Magnus Lindgren — Vesna Nikolić-Ristanović INTERNATIONAL AND SERBIAN PERSPECTIVE CRIME VICTIMS
CRIME VICTIMS INTERNATIONAL AND SERBIAN PERSPECTIVE
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| 3 | About the authors: Magnus Lindgren currently works as the Secretary General of a Swedish non-profit NGO called Safer Sweden Foundation (Stiftelsen Tryggare Sverige). Magnus is a crimi- nologist and a former police offi cer with a PhD in Psychology from the University of Stockholm. He was previously director of Victim Support Sweden and Chairman of the National Organization for Relatives to Murder Victims. Th rough the years Mag- nus has written numerous of reports, books and articles that focus on victim reactions and contacts with the justice system. He regularly participates as a lecturer in various educational contexts, including the training of police offi cers, lawyers, social workers, prosecutors and judges. Vesna Nikolić Ristanović currently works as professor at the Faculty of Special Edu- cation and Rehabilitation at the University of Belgrade, where she teaches criminology, victimology, child abuse and juvenile delinquency. She deals with issues including vio- lence against women, traffi cking in persons, war victimization (particularly war rapes), protection of victims, human and women’s rights, and the use of restorative justice in dealing with a past in post-conflict societies. She is the founder, first president and cur- rent director of the Victimology Society of Serbia. She is also current president-elect of European Criminology Society and member of executive committee of World Society of Victimology. Belgrade, November 2011
| 5 | Foreword The increased attention toward victims of crimes in past years has motivated many countries to rethink the mechanisms used in many sectors of the society who provide assistance and protection to victims of crime. This book was written in an effort to shed light into what is the situation regarding the victims of crimes in Serbia using interna- tional perspective, primarily developments and researches conducted in Sweden.
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