Monday, April 18, 2011

Dr. Everett to speak on victimology at international conference

Dr. Ron Everett, Justice faculty, will be a faculty member for the post-graduate course, "Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice," presented by the World Society of Victimology (WSV) and the Inter University Centre Dubrovnik in Croatia, May 9-21, 2011. Dr. Everett will speak on "Victims in Alaska or Victims of Alaska: Understanding the Structural Context of Social Problems and Victimization."

This course was instituted in 1984 and is conducted each year by an international faculty of experts in victimology. Registration is limited to about 40 individuals. Crisis intervention, victim compensation, restorative justice, economic victimization, and women as victims of violence, are among the issues to be presented.

The WSV is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with Special Category consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations and the Council of Europe. Brought together by a mutual concern for victims, its world-wide membership includes victim assistance practitioners, social scientists, social workers, physicians, lawyers, civil servants, volunteers, university academics of all levels, and students.