About the Indian Society of Victimology (ISV)
The Indian society of Victimology (ISV) was founded by Dr. K. Chockalingam in August 1992 to advocate the cause of victims of crime and abuse of power in India. The newly established Society was formally inaugurated by the eminent Jurist Hon'ble Justice Mr. V. R. Krishna Iyer, Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India in September 1992. The members of the Society come from a broad spectrum of professionals and academia working in the field of social and behavioral sciences. The membership of the Society includes academics, social scientists, cirminal justice practitioners, social activitists, research scholars and students from across the Country. Today, the Society has 534 Life Members and continues to grow far and wide.
Since inception the Indian Society of Victimology has organised several conferences, seminars, symposium, special lectures and workshops on various victimological issues with a view to advocate the cause of victims of crime and abuse of power in India.
Objectives of the Society
To bring willing members into contact with one another with a view to establish relation of good friendship and goodwill towards one another so that they can exchange thoughts and views
To advance victimological research and practices in India.
To encourage interdisciplinary and comparative work and research in this field.
To provide a national symposium for victimology ordinarily every two years that will serve as a forum for national scholars, practitioners and students
To organise periodic seminars, workshops and institutes.
To bring out publication of a journal and a newsletter.
To establish co-operation among victimologists throughout the world so as to initiate and maintain and active exchange of ideas.
To establish a library consisting of useful books for the use of its members.
To raise funds for the Society by way of subscriptions, donations or other means for the above objects.
To do all or any of the above things and all such other things as are incidental or may be thought conductive to attainment of the above objects or any of them.
ISV Inaugural Speech Glimpses
Latest Events of the Society
The K.L. Arora Chair in Criminal Law, Centre for Criminology & Victimology (CCV) in association with Indian Society of Victimology Organized a one day National Conference on Wrongful Prosecution: Rights, Protection and Assistance on 18th November, 2017 at National Law University Delhi. The Conference began with welcome address by Prof.(Dr.) Ranbir Singh, Vice-Chancellor, NLU Delhi. HMJ A.P. Shah, delivered inaugural address on the occasion, addressed by HMJ Mohan Peiris & Prof.(Dr.) B.B. Pande, Distinguished Professor, NLU Delhi.
The event was graced by the presence of prominent speakers who actively shared their views. The proceedings of the Conference were devided into Four main technical sessions with each sessions containing 6 - 7 presentations which involved as many as 22 Resource Person focussing on the fields like Wrongful prosecution, Miscarriage of Justice, Human Rights, Law Rights, false criminal offences, Jurisprudence, Victimology, such as Prof.(Dr.) Gerd Kirchoff, O.P.J.G.U., Sonipat, Prof.(Dr.) Arvind Tiwari, TISS, Ms. Vrinda Grover, Sr. Advocate, Mr. Ravi Nair, SAHRDC, Dr. Jyoti Dogra Sod, Associate Professor, ILI Delhi, Dr. Priyamvada, University of Madras, Mr. Vishavjeet Chaudhary, O.P.JGU, Sonipat, Ms. Deepali Vashist, VIPS, Ms. Archana Singh, The NCU, gurugram, Dr. Upma Gautam, Assistant Professor, GGSIPU; and many more.
More than 40 participants including students, research scholars, academicians and law teachers from the reputed institutions across the country and faculty members from NLU Delhi took participation in the conference.
The conference was directed by Prof (Dr.) G.S. Bajpai, Registrar and Chairman of Centre for criminology & Victimology at National Law University Delhi. The program was coordinated by Mr Sidharth Dahiya, Assistant Registrar (Academics) & Ms. Pratibha Tandon, Research Associate, NLU Delhi.