Eighth International and Twelfth Biennial Conference of The Indian Society of Victimology 03 – 05 November 2022

Eighth International and Twelfth Biennial Conference of The Indian Society of Victimology 03 – 05 November 2022

Indian Society of Victimology

The Indian Society of Victimology (ISV) is a national level professional society that was founded in 1992 under the aegis of Professor K. Chockalingam, the then Head of the Department of Criminology, University of Madras along with senior police officers Dr. R. K. Raghavan and Mr. L. N. Venkatesan. The Society was formally inaugurated by the eminent jurist, late Hon’ble Mr. Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer, Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India.

Over the last 27 years, the Society has made significant contributions towards victims’ rights as enshrined in the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, 1985, advocating the cause of victims of crime and abuse of power in India and abroad through its conferences, workshops, seminars, and symposia on a wide range of victimological topics.

The members of the Society come from a global fraternity of criminologists, victimologists, government officials, criminal justice stakeholders, scholars, students and practitioners. Indian Society of Victimology

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab

The Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab, was established by the State Legislature of Punjab by passing the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab Act 2006 (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006). The Act incorporated a University of Law of national stature in Punjab, to fulfil the need for a Centre of Excellence in legal education in the modern era of globalization and liberalization. The University acquired approval of the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006. The University also got registered with the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi under Section 2(f) of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 and has been declared fit to obtain grant from the (UGC) under

Section 12-B of the UGC Act, 1956. The University was accredited with ‘A’ Grade by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in 2015. RGNUL, Punjab was granted autonomy under UGC Regulations, Clause 5 Dimensions of Autonomy for Category-II Universities in April 2018. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, ranked RGNUL the first amongst the cleanest Higher Educational Institutions, Swachh Campus (2019) in the category of Government Residential Universities.

Centre for Criminology, Criminal Justice and Victimology (CCV)

The Centre for Criminology, Criminal Justice and Victimology (CCV) has been set up at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab for advanced research, training, policy analysis and consultancy in the areas concerning criminology, criminal justice and victimology. The Centre aims to assist and facilitate the law enforcement agencies, the bench, the bar and the academic institutions by venturing into unexplored areas or lesser intruded aspects of the criminal justice administration.

Call for Papers

The Conference secretariat is happy to announce Call for papers among academicians, victim advocates, activists, students, researchers and all others involved in victim advocacy and victim assistance. The paper may be submitted on any one or in the combination of sub-themes indicated below:

Sub Theme

Legal Initiatives in Victim Protection​Forensic Justice to Victims of Crime
Social and Community Initiatives in Victim ProtectionVictimization in the Digital Environment
​Mapping the Best Practices in Victim ProtectionVictimization of Women and Children
Victims of Abuse of PowerRestorative Justice for Victims of Crime
​Victims of Migration and Environmental CrimesCritical Victimology
Emerging Trends in Teaching, Research and Action in Victimology​From Victimology to Victim Justice

Guidelines for Abstract Submissions

  • The participants are requested to submit an abstract of a maximum 300 words in the doc./docx.​ format, font style – (Italic) Times New Roman, font size – 12, line spacing – single.
  • Author(s) must refrain from revealing their identity in any form in the abstract.
  • The abstract must pertain to any of the sub-themes of the conference and must include a clear indication of the objectives, methodology, major results, and implications.
  • Participants willing to submit the abstract must submit the same in the Google form itself by 11.59 pm, August 20, 2022.
  • All abstracts will be subject to blind review and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers will be selected to submit their full paper for the final presentation.
  • The criteria for evaluation by the reviewers are based on Relevance, Methodology and Originality.
  • Authors whose abstracts are selected will be intimated of the same within 15 days after submission.​
  • Payment link will be shared separately if abstract is selected.

Abstract Acceptance Guidelines:

The abstract shall meet the following criteria:

  • It must be in English and must be clearly written and well organised.
  • It shall contain

-the question and/or issues raised,
-the methodology intended to be adopted,
-main points of presentation, and
-the expected outcome and finding of the research.

  • The work must be the original work of the author.

Guidelines for Paper Submissions

The authors whose abstracts are selected will be intimated separately about the further payment process through email. The soft copy of the full paper must be submitted in .doc/.docx format to ccvpublication@rgnul.ac.in by 11:59 PM, 20th September 2022 with the subject “Full Paper Submission”. The paper must pertain to any of the sub-themes of the conference. The organisers reserve the exclusive right to publish accepted papers for the Conference ​Volume.
The body of the email with the full paper should contain the following details:

  • Title of paper and the relevant sub-theme:
  • Name of the author(s):
  • Author affiliation:
  • Contact number and email of author(s):

Co-authorship is allowed subject to a maximum of 02 authors. All such author and co-author(s) will have to mandatorily and separately register themselves by paying the requisite registration fees. At least one person amongst the author or co-authors has to be present for presenting the paper.

Authors must adhere to the following formatting guidelines for full paper submission.

  • Name of Author(s) or any other form of identification must not be mentioned in the full paper.
  • Word limit – 5000
  • Font style – Times New Roman
  • Font size – 12
  • Line spacing – 1.5
  • Citation style – OSCOLA 4th ed. 2012                        (Click here for the Citation Style guidelines)
  • Margins – 1 inch (i.e. 2.54 cm) on each side
  • Paper size – A4


Last date for Registration​20TH AUGUST 2022
Last date for submission of Abstract20TH AUGUST 2022
Last date for the submission of full paper for presentation20TH SEPTEMBER 2022
Last date for Professor K. Chockalingam Award and Fellowship Award (Nomination)20TH SEPTEMBER 2022
Last date for the submission of full paper for ISV Best Research Paper Award20TH SEPTEMBER 2022

Important E-mail ID’s

For Publication: ccvpublication@rgnul.ac.in

For Registration: ccvregistration@rgnul.ac.in

For Accommodation : ccvaccommodation@rgnul.ac.in


Dr. Ivneet Walia,

Organising Secretary

E-mail: ccvconference@rgnul.ac.in

Phone: 0175-2391200, 600; www.isv2022.weebly.com

For More Details Click HERE

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