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International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology 2021 

Victimization in a digital world: responding to and connecting with victims

Donostia / San Sebastián (Basque Country, Spain)

June 6th-10th

This Symposium will bring together professionals, researchers, policy, makers, students, and volunteers from a wide variety of disciplines and backgrounds. This interdisciplinary event will focus on the detection, prevention, investigation, prosecution and social responses to digital crimes and victimization. Classical and contemporary topics in Victimology will also be discussed, thus anyone interested in Victimology, digitalization or human rights issues, including environmental harm, is welcome to attend..


Contemporary Perspectives of Victimology

  • Explanations/Theories of victimization

  • Types of victimization

  • Victims and the criminal justice processes

  • Restorative justice     

  • Transitional justice


Patterns of Digital Victimization

  • Violent and sexual forms of victimization

  • Financial forms of victimization

  • Digital poly-victimization

  • Cyber warfare and cyber terrorism: Victimological perspectives


Effects/Impact of Digital victimization

  • Emotional/psychological impact

  • Trauma of digital victimization

  • Trauma in victims of digital terrorism

  • Financial and social impact


Research, Theory, and Practice in Digital Age

  • Theoretical perspectives in Victimology

  • Research methodologies in Victimology

  • Technological approaches to victimological research


Criminal Justice and Legal Responses to Digital victimization

  • Investigation of digital crime

  • Combating digital crimes and victimization

  • Digital responses to crimes

  • Ethical considerations for safeguarding victim privacy in a digital world



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