Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies


09 May 2011 - 21 May 2011
Course directors:
Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, O P Jindal Global University, India
Marianne Johanne Hilf, University of Bern, Switzerland
Dick Daniel Taver`Shima Andzenge, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States
Zvonimir Paul Šeparović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Elmar G. M. Weitekamp, University of Tübingen, Germany
Course description:

The 27th 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: +385-20-323 350; Fax: +385-20-323 351; 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 300 Euros per participant and has to be paid in cash at the beginning of the course partly to the course directors for the social activities and the fees of the IUC.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 planned 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 since we plan for this course an excursion to Montenegro!!!

Course lecturers:
Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Moshe Bensimon, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel
Natti Ronel, Bar-Ilan University, Jerusalem, Israel
Tom Winfree, New Mexico State University, United States
Mally Shechory - Bitton, University of Ariel, Israel
Janice Joseph, Stockton University, United States
Robert Peacock, University of the Free State, South Africa
Elmar G. M. Weitekamp, University of Tübingen, Germany
Gerd Ferdinand Kirchhoff, O P Jindal Global University, India
Dick Daniel Taver`Shima Andzenge, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States
Zvonimir Paul Šeparović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dawn Beichner, Illinois State University, United States
Kirstin Drenkhahn, Free University of Berlin, Germany
D. Lee Gilbertson, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, United States
Ute Ingrid Haas, Ostfalia University, Braunschweig/Wolfenbüttel, Germany
Otmar Hagemann, University of Applied Sciences, Kiel, Germany
Michael Kilchling, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany
Pierluca Massaro, University of Bari, Italy
Dawn Rothe, Old Dominion University, United States
Peter Schäfer, University of Applied Sciences, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Isabel Thoβ, University of Tübingen, Germany
Armando Saponaro, University of Bari, Italy
Ron Everett, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States
Jehanne M.G. Hulsman, Hulsman Foundation, Netherlands
Albert Richard Hauber, University of Leiden, Netherlands
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