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NCJ Number: 158299 Find in a Library
Title: Eighth International Symposium on Victimology Adelaide 21-26 August 1994
Journal: Social Policy Journal of New Zealand  Issue:3  Dated:(December 1994)  Pages:142-146
Author(s): A Ballin
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 5
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: New Zealand
Annotation: A 1994 symposium held in Adelaide, Australia, focused on the need for scientific rigor in victimological studies, what crime surveys reveal about the experience of international populations, and victim experiences and services.
Abstract: In challenging victimologists to employ more scientific techniques in their studies, one of the keynote speakers suggested that humanistic influences have taken victim issues too far without adequate inquiry and that many hypotheses cannot be sustained. Another keynote speaker looked at what crime surveys reveal about international populations. Other speakers considered the offender as a victim, the efficacy of teaching young offenders about the victim's experience, and effects of conviction in Japan on the offender's family and subsequent difficulties encountered by young offenders when trying to get work and resume a place in the community. Speakers also addressed family violence, stalking, juvenile justice, the scope of victimology, world victimology, abuse of power over women and children, and victim needs and support in New Zealand. 1 reference
Main Term(s): Victims in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Abused children; Abused women; Child abuse; Crime in foreign countries; Crime surveys; Domestic assault; Japan; Juvenile offenders; New Zealand; Stalkers; Victim services; Victimology; Young adult offenders
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