The 25th Post Graduate Course Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice in the Inter University Center Dubrovnik will bring together around 40 students from all over the world and approximately up to 30 internationally renowned experts in the field of victimology, criminology and criminal justice. The course covers areas like crisis intervention, crisis management, victim assistance, victim compensation, restorative and transitional justice issues, women as victims of violence, theoretical concepts of victimology, newest developments in victim assistance, economic victimization, international victim surveys, victim impact statements, etc. Experience in victimology and/or victim assistance is welcome but not necessary since this course is geared to a theoretical brush up. The course will be taught in English.
In Dubrovnik, participants live in private quarters (room without board is about 15 to 25 EURO per night) or in one of the hotels close to the Inter University Center (IUC). The IUC is located 3 minutes walking distance away from the world famous old city. However, the participants are responsible to find and book their own accommodation
The administration of the IUC is very helpful in providing a list of hotels (if you book please indicate that you are a participant in the IUC activities in order to get a special rate!) and you may check their website for a list of those: For information on private accommodation please contact also the Tourist Information Center: phone: +385-20-426-354; Fax: +385-20-426-355; E-mail: Lectures begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m. Between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. is a siesta break and classes resume at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The last three days of the course are devoted to paper presentations by the students. Short presentations by the students of about 10 minutes in English language qualify for graduation from the course and lead to the highly desired certificate. The tuition fee for the course is 400 Euros per participant and has to be paid at the beginning of the course partly to the course directors for the social activities and for having the course at the IUC (320 Euro) and partly directly to the Interuniversity Center Dubrovnik (80Euro). ..It is not necessary to pre-register for the course at the Inter University Center in Dubrovnik. However, please inform one of the course directors about your participation and, if appropriate, the bringing of the number of students in order to allow us to plan accordingly. Some of you might need a Visa coming to Croatia and for going to a neighbouring country. Please check this issue with your appropriate Embassy or Consulate!!!

If you need further information, please contact one of the course directors!!!
30/11/23 May 2009

It is remarkable XXV. Post Graduate Course in Victimology, second oldest course at the IUC.for years. It deserves, I believe, special attention by the IUC Association. More about the Course:
Directors: D. Andzenge, USA, G.F. Kirchhoff, Japan, M. Hilf, Austria, Z.P. Separovic, Croiatia, and E.G.M. Weitekamp.
The 25th Course "Victimology" in the IUC Dubrovnik will bring together around 40 students from all over the world and approximately up to 20 international renowned experts in the field of victimology,, criminology and criminal justice. The course covers areas like crisis intervention, crisis menagement, victim assistance, compensation and transnational justice issues, economic victimisation, international victim serveys, Iinternational terrorism victims, victims of medical malpractice, victim impact statements etc.
The Course in Victimology startet in 1984 and with a break due to the war condition in 1991 and 1992 lasted contuinuosly all the time, each year in May. Over tbe thousand students and more than two hundred professors and experts have been dealing with crucial problems of victims in violent world we are living in.
Founders of thre Course have been prof. G.F. Kirchhoff, Germany / Japan, prof. P.Friday, USA and prof. Z.P.Separović, Croatia.
Resource Faculty Members includes, among others I. Aertsen, Belgium, M.Amir, Israel, J. Braithwaite, Australia,,S.B. David, Israel, N. Christie, Norway, E. Fatah, Canada, M. Groenhuijsen, The Netherlands, L. Hulsman, The Netherlends,, B. Jervis, New Zealand, J. Kerner, Gemany, E. Kosovski, Brazil, , V.M. Solares, Mexico, H. Morosawa, Japan, R. Peackock, S. Afrika, T. Peters, Belgium,, X. Ren, USA, A. Saponaro, Italy,, K. Turković, Croatia, I. Waller, Canada, F. W. Winkel, The Netherlands and others.

This year Course will start on May 11, 2009 solemnly celebrating the 25th Course. We would appreciate very much if the President will attend the opening morning session


Prof. Zvonimir P. eparović