Victimology (et., al.)
International Crime Victim Compensation Program Directory
From: Office for Victims of Crime - Resources for International Victims.
International Crime Victim Surveys: ICVS
The International Crime Victim Survey (ICVS) is the most farreaching programme of standardised sample surveys to look a householders’ experience with crime, policing, crime prevention and feelings of unsafety in a large number of countries.
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT)
The IRCT is an independent, international health professional organization, which promotes and supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and works for the prevention of torture worldwide.
International Victimology: Selected Papers from the 8th International Symposium
From: Australian Institute of Criminology - Publications. The Australian Institute of Criminology is the national focus for the study of crime and criminal justice in Australia and for the dissemination of criminal justice information. The Institute draws on information supplied to it by a wide variety of sources and its policy advice is objective and independent.
International Victimology Website
To facilitate implementation of the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power by disseminating information about current victimology research and about what works, what doesn't, what's promising in victim services, prevention of crime and abuse of power, and by encouraging international exchange of expertise and experience.
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies / Willkommen auf der Homepage des MPI für Gesellschaftsforschung
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, a member institute of the Max Planck Society, is devoted to basic research in the social sciences. Its work focusses on the governance of advanced industrial societies in the face of internationalization and economic globalization, in particular on the changing roles and capacities of states and other corporate actors under conditions of international interdependence and supranational integration. In the analytical perspective of an actor-centered institutionalism, projects at the institute assess multi-level and multi-actor processes of decision-making, negotiation and coordination, and apply theory modules of evolutionary dynamics as well as political economy.
Payback helps victims and communities benefit from the constructive punishment of non-violent offenders. We are an independent organisation, running a four year campaign to increase understanding and use of those punishments for non-violent offenders which pay back victims and communities, eg., community service, reparation and compensation orders.
Prisons Handbook (UK)
The Comprehensive Annual Guide to UK Prisons published by Waterside Press and Edited by Mark Leech.
(Plenty of resources here too.)
Statistics Canada: Canadian Dimensions: The State: Justice and crime
From Statistics Canada - Canada's national statistical agency profiling Canada's business, economy and society.
UNICRI - United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute
UNICRI was first established in 1968 as the United Nations Social Defense Research Institute (UNSDRI) by Resolution 1086 B (XXXIX) of the Economic and Social Council that requested the Secretary-General to proceed with arrangements to strengthen the United Nations action in the prevention and control of both juvenile delinquency and adult criminality.
(Just a sampling of what you can find inside: World Directory of Criminological Resources.)
Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA)
Once considered simply a nice idea, the concept of victim offender mediation and victim offender reconciliation is now firmly established in the process of criminal justice. The value of these programs in restoring all those affected by crime has been proven in communities throughtout the world. Victim offender mediation and reconciliation programs involve a face-to-face meeting, in the presence of a trained mediator, between an individual who has been victimized by a crime and the perpetrator of that crime.
War Crimes, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity
War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes Against Humanity publishes high-quality, original scholarly research with a particular emphasis on socio-legal and criminological approaches to its subject.
Welcome to Victim Support
Victim Support is committed to providing people affected by crime with appropriate and sufficient recognition, support and information to help them deal with their experience, and to ensuring that their rights are acknowledged and advanced in all aspects of criminal justice and social policy.
World Society of Victimology
The Purposes of the WSV are . . . to promote research on victims and victim assistance; advocacy of their interests throughout the world; to encourage interdisciplinary and comparative research in victimology; to advance the cooperation of international, regional, and local agencies, groups, and individuals concerned with the problems of victims.
(See also: Hidden Sexual Victimization: An International Study.)
Welcome to the JRF website
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is the UK's largest independent social policy research and development charity. It supports a wide programme of research and development projects in housing, social care and social policy.