Australasian Society
of Victimology






Resource Material & Reading List


Contacting the ASV





 The Journal of the Australasian Society of Victimology focuses on issues pertaining to victimology and crime/victimisation prevention.

 Volume 1, Number 1 (May 1990)
 • Victims of crime - Quo vardis? An Australian perspective, D.A. Hunt

 • Implementing victims' rights - An Australian perspective, C.J. Sumner & A.C. Sutton

 • Victims of crime, A national and an international perspective, D.A. Hunt

 • Crime and the elderly - National workshop report

 • Crime and the elderly, R.V. Clarke

 • Groups at risk, D. Bracey

 Volume 1, Number 2 (November 1990)
 • Police as Victims - Implications for police welfare services and education, H. Eijkman

 • The victimisation of organisations, D. Challenger

 • Crisis Support for victims, D. Wells

 • Victims and Bullies in school communities, K. Rigby & P Slee

 • 8th UN Congress on the prevention of crime & treatment of offenders - report, M. Duigan

 • Bright future for victimology:  Summary of an address by E. Viano

 • Book Review:  Victims of crime - Problems, policies & programs, A. Lurigio et al.  Reviewer, R. Whitrod

 Special Edition - Organisations as victims, proceedings of a seminar convened in Adelaide, South Australia, in 1991
 Editor's Introduction (M. Goode)

   • Openning Session

        Welcome Address, D. Hunt
        Opening Address, Sir W. Crocker
        Keynote Speaker, Organisations as victims of crime, A. Freiberg

 • Public Sector Organisations

        Workplace crime:  A major contributor to crime against organisations, D. Challenger
        Victims and Bullies in school communities, K. Rigby & C. Conolly
        Hospital security - Getting it right, F. O'Brien
        Physical assets in schools, H. Kolbe

 • Private Sector Organisations

        A business perspective, I. Harrison
        Retailers as victims of crime, P. Anderson
        The incidence of fraud on insurance organisations, R. Brown

 • Police and Organisational Victimisation

        Police as victims of crime, C. Wilson
        Police as victims of crime:  Implications for police welfare services & education, H. Eijkman
        Police victimisation:  A misunderstanding of the role of the police, M. O'Connell

 • Fraud Control

        Fraud control:  A plan for South Australian Government Departments, C.J. Sumner
        Towards an integrated government policy on fraud control, P. Roberts
        Fraud squad perspective, B. Smith
        Methodologies for the risk assessment of fraud and the development of fraud control plan, N. Traeger

 • Financial Controls

        Corporate criminal activities:  Some general observations, K. MacPherson
        Shareholders and creditors as victims of crime, N. Orfanos
        Credit card fraud, T. Van Rhoda

 Volume 1, Number 3 (March 1992)
 • The legal rights of victims of crime in America, S. Garkawe

 • Who may be called a victim of crime, M. O'Connell

 • Bystander intervention:  Individual, group and societal responses to persons in distress, C. Corns

 Volume 1, Number 4 (December 1992)
 • Family policy and crime, C. Henrickson

 • Victim Services in South Australia - A co-operative approach, A. Patterson

 • Diversion and victim / offenders - dispute resolution, J. Murray & M. O'Connell

 • Crime:  Investing in its prevention, M. Duigan

 • Radical victimology:  A critique of the concept of the victim in traditional victimology, M.D. McShane & F.P. Williams

 Volume 2, Number 1 (January 1999)
 Executive Editor's Introduction, Mr Michael O'Connell

 • Victimology and the 'Stolen Generation',  Sam Garkawe

 • A values-based community approach to crime prevention, David Hunt

 • Compensation for victims of abuse of power - developments in India, Professor K Chockalingham

 • Victims of crime & criminal justice, Chris Sumner

 • The law on victim impact statements in Australia, Michael O'Connell

 Volume 2, Number 2 (2000)
 Executive Editor's Introduction, Michael O'Connell

 • Righting the Wrong - Minimising the Risk: A review of victims' rights and services in South Australia, with a special reference to preventing
 victimisation, The Hon K. Trevor Griffin, Attorney-General

 • The three major victimological paradigms - A theoretical 'Road Map' for Victimology, Sam Garkawe

 • The victim's right to self-defence, Professor Knut Servi

 • Implications for victim support and for prevention strategies: Repeat victimisation, Robyn Holder

 • Are crime victims 'better off'?, Dr Chris Corns

 • Victims of crime: The therapeutic benefit of receiving compensation, Michael Dawson & Jodie Zada

 • Homicide: Views of Survivors in South Australia, Michael O'Connell & Lynette Nitschke


Notes for contributors


 The ASV also periodically publishes a newsletter.


 In conjunction with the Australian Institute of Criminology, the ASV produced:   Sumner, C., Israel, M., O’Connell, M. & Sarre, R. (Eds.),  1996
 International Victimology: Selected papers from the 8th International Symposium on Victimology - Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra.


 In conjunction with the South Australian Institute of Justice Studies, the Adelaide City Campus, TAFE SA and the Victim Support Service Inc.
 (South Australia), the ASV published: O'Connell, M. (Ed.), 2000 Victims of Crime: Working together to improve services - proceedings of a
 national conference held in May 2000 in Adelaide, South Australia.